Echoes From The Past
Warner Music [Sony Music outside Europe] announced the upcoming release of Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound Of Thunder on Blu-ray, DVD, 2-CD, 3-disc vinyl and deluxe 4-disc edition with bonus tracks.
The 2020 version of the Delicate Sound Of Thunder film was created by restoring the original 35-millimetre negatives, transferring the footage to the 4K high-def digital format and completely re-editing it. The sound was remixed from the original multi-track tapes.
The updated editions of the film and album both were included in Pink Floyd 2019 box set The Later Years. Screenings of the movie at select theaters had been announced for this month, but they’ve been postponed.
Here’s the trailer –
Pink Floyd’s official Twitter posted this –
Delicate Sound of Thunder is on Blu-ray/DVD/2CD/3LP vinyl/deluxe 4-disc edition from Nov 20th but you can now stream Great Gig In The Sky on all streaming platforms & YouTube.
— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) October 16, 2020
In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant comeback. The band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist/vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut.
Guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album, a global chart smash, which, ultimately, saw the return of Wright to the fold.
The two-CD reissue of Delicate Sound Of Thunder lists eight songs that didn’t appear on the original live album, while the three-LP set has nine extra tunes. The audio has been remixed with input from Gilmour.
The box set comes with a 40-page photo booklet, a tour poster and postcards. The other versions include a 24-page booklet.
The remastered Delicate Sound Of Thunder audio will be available to buy on November 20th, and the film will also be available to buy on Digital or get it On Demand from December 1st.