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Delicate Sound of Thunder – Worldwide Cinema Release October

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder : Trafalgar Releasing Cinema
Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder : Trafalgar Releasing Cinema

UPDATE: Unfortunately the cinema release for 15th October has been cancelled.

Cinema distribution company Trafalgar Releasing announced the release of the restored, re-edited and remixed version of Delicate Sound of Thunder in cinemas around the world for a one-night-only event. This was originally scheduled for Thursday 15th October 2020 but has been postponed – we are waiting for the rescheduled date.

Screenings of the 90-minute, 4K feature will take place subject to local venue COVID-19 measures, and tickets will be on sale from Thursday 27th August, with local screening details searchable at DelicateSoundOfThunder.com

Some theatres are able to offer a specially-created Dolby Atmos mix, but please note that dates are subject to change based on the status of local cinema re-openings.

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder [Photo Dimo Safari]

Delicate Sound of Thunder was filmed a year into the triumphant record-breaking Momentary Lapse of Reason tour at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Although the actual final live date was in June 1990, this concert presentation celebrated the last shows of 1988 – filmed and recorded over a 5-night run in August.

Directed by Wayne Isham, the Grammy Award-nominated programme was originally available solely on VHS and Laser disc, so this new version will be the first time in cinemas. Sourced directly from hundreds of cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, the show was completely re-edited by Benny Trickett, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins.

1989-05-17 – The Arena, Verona, Italy | Pink Floyd

Seen playing alongside David, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals); Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals); Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals); Gary Wallis (Percussion); Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar); Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals); Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals); and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals). Film Producers were Curt Marvis and Carl Wyant, and Director of Photography was Marc Reshovsky, with Lighting Design by Marc Brickman.

The set list carefully balances then-new material from A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Pink Floyd classics, including four songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb and a cathartic Run Like Hell. As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Delicate Sound of Thunder in the cinema is a must-attend event.

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder 4k Cinema Screening Poster

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder 4k Cinema Screening Poster
Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder 4k Cinema Screening Poster

New Pink Floyd Album “The Endless River” Due October 2014

Pink Floyd during The Division Bell recording sessions
Pink Floyd during The Division Bell recording sessions

Pink Floyd is to release a new studio album called The Endless River in October 2014.

This will be the first studio album from the band since The Division Bell which was released some twenty years ago back in 1994 – it has had the 20th Anniversary Box Set treatment of course.

According to a tweet from David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, “Pink Floyd album out in October is called “The Endless River”. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.

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Not What It Seemed…

David Gilmour New Album Studio
David Gilmour New Album Studio

A photograph appeared recently showing David Gilmour in the studio with backing singers including Durga McBroom, Sarah Brown and Louise Clare Marshall.

It was assumed that they were working on a new David Gilmour studio album but it now transpires they were recording overdubs onto older studio outtakes from The Division Bell.

There is a remote possibility that Roger Waters has got involved with this album in some capacity to honour Richard Wright. That remains to be seen given the history of the band in the years leading up to The Division Bell album release, what with Roger Waters leaving the band.

Furthermore, it was thought suspicious by many that the new 20th Anniversary Edition of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell album did not include additional studio recordings and rarities from the Division Bell recording sessions.

A Richard Wright Swansong

Rick Wright On An Island Tour 2006
Rick Wright On An Island Tour 2006

It all makes sense now that The Endless River will likely be these additional songs from the Division Bell recording sessions which have now been tidied up – adding backing vocals, more instruments etc – and made ready to share with fans. I imagine there will be a heavy Richard Wright bias on the album – I speculate that a lot of the songs could be his songs he brought to the table back during the production of the album but didn’t make “the final cut” so to speak.

Polly Samson’s twitter description gives her a lyric writing credit for The Endless River so at least we know it is not just an Instrumental only album but has songs!

Whilst David Gilmour and wife Polly Samson wrote most of the lyrics for The Division Bell album, Richard Wright wrote much of the music on the album. Songs such as Cluster One, What Do You Want from Me, Marooned, Wearing The Inside Out and Keep Talking have a music credit given to Wright. It would be a fitting tribute to the late Richard Wright to feature some more of his work.

Pink Floyd “Secret” Album – The Big Spliff

Pink Floyd in Studio
Pink Floyd in the Studio: Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Richard Wright

I am sure many fans really look forward to hearing this new material for the first time although some people out there would have heard some of it already.

An album of ambient music called The Big Spliff is probably the basis of this album. You can have a listen to Soundscape which was featured on the Pulse DVD and was played before concerts on the Pulse tour.

New Waters and Gilmour Albums?

These two albums, and the new Pink Floyd one are going to be exciting news I think. To make sure you do not miss out on hearing about them, please get our free email newsletter, or follow us on Social Media via Facebook or Twitter. Go on, be modern!

And here is the tweet that started this wonderful news:

Polly Samson Tweet about New Pink Floyd Album out in October
Polly Samson Tweet about New Pink Floyd Album out in October