PINK FLOYD - Pulse (1995)
DISC 1: 01. Shine On You Crazy Diamond 02. Astronomy Domine 03. What Do You Want From Me 04. Learning To Fly 05. Keep Talking 06. Coming Back To Life 07. Hey You 08. A Great Day For Freedom 09. Sorrow 10. High Hopes
11. Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two)
DISC 2: 01. Speak To Me 02. Breathe 03. On The Run 04. Time 05. The Great Gig In The Sky 06. Money 07. Us And Them 08. Any Colour You Like 09. Brain Damage 10. Eclipse 11. Wish You Were Here 12. Comfortably Numb 13. Run Like Hell
A two-CD live collection from a band left splintered by the departure of bassist-songwriter Roger Waters, "Pulse" is perhaps best noted for the blinking red light that was set in its spine upon initial release. It contains the remaining band (with guest musicians) performing the entire Dark Side of the Moon album, the novelty of which wears off soon after the crowd noise interrupts any potential intimacy. The crowd also sings along for several songs, which makes this either a great audio-video document or a misguided attempt at replicating the live experience. The first disc features a healthy portion of material originating after Waters' acrimonious exit from the band. There are two tracks from 1987's "A Momentary Lapse of Region" (Sorrow and Learning to Fly) and five from 1994's "The Division Bell" (What Do You Want from Me, A Great Day for Freedom, High Hopes, Keep Talking, and Coming Back to Life). These are intermixed alongside some older Pink Floyd tracks: Shine on You Crazy Diamond from Wish You Were Here, Astronomy Domine from 1967's The Piper at the Gates, and two classic cuts from "The Wall". Disc Two takes us through a complete version of "Dark Side of the Moon"; the live setting does take something away from the purity and magic of these songs, so your appreciation of the live set may depend upon the depth of your commitment to Pink Floyd itself. Three tracks are added on at the end in the form of musical encores. 1, 2, 3, 4.
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