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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Am I one of the few A Momentary Lapse Of Reason fans? Some terrific songs on that 1987 album, like the instrumental film music-like Terminal Frost, Yet Another Movie (love the lyrics), Sorrow, One Slip, On The Turning Away and so on.

I also like The Division Bell. I found Gilmour's recent solo album On An Island a bit dissapointing though.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Pink Floyd is one of the greatest progressive rock bands ever.


sd smile


IMHO of course.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Am I one of the few A Momentary Lapse Of Reason fans?


Nope one of their best cds.

sd smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Am I one of the few A Momentary Lapse Of Reason fans? Some terrific songs on that 1987 album, like the instrumental film music-like Terminal Frost, Yet Another Movie (love the lyrics), Sorrow, One Slip, On The Turning Away and so on.

I also like The Division Bell. I found Gilmour's recent solo album On An Island a bit dissapointing though.


No, I like the Gilmour period too! I'm surprised you didn't like ON AN ISLAND, though. I would think it was a bit up your alley, with soft, ethereal instrumental tracks and a laidback atmosphere.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I haven't given On An Island many spins - maybe I should. At first listen I found the album a bit too acoustic and "blues"-sounding. Not *many* instrumentals on it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I haven't given On An Island many spins - maybe I should. At first listen I found the album a bit too acoustic and "blues"-sounding. Not *many* instrumentals on it.

No, not many pure instrumentals, perhaps, but long stretches of guitar solos, moody synths etc. And yes, it is rather BLUESY, but that's really an integral part of Gilmour's playing, that melancholic, "yearning" blues sound that isn't exactly blues. Somewhat reminiscent of Terje Rypdal, I guess.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I only have

MEDDLE
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
WISH YOU WERE HERE
ANIMALS
THE WALL

The Wall is my favorite. "Goodbye Blue Sky" is so restrained and powerful. The Kamen bits on this album stand out so wonderfully too. I really miss his work.

I'd like to get The Final Cut sometime. Unfortunately i got into Pink Floyd AFTER I became a filmmusic nut, so I haven't spent the appropriate time getting into these. I do know I love every second of them!

"High Hopes" is the only post-WALL song that I know (and love).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I haven't given On An Island many spins - maybe I should. At first listen I found the album a bit too acoustic and "blues"-sounding. Not *many* instrumentals on it.

No, not many pure instrumentals, perhaps, but long stretches of guitar solos, moody synths etc. And yes, it is rather BLUESY, but that's really an integral part of Gilmour's playing, that melancholic, "yearning" blues sound that isn't exactly blues. Somewhat reminiscent of Terje Rypdal, I guess.


I only have one album by Terje Rypdal, there's a track on it called Innseiling and the guitar work on that is very Gilmour like, exceptionally good track too, do you know it Thor?

p.s. Loved Gilmour's last albumsmile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2008 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

While I love DARK SIDE and ECHOES and have just about all of their LPs, THE WALL has lost most of its lustre for me. As someone noted above, too theatrical, very fake in huge part.

EXCEPT...

Comfortably Numb is one of the best songs ever written.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I only have one album by Terje Rypdal, there's a track on it called Innseiling and the guitar work on that is very Gilmour like, exceptionally good track too, do you know it Thor?

No, can't say I've heard of that particular track (btw, "Innseiling" means "Sailing in"...to shore?). But I'm certainly keen to check it out now that you mention it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I only have one album by Terje Rypdal, there's a track on it called Innseiling and the guitar work on that is very Gilmour like, exceptionally good track too, do you know it Thor?

No, can't say I've heard of that particular track (btw, "Innseiling" means "Sailing in"...to shore?). But I'm certainly keen to check it out now that you mention it.


I think you'd love it!

I don't know what album of Rypdal's it's from? Mine is on the ECM label and it's a compilation called 'Works', it's purely instrumental with a slow dreamy begining and fast paced middle section before ending like it began.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I have 'The Wall' on vinyl. I think the film works very well, but Waters I believe had massive fallouts with the director etc..

It's interesting: the film was essentially about a generation of 'fathers' killed in WWII, and a subsequent generation who make all the old mistakes, fascism, libertinism, etc. because they can't break over 'the wall' that 'mother' made.

But Waters' original concept was about hating conformity via parenting, education etc.. I think the film works admirably
with the music, so I never really knew what the split was actually about.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

But Waters' original concept was about hating conformity via parenting, education etc.. I think the film works admirably with the music, so I never really knew what the split was actually about.

Most likely that Waters is a control-freak....like all great artists.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I haven't given On An Island many spins - maybe I should. At first listen I found the album a bit too acoustic and "blues"-sounding. Not *many* instrumentals on it.

No, not many pure instrumentals, perhaps, but long stretches of guitar solos, moody synths etc. And yes, it is rather BLUESY, but that's really an integral part of Gilmour's playing, that melancholic, "yearning" blues sound that isn't exactly blues. Somewhat reminiscent of Terje Rypdal, I guess.


I can't trace that blues-feeling back to AMLOR though. But Gilmour was 20 years younger in 1987 - and he seemed to have a little more energy back then.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2008 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I can't trace that blues-feeling back to AMLOR though. But Gilmour was 20 years younger in 1987 - and he seemed to have a little more energy back then.

It's perhaps not all over that album in terms of genre, but definitely in Gilmour's guitar SOLOS. It's part of his "sound". By the way, I think you would like Gilmour's ABOUT FACE from 1984. Energetic pop songs. I'm not sure you would be that keen on his FIRST solo album, though (self-titled and released in 1979...somewhat more experimental and, yes, bluesy).

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2008 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Dr. Lao   (Member)

Thor, have you ever listened to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in DTS 5.1?

Man, you should try...

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2008 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

The Griffith Park Observatory, many years ago, conducted a laser light show to the music of Dark Side of the Moon (as well as The Wall and a couple other mega-popular albums).

Believe me, that was an experience I will never forget and I do miss it terribly. I would LOVE to experience it again sometime.

Joe

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2008 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Thor, have you ever listened to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in DTS 5.1?

Man, you should try...



And synch the album with "The Wizard of Oz", starting the album right with the third roar of Leo the MGM lion at the start of the film

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2008 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Misanthropic Tendencies   (Member)

I remember in school they made us sit through the pop 'videos' of things like The Wall and Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds, on film reels in the school hall (the former in secondary school, the latter in junior school) and I hated every moment sitting there...

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2008 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Dr. Lao   (Member)

Thor, have you ever listened to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in DTS 5.1?

Man, you should try...



And synch the album with "The Wizard of Oz", just at the third roar of Leo in the opening shot of MGM's lion roarind.


Jupiter, the last act of 2001 also works fine with Echoes.

 
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