The Final Cut

Release date
12 Apr 2004
Running length
13 tracks
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1 The Post War Dream (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:59 399
2 Your Possible Pasts (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:25 338
3 One Of The Few (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:11 341
4 When The Tigers Broke Free (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:16 366
5 The Hero's Return (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:42 309
6 The Gunners Dream (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:16 340
7 Paranoid Eyes (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:40 307
8 Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:17 310
9 The Fletcher Memorial Home (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:11 309
10 Southampton Dock (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:10 304
11 The Final Cut (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:44 353
12 Not Now John (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:54 329
13 Two Suns In The Sunset (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:19 286

About this album

Entirely written by Roger Waters, this is the last Pink Floyd album with Waters. It is also one of their most political albums mainly criticising the British role in the Falkland war.
Some say this is Roger Waters solo album with the rest of Pink Floyd as a support band, though the great guitar work of Gilmour is certainly adding to the strength of the album.

For those who loved the psychedelic work of the early PF this record must be a disappointment, there are no long compositions, no sound scapes; its a full blown rock album. with some typical 80s influence such as background quires and saxophone solos…
But… still it is one of their and not only their greatest albums.

YEAR: 1983
LABEL: Harvest EMI
TIME: 43’27
PRODUCER: Waters, Guthrie, Kamen
COVER: Waters, Christie, Dodgers
GENRE: progressive rock

Roger Waters lead vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, sound effects, acoustic guitar, artwork
David Gilmour guitars, lead vocals on “Not Now John”
Nick Mason drums, percussion, sound effects (with holophonics)
Michael Kamen piano harmonium, conducting and arranging of the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Andy Bown Hammond organ, Ray Cooper percussion
Andy Newmark drums on Two Suns in the Sunset, Raphael Ravenscroft tenor sax

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  • Supertransonic

    Not very Pink Floyd-ish? It's literally The Wall 2. (Spot on!)

    23 Sep 4:46pm Reply
  • LetsBeSerious

    Not very Pink Floyd-ish? It's literally The Wall 2.

    17 Sep 1:03am Reply
  • VasZaitsev

    Maybe not very Pink Floyd-ish, bit still a very good album.

    3 Aug 9:47pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    "The Final Cut >>> Division Bell" LOL no freaking way. [4]

    17 Jul 5:37am Reply
  • CousinEarl

    This album fucking blows.

    11 Jul 4:50am Reply
  • scibi1992

    The Final Cut >>> Division Bell" LOL no freaking way [3]

    9 Jul 7:22am Reply
  • junin_016

    Abomination317 --> wut? u mad bro?

    22 Apr 8:25pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    High hopes eats this album for breakfast.

    20 Apr 5:08pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    Some of the best lyrics on any album in rock. The music is a little lacking compared to other Floyd albums, but this is still a great record.

    19 Apr 9:46pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    The Final Cut>>>> Momentary Lapse of Reason, Division Bell, WIsh You Were Here, The Wall. But it's still not the best of Pink Floyd, primarily because it's a Roger Waters album.

    18 Mar 12:34pm Reply
  • vinterskogen2

    "The Final Cut >>> Division Bell" LOL no freaking way. [2]

    11 Mar 2:19am Reply
  • mmmojo

    Because The Wall is too mainstream.

    19 Feb 6:53pm Reply
  • phmygad

    Roger Water's best solo album [2]

    16 Feb 11:12pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    "The Final Cut >>> Division Bell" LOL no freaking way.

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • fresu24

    The Final Cut >>> A Momentary Lapse Of Reason/Division Bell [5]

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cmmnblckstrthrt

    My god, what an underrated masterpiece. I have been holding off listening to this for about 2 years, and jeez. This is beautiful. It isn't far behind the classics tbh. I would say it's pretty damn close to their 70's releases, not quite there though.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dr_bun

    not now john is one of their best songs

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Good album.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • KyleFuckingHyde

    Still some of the best straight faced lines are here. I'll admit with complete sincerity that I love it when Waters says some outright offensive stuff, mostly mockingly but some of it harsh truth. Fun to sing around the house hoping someone might hear and wonder what the fuck they just heard.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KyleFuckingHyde

    Took a couple listens to really take off but it's definitely very good. The biggest problem I do have is that, at least this is my impression, a number feel like they were considered against each other for a place as one or several downer tracks or something. For The Wall film specifically, that much seems to have been stated outright. Some comes off as missing the edge present in Waters' complete albums, obviously The Wall itself most of all. But I could be speaking nonsense.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
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