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Delicate Sound of Thunder Discography


Delicate Sound of Thunder

Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour-led era of the band which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988.

History
The band recorded and filmed their series of shows at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia in November of 1987 for a potential live concert film and album but the band wasn’t happy with the results. Consequently, the material from these shows would make up videos and B-sides for the A Momentary Lapse of Reason singles and recently these shows was released as a VOIO entitled Pink Floyd : The Calhoun Tapes. Then in August of 1988, the band went to Nassau Coliseum and filmed and recorded their five night stand for Delicate Sound of Thunder at the end of the initial Momentary Lapse 1987/88 tour.

The album was released in 1988 as a double LP, double cassette, and a double CD, each format containing a slightly different track listing. The album includes many works from A Momentary Lapse of Reason as well as quite a few from older albums. The double LP format did not have “Us and Them” on the track listing. Both the double LP and the double cassette had “Wish You Were Here” between “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” and “Comfortably Numb”.

Although David Gilmour stated around the time of its release and on a radio interview in 1992 that the album contained no studio overdubbing whatsoever, he embellished the tracks during mixing with some extra acoustic guitar on “Comfortably Numb”, according to engineer Buford Jones. In addition, some harmonies were replaced by studio re-takes: Richard Wright re-did his vocal on “Us and Them” and Sam Brown replaced Rachel Fury’s part in “Comfortably Numb”.

An accompanying video recording of one of the concerts was also released.

Delicate Sound of Thunder (the album) reached #11 on the Billboard 200 and is currently listed as Triple Platinum in U.S. sales ā€” it was certified Gold and Platinum on January 23, 1989 and Triple Platinum in April 1997.

Delicate Sound of Thunder became the first rock album to be played in space, as Soviet cosmonauts took it aboard Soyuz TM-7. They left the cassette box on Earth to save weight. The members of Pink Floyd were present at the launch.

Track listing
All lead vocals performed by David Gilmour unless otherwise noted.

Disc one – Side one:
“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, Pts. 1-5 (David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Roger Waters) ā€“ 11:54
Originally from Wish You Were Here
“Learning to Fly” (Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Bob Ezrin, Jon Carin) ā€“ 5:27
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
“Yet Another Movie” (Gilmour, Patrick Leonard) ā€“ 6:21
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
“Round and Around” (Gilmour) ā€“ 0:33
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Instrumental

Side two:
“Sorrow” (Gilmour) ā€“ 9:28
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
“The Dogs of War” (Gilmour, Moore) ā€“ 7:19
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason
“On the Turning Away” (Gilmour, Moore) ā€“ 7:57
Originally from A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Disc two (LP format) – Side three:
“One of These Days” (Gilmour, Wright, Nick Mason, Waters) ā€“ 6:16
Originally from Meddle
Instrumental
“Time” (Gilmour, Wright, Mason, Waters) ā€“ 5:16
Originally from The Dark Side of the Moon
Lead vocals: Gilmour and Wright
“Money” (Waters) ā€“ 9:52
Originally from The Dark Side of the Moon
“Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” (Waters) ā€“ 5:29
Originally from The Wall’

Side four:
“Wish You Were Here” (Gilmour, Waters) ā€“ 4:49
Originally from Wish You Were Here’
“Comfortably Numb” (Gilmour) ā€“ 8:56
Originally from The Wall
“Run Like Hell” (Gilmour, Waters) ā€“ 7:12
Originally from The Wall
Lead vocals: Gilmour and Guy Pratt

Disc two (CD format):
“One of These Days” (Gilmour, Wright, Nick Mason, Waters) ā€“ 6:16
Originally from Meddle
Instrumental
“Time” (Gilmour, Wright, Mason, Waters) ā€“ 5:16
Originally from The Dark Side of the Moon
Lead vocals: Gilmour and Wright
“Wish You Were Here” (Gilmour, Waters) ā€“ 4:49
Originally from Wish You Were Here
“Us and Them” (Wright, Waters) ā€“ 7:22
Originally from The Dark Side of the Moon
The LP version does not include this track.
“Money” (Waters) ā€“ 9:52
Originally from The Dark Side of the Moon
“Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” (Waters) ā€“ 5:29
Originally from The Wall
“Comfortably Numb” (Gilmour, Waters) ā€“ 8:56
Originally from The Wall
“Run Like Hell” (Gilmour, Waters) ā€“ 7:12
Originally from The Wall
Lead vocals: Gilmour and Guy Pratt

Personnel
David Gilmour ā€“ guitars, vocals
Nick Mason ā€“ drums, percussion
Richard Wright ā€“ keyboards, vocals
Tim Renwick ā€“ guitars, vocals
Jon Carin ā€“ keyboards, vocals
Guy Pratt ā€“ bass guitar, vocals
Gary Wallis ā€“ percussion
Scott Page ā€“ saxophones, guitar
Margret Taylor ā€“ backing vocals
Rachel Fury ā€“ backing vocals
Durga McBroom ā€“ backing vocals
Buford Jones ā€“ engineer
David Hewitt ā€“ assistant engineer
Storm Thorgerson ā€“ cover design and graphics
Dimo Safari ā€“ band photography
Doug Sax ā€“ mastering

Charts
Year – Chart – Position
1988 – UK Albums Chart – 11
1988 – The Billboard 200 – 11
1988 – Billboard CD Charts – 5
1988 – Norway’s album chart – 2

The above article is courtesy of Wikipedia.

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