Delicate Sound of Thunder (1989)

Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder, 1989

Directed by Wayne Isham
Starring David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, Tim Renwick, Jon Carin, Scott Web page, Man Pratt, Gary Wallis, Margret Taylor, Rachel Fury, Durga McBroom



Pink Floyd’s 1989 live performance movie Delicate Sound of Thunder has been reissued with music and photographs not discovered within the authentic model. I reviewed the digital model, nevertheless it’s additionally accessible on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s a visit down reminiscence lane for us Gen Xers who have been there for the tour.


In highschool and properly into my twenties, I used to be an avid concert-goer. MTV was nonetheless principally exhibiting music movies, and lots of the basic rock bands I grew up with have been placing out albums and/or happening excursions in a single capability or one other. Pink Floyd was one among my favorites, and I grabbed a replica of their album Momentary Lapse of Cause as quickly because it got here out.

I used to be too younger to have seen Pink Floyd when Roger Waters was a part of the band for his or her iconic Nineteen Seventies excursions, so when the tour was introduced and I noticed they have been enjoying at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia within the fall of 1987, some pals and I snagged tickets. I had seen Roger Waters on his Radio Okay.A.O.S. tour on the Spectrum a pair months prior, in order that 12 months I bought as shut as anybody might get to the total Pink Floyd expertise.

The Waters present was an awesome enviornment expertise, however seeing Pink Floyd in a sold-out stadium constructed to carry over 80,000 folks was one thing I’ll always remember. We arrived simply because the band was beginning to play the primary notes of “Shine on You Loopy Diamond,” and so many individuals have been attempting to cram by the gates that the folks working there gave up on attempting to tear the tickets. I’ve all the time questioned if a couple of ticket-less individuals who have been hanging round on the proper second slipped by with us.


The Momentary Lapse of Cause tour was became a dwell album known as Delicate Sound of Thunder that was accompanied by a live performance movie of the identical identify. I scooped up the album however by no means had an opportunity to see the live performance movie till not too long ago, when Sony made a digital assessment copy of the reissued model accessible to me. You will discover it on DVD and Blu-ray too.

This new model of the movie has a couple of modifications, together with, amongst different issues, the restoration of “Cash” and a coloration model of “Nice Gig within the Sky.” I’m undecided why “Nice Gig” was initially introduced in black-and-white. Some songs are nonetheless lacking from the movie, though they’re accessible in a separate disc within the field set, which I’m positive hardcore followers will favor to a digital-only model. The digital model has the bonus tracks after the top credit.

The live performance footage was taken from performances in New York state and France. The present was a bit understated as stadium exhibits went again then, with a round video display behind the band and a regular laser present and smoke results. And, sure, the notorious pig, which was the topic of a custody battle between Roger Waters and the remainder of the band, makes an look. Nevertheless, not one of the Animals songs that includes pigs have been performed in the course of the present.


For me, one of the best a part of this movie is seeing up shut what I noticed from a distance in 1987. JFK Stadium, which is lengthy gone, was constructed like a shallow bowl, as have been many sports activities stadiums of that period, so there have been no nose-bleed seats, so to talk, however my pals and I have been a good distance from the stage. The video display performed animations and live-action footage, however no dwell photographs of the band, so everybody on stage was a hazy define from my viewpoint.

Now I can see particulars like Nick Mason’s light-up drum sticks and David Gilmour’s exact guitar enjoying. It’s a hell of a present that’s value placing on a big TV and remembering a time in musical historical past that’s over 30 years in the past however in my thoughts nonetheless looks like yesterday.

Flickering Myth Rating – Movie: ★ ★ ★ ★ / Film: ★ ★ ★ ★

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