Pink Floyd RecordsPink Floyd will wind down its vinyl reissue campaign on January 20, 2017, with the release of remastered versions of 1983’s The Final Cut and 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason on 180-gram vinyl. Both albums, which were the only studio efforts Pink Floyd released during the 1980s, have been unavailable on vinyl for more than two decades.
The Final Cut was the last Pink Floyd studio album to feature founding singer/bassist Roger Waters, and the only one on which keyboardist Rick Wright did not appear. The record peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than 2 million copies in the U.S. Waters wrote all of the songs on The Final Cut, which includes tunes boasting anti-war themes that were inspired by the Falklands War and Roger’s reaction to the U.K.’s Margaret Thatcher-led government.
A Momentary Lapse of Reason marked a new beginning for Pink Floyd, with the band now a trio featuring singer/guitarist David Gilmour, founding drummer Nick Mason and Wright. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two #1 hits on the publication’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart — “Learning to Fly” and “On the Turning Away.” The record, which saw the band experimenting with drum machines and samples, has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S.
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