Momentary Lapse of Reason Import, Original recording remastered
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Now where does all this leave A Momentary Lapse Of Reason? With Waters gone, obviously a large portion of the chemistry that spawned such classics as Animals and Wish You Were Here is missing. The band's direction and approach to writing would naturally have to adapt, in much the same way they had to adapt after Barrett's departure. Lyrically the album is weak in spots. It contains no conceptual thread nor does it even begin to approach Roger's level of clever wordplay and stinging sarcasm. The lyrics are more poetic generalities than they are deeply held convictions. That being said, this album is a gorgeous work of music that, in certain ways, harkens back to Wish You Were Here and Meddle. Sounding like neither, but capturing the spirit of both, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is absolutely a return to form.Read more ›
1) "This doesn't sound like a Pink Floyd album." - Perform a little experiment: take someone who has never listened to Pink Floyd before and have them listen to Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Momentary Lapse of Reason back to back. Now ask them if the albums are by the same group.
2) "This album sounds so obviously eighties." - Next experiment, have the same listener as before listen to Piper At The Gates of Dawn and The Wall and have them try to identify which decade they were produced in.
3) "There's more filler here than good music." - Now that the "new" listener has heard The Wall and A Momentary Lapse of Reason, ask them which album contains more filler.
I prefer A Momentary Lapse of Reason to Animals and The Division Bell, two albums that I think are great. I'm happy to have purchased the remastered AMLOR, because a second criticism that could be aimed at it was that the sound fidelity on the original cd was terrible.
AMLOR contains several tracks that should be considered in any `best of' compilation and many secondary tracks that overshadow those musically. It's a solid album from start to finish songwise and is held together by a soundscape that is lavish and well executed. The filler arrangements of A New Machine Parts 1 & 2 play well in the soundscape, even if they can't be considered proper tracks. This is a great album and should be highly regarded.
I would highly recommend this album.
It really is underrated and under appreciated. I encourage all Pink Floyd fans and newcomers to give this a try without comparing it too much to Floyds past. Gilmour and crew deserve a chance.
AMLOR manages to capture the essence of Pink Floyd nicely without Waters involvement. In fact, I'd say the remaining band members have managed to recapture some of there creative essence featured in their earlier material that was lost as the turmoil in the band grew.
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Pink Floyd with Tony Levin on bass is a GREAT sound! Love this!Published 12 days ago by Andrew Nissen
I love ALL Pink Floyd. After Roger Waters left the band, this was a great return to some of the band's earlier sounds and experimentation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RICHARD M.
I thought this was a great find!Everything is like brand new,sound quality-condition of c.d.-case in superb shape,overall I give a thumbs-up!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer