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PINK FLOYD : A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
1987, EMI

Pink Floyd album - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
After an acrimonious court battle with former front man, Roger Waters, the remaining members of Pink Floyd were finally allowed to perform under their accepted stage moniker, and how they accepted their chance gratefully here.  

Momentary Lapse is a stunning album of intricate subtlety, craft and skill. From the gentle sounds of oars being dipped in and out of water at the start, to the mournful resonance and spleen-searing guitar of Sorrow as the last track, this is an album that should be in everybody's collection as an act of law.


Written by Dave Gilmour (Guitar & Vocals), Nick Mason (Drums) and the re-instated Rick Wright (Keyboards), there is nothing left to chance. All of the ubiquitous effects - upon which their famous stage shows are based - are here in abundance. Listen out for the especially worrying growls of The Dogs Of War, though don't let this song of political nonchalance fool you; it's got something very real to say and it says it extremely well!

Highlight of the whole ensemble, however, has to be the beautiful On The Turning Away. Lyrically moving and musically uplifting, this is a song that should rightfully be an immediate entry into the PF Play-list of any self-respecting fan.

It took its time in coming, but when A Momentary Lapse Of Reason did eventually arrive, it was manna from heaven at a time when Stock, Aitken & Waterman were reigning supreme in the music world and we were being subjected to music of the I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, yucky proportions !! MLOR still holds its place and does not, unlike many albums, appear to have become dated in the least and is as powerful today as it was then.


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