PINK FLOYD – ” A Momentary Lapse Of Reason “

Posted: September 24, 2021 in MUSIC
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The ‘Remixed & Updated’ version of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” first included in 2019’s The Later Years box set is being made available on separately on CD and vinyl and two ‘combo’ box sets offering CD+DVD or CD+blu–ray.

The changes made to the album included returning to some of Richard Wright’s original keyboard takes, and re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason. The producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin felt that they restored “a better creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members”. It was their first album after Roger Waters had left the band.

For the first time, the album will be presented in 360 Reality Audio, a “new immersive music experience that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of live musical performance for the listener using Sony’s object-based 360 Spatial Sound technologies.”

“Some years after we had recorded the album, we came to the conclusion that we should update it to make it more timeless, featuring more of the traditional instruments that we liked and that we were more used to playing,” says David Gilmour. “This was something we thought it would benefit from. We also looked for and found some previously unused keyboard parts of Rick’s which helped us to come up with a new vibe, a new feeling for the album.”

Says drummer Nick Mason, who re-recorded drums for this new version, “There’s little doubt of the advantages in being able to find new elements within the music, or more often uncovering elements that became overwhelmed with all that new science…I think there is an element of taking the album back in time and taking the opportunity to create a slightly more open sound – utilising some of the things we had learned from playing so much of the album live over two massive tours.”

Ahead of the release, David Gilmour has shared the demo of “Yet Another Movie,” which features David on fretless bass. “Pat Leonard and I met up at Astoria in September 1986 a couple of days after I had played on a Bryan Ferry track that he was producing,” David recalls now. “We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless bass as my instrument of the day. It turned into a beautiful song.”

Meanwhile, there’s also a reissue of “Animals” on the way, if Gilmour and Waters can ever agree on anything.

The new version of “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” also features a new album cover using an alternative beds photo by Robert Dowling from the original album cover shoot directed by Hipgnosis’ Storm Thorgerson

Stereo versions are available on CD and 2LP vinyl while the CD+DVD editions go much further with the video discs also providing 5.1 surround mixes, music videos, concert screen films, a documentary and some bonus live tracks. The surround mix on the DVD is 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16) and DTS (48/16). On blu-ray it’s 5.1 DTS Master Audio (96/24). Both include hi-res stereo.

Both box sets come with a 40-page booklet and an envelope containing six exclusive stickers designed by Peter Curzon from StormStudios.

The Remixed & Updated edition of “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” will be released on 29th October 2021.

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