Pink Floyd — Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)UK FLAG                                                                                                 Pink Floyd — Delicate Sound of Thunder
Album release: 22 November 1988
Recorded: 19~23 August 1988
Venue:  Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York
Record Label: EMI 
Duration:     104:08
Disc One:
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Roger Waters/David Gilmour/Richard Wright)   11:53
2. Learning to Fly (Gilmour/Bob Ezrin/Jon Carin/Anthony Moore)   5:27
3. Yet Another Movie (Gilmour/Pat Leonard)   6:21
4. Round and Around (Gilmour)   0:33
5. Sorrow (Gilmour)   9:28
6. The Dogs of War (Gilmour/Moore)   7:18
7. On the Turning Away (Gilmour/Moore)   7:58
Disc Two:
1. One of These Days (Waters/Gilmour/Wright/Nick Mason)   6:15
2. Time (Gilmour/Mason/Wright/Waters)   5:16
3. Wish You Were Here (Waters/Gilmour)   4:49
4. Us and Them (Waters/Wright)   7:22
5. Money (Waters)   9:52
6. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) (Waters)   5:28
7. Comfortably Numb (Gilmour/Waters)   8:56
8. Run Like Hell (Gilmour/Waters)   7:12
Pink Floyd
David Gilmour — guitars, console steel guitar, lead vocals
Nick Mason — drums, percussion
Richard Wright — keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on Time and Comfortably Numb
Additional musicians:
Jon Carin — keyboards, programming, backing vocals
Rachel Fury — backing vocals
Durga McBroom — backing vocals
Scott Page — saxophones, guitar
Guy Pratt — bass guitar, backing vocals, co~lead vocals on Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) and Run Like Hell
Tim Renwick — guitars, backing vocals
Margaret Taylor — backing vocals
Gary Wallis — percussion, additional keyboards on Comfortably Numb
David Gilmour — production and 2019/2020 remixing
Doug Sax — mastering (on original 1988 release)
David Gleeson — assistant engineering
Buford Jones — engineering, mixing on original 1988 release
Dimo Safari — band photography
Storm Thorgerson and Nick Marchant — cover design and graphics (on original 1988 release)
David Hewett — recording
Andy Jackson — Remastering and remixing on 2019/2020 re~release
Damon Iddins — assistant remixing on 2019/2020 re~release
Steve Knee — Cover photography on 2020 remixed/expanded reissue
Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis — supervising artwork on 2019/2020 re~releaseMason, Gilmour, Wright. Delicate Sound of Thunder
By MICHAEL AZERRAD. JANUARY 26, 1989 5:00AM ET. Score: ★★
This live double~LP set documents Pink Floyd’s enormously successful 1987~88 world tour. Although it was inevitable, releasing a live record is still a bit strange, since Pink Floyd’s concerts have become about as musically exciting as a visit to the dentist’s office — the show’s the thing, and this album is the sonic equivalent of a glossy tour program.
Pink Floyd’s previous record, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, had a suspiciously New Age ring to it, and even this, a live record, tends to fade into the background. Whereas the band used to match its special effects with headlong musical forays into the heart of the sun, it’s now plying an often vacant slickness. Welcome to the McFloyd.
The band takes great pains to reproduce the studio versions of its classics, despite the departure of mastermind Roger Waters. But even some of the more emotional songs, such as “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Run Like Hell,” are delivered by a group of musicians who seem to be just going through the motions; none of lead guitarist Dave Gilmour’s solos catch fire.
No mention is made of where the tracks were recorded, although it doesn’t make any difference; on this tour, one show was probably pretty much like the next. Pink Floyd is celebrating and cashing in on its past glories, playing all its hits for kids who wish they’d been around when Ummagumma came out.
Delicate Sound of Thunder went up with the first joint French~Soviet space mission, making it the first rock album to be played in space. That’s fitting, since, at best, it’s a decent record to space out to.