Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored, Re-edited and Remixed

Warner Music [Sony Music outside Europe] today announced the upcoming release of Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ on Blu-ray, DVD, 2-CD, 3-disc vinyl and deluxe 4-disc edition with bonus tracks, on November 20, 2020.

Across the various different formats, the release of Delicate Sound Of Thunder encapsulates a band at their best. Alongside the classic live album and full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in The Later Years box set, all editions feature 24-page photo booklets, with the 4-disc box edition including a 40-page photo booklet, tour poster and postcards. The 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set includes 9 songs not included on the 1988 release of the album, while the 2-CD release includes 8 tracks more than its original release.

In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist/vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut.

The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold.

Originally released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album’s release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time.

Filmed at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award-nominated Delicate Sound Of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.

Pink Floyd’s stellar supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).

Technical credits include: Film Producers: Curt Marvis and Carl Wyant; Director of Photography: Marc Reshovsky; Lighting Designer: Marc Brickman, with conceptual footage directed by Storm Thorgerson, except ‘Money’ directed by Storm Thorgerson, Barry Chattington and Peter Medak. Animation on ‘Time’ was by Ian Emes.

The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side Of The Moon (Time, On The Run, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were HereThe Wall’Comfortably Numb and a cathartic Run Like Hell. The 2-CD version features all the songs from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason including the powerful Learning To Fly, the lyrical On The Turning Away, and the mesmerising Sorrow. Other formats include a variety of songs – please see detailed content lists below.

As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting event, to be enjoyed by any rock music fan.

FORMAT LISTS

2-CD EDITION

REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

24-Page Booklet

Features 8 songs not on 1988 2-CD*

Also included in The Later Years box set

Disc 1 (Part 1)

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life*
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Yet Another Movie
  5. Round And Around
  6. A New Machine Part 1*
  7. Terminal Frost*
  8. A New Machine Part 2*
  9. Sorrow
  10. The Dogs Of War
  11. On The Turning Away

Disc 2 (Part 2)

  1. One Of These Days
  2. Time
  3. On The Run*
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky*
  5. Wish You Were Here
  6. Welcome To The Machine*
  7. Us And Them
  8. Money
  9. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
  10. Comfortably Numb
  11. One Slip*
  12. Run Like Hell

BLU-RAY and DVD EDITIONS

RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE

AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

Blu-Ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)

DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

Also included in The Later Years Box Set

24-Page Booklet

 

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Sorrow
  5. The Dogs Of War
  6. On The Turning Away
  7. One Of These Days
  8. Time
  9. On The Run
  10. The Great Gig In The Sky
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. Us And Them
  13. Money
  14. Comfortably Numb
  15. One Slip
  16. Run Like Hell

 

4-DISC BOX EDITION

Deluxe Box includes 2-CD (23 Songs), Blu-ray (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), DVD (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), 40-Page Booklet, Double Sided Poster, 5 Postcards

Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)

DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

 

RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE

AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

 

2-CD Remixed From The Original Master Tapes

 

Disc 1 (Part 1)

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Yet Another Movie
  5. Round And Around
  6. A New Machine Part 1
  7. Terminal Frost
  8. A New Machine Part 2
  9. Sorrow
  10. The Dogs Of War
  11. On The Turning Away

 

Disc 2 (Part 2)

  1. One Of These Days
  2. Time
  3. On The Run
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky
  5. Wish You Were Here
  6. Welcome To The Machine
  7. Us And Them
  8. Money
  9. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
  10. Comfortably Numb
  11. One Slip
  12. Run Like Hell

 

BLU-RAY and DVD

Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)

DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

 

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life
  3. Learning To Fly
  4. Sorrow
  5. The Dogs Of War
  6. On The Turning Away
  7. One Of These Days
  8. Time
  9. On The Run
  10. The Great Gig In The Sky
  11. Wish You Were Here
  12. Us And Them
  13. Money
  14. Comfortably Numb
  15. One Slip
  16. Run Like Hell

 

BONUS TRACKS

Blu-ray: Stereo PCM 96/24 / DVD: Stereo PCM 48/16

  1. Yet Another Movie
  2. Round And Around
  3. A New Machine Part 1
  4. Terminal Frost
  5. A New Machine Part 2

 

3-LP VINYL

Heavyweight 180g Vinyl, 24-Page Booklet, Slipcase

23 Songs

Features 9 Songs not included on the 1988 2-LP*

 

Vinyl One : Side A

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
  2. Signs Of Life *
  3. Learning To Fly

 

Vinyl One : Side B

  1. Yet Another Movie
  2. Round And Around
  3. A New Machine Part 1 *
  4. Terminal Frost *
  5. A New Machine Part 2 *
  6. Sorrow

 

Vinyl Two : Side A

  1. The Dogs Of War
  2. On The Turning Away
  3. One Of These Days

 

Vinyl Two : Side B

  1. Time
  2. On The Run *
  3. The Great Gig In The Sky *
  4. Wish You Were Here
  5. Welcome To The Machine *

 

Vinyl Three : Side A

  1. Us And Them *
  2. Money
  3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2

 

Vinyl Three : Side B

  1. Comfortably Numb
  2. One Slip *
  3. Run Like Hell

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