Delicate Sound of Thunder

Release date
18 May 2005
Running length
26 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (live) 13:32 13,202
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond 11:59 253,441
2 Learning to Fly (live) 5:15 8,875
2 Learning to Fly 4:51 417,847
3 Yet Another Movie (live) 6:17 3,219
4 Round and Round 0:33 4,429
4 Round and Around (live) 0:33 3,128
5 Sorrow (live) 10:45 7,348
5 Sorrow 9:26 287,041
6 The Dogs of War (live) 7:24 3,479
6 The Dogs of War 6:09 175,670
7 On the Turning Away (live) 6:48 5,915
201 One of These Days (live) 6:47 6,124
203 Wish You Were Here (live) 6:33 21,941
204 Us and Them (live) 6:56 6,406
206 Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) (live) 7:08 4,452
207 Comfortably Numb (live) 9:27 16,136
208 Run Like Hell (live) 8:34 7,510
1 One of These Days 6:14 358,753
2 Time (live) 6:46 8,280
3 Wish You Were Here 4:40 982,721
4 Us & Them 7:20 38,289
5 Money (live) 8:51 7,986
6 Another Brick in the Wall Part II (live) 5:34 294
7 Comfortably Numb 8:58 825,761
8 Run Like Hell 7:08 465,889

About this album

Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour-led era of the band which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988. It was released on 22 November 1988, through EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in the United States. This was the last Pink Floyd release made with vinyl as its primary medium; all subsequent releases have been made with CD as their primary medium.

The band recorded and filmed their series of shows at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia in November 1987 for a potential live concert film and album. However, the band were not happy with the results. Consequently, the material from these shows would make up videos and B-sides for the A Momentary Lapse of Reason singles and later these shows were released as a bootleg recordings entitled Pink Floyd: The Calhoun Tapes and Would You Buy A Ticket To This Show. Then in August 1988, the band went to Nassau Coliseum and filmed and recorded their five night stand for Delicate Sound of Thunder at the end of the initial Momentary Lapse 1987/88 tour.
The album was released in 1988 as a double LP, double cassette, and a double CD, each format containing a slightly different track listing. The album includes many works from A Momentary Lapse of Reason as well as quite a few from older albums. The double LP format did not have “Us and Them” on the track listing. Both the double LP and the double cassette had “Wish You Were Here” between “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” and “Comfortably Numb”.

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  • SSBN623

    so the artwork was meant to represent "FORD you gatta better idea 'sides us runnin' up this here hill and gettin' dead or dyin' tryin'" he was busy perfectin' the backseat ! JMS

    27 Mar 6:47pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    by the way indie means independent music / / / / please put me down . . . no . . nO. . . .NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 Feb 5:54pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    so the artwork above was created by feeble-minded veterans . . . we seemed to be the sad-eyed ladies of the lowlands . . . we were hopin' FORD had a better idea than runnin' UP a hill so someone could shoot your lights OUT./ / / JMS late of the United States Submarine Service

    17 Feb 5:38pm Reply
  • kajuga

    I had it on cassette too, nice edition with both cassettes in one package :)

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Bangerboy66

    Love this live

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JackJones17

    On The Turning Away live is soooo great especially that guitar solo !!!

    12 Jan 2014 Reply
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    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    The Momentary Lapse material that's on here is stunning. Sorrow!

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • belov_roman

    In love with this album.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • iamjustkidding

    had it on cassette

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Krasnoarmiejec

    A Few songs on this album sounds better than on "Pulse".

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DaftPunk97

    Amazing Album !

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sco703

    The song names need to be cleaned up.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • RafaelDivoz

    Amazing ! 10/10 !

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • papua23

    nice album cover.

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • fredsnewslacks

    don't get me wrong, nick mason is awesome, but he did seem to oversimplify his style as time went on. the stuff from 66-67 is amazingly intricate jazzy drumming. in my opinion his best playing was on meddle, live at pompeii and dark side. really emotive powerful playing but still complex and impressive. oh, and yeah, i'm a drummer ;)

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Galley99

    The blistering guitar solo on this live version of "Comfortably Numb" is epic!

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • gotantasen

    The vhs of this album is incredibile!

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • GeeTeeAge

    I adore the 80's drumsound on it. Heavy and loud snares make me feel really good

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ovunqueproteggi

    Hate the 80's drumsound on this album [2]

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
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