Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder coming this October
Imagine a legendary concert performance by Pink Floyd – not that long after Roger Waters’ departure. It was from the “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” tour, and captures performances from the last five shows of 1988, which were conducted at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.
Waters wasn’t there, but David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright were. Along with another eight first-class musicians in support. Performances from those shows were put together into the concert film Delicate Sound of Thunder.
Imagine, now, that it’s 1989 when this performance is released … for TV. Yes, according to the Internet Movie Database, “Delicate Sound of Thunder” was released as a TV special in the US and Japan in mid-1989.
Can you imagine watching – and listening to! – a great Pink Floyd concert on a 1980s TV?
It has not been seen since. But now, COVID-19 permitting, you’ll be able to see Delicate Sound of Thunder in cinema with restored video and audio, come 15 October 2020.
The original 35mm film has been converted to 4K digital and meticulously restored and re-edited. The sound has been remixed from the original multitrack tapes by Andy Jackson, the sound engineer who has been working the band’s material since The Wall (along with other bands, including The Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays”), with David Gilmour and Damon Iddins.
The setlist from when it was originally shown back in 1989 included such songs as “Money”, “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Us and Them” from Dark Side of the Moon, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Wish You Were Here” from, well, Wish You Were Here, and “Comfortably Numb” from The Wall.
No announcements yet, but surely this will appear soon after on UltraHD Blu-ray, hopefully with high-resolution sound.
Stephen Dawson started writing full time about home entertainment technology just weeks before the DVD was launched in Australia. Since then he has written several thousand product reviews amounting to millions of words for newspapers and magazines around Australia.