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Final Cut (W/1 Bonus Track) Original recording remastered
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The last release from the Roger Waters-led incarnation of the band, The Final Cut is easily the most darkly provocative entry in the entire Pink Floyd catalog. Many fans and critics tend to think of it as a Roger Waters solo album, though it certainly hangs together much better than The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking or Radio K.A.O.S.. Others view it as a sequel to The Wall--and indeed, The Final Cut tackles many of the same issues (the futility of war, the innate powerlessness of the individual in modern society), albeit with twice the bile and intensity. The anger that fires songs like "The Hero's Return" and "Not Now John" is certainly legitimate, and Michael Kamen's orchestral arrangements are absolutely stunning, but the entire listening experience can be pretty draining. On the other hand, if you found The Wall to be too soft or commercial, The Final Cut is definitely the record for you. --Dan Epstein --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The 'Discovery' collection: 14 Remastered Studio Albums Since 1967 Pink Floyd have produced one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music. All 14 original Studio albums have now been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer of The Wall), and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band's long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson. 'Discovery' albums are designed as an introduction to the artist, with all booklets including full album lyrics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"The Final Cut" is largely a solo work by Floyd bassist Roger Waters with drummer Nick Mason and guitarist David Gilmour acting more as sidemen than bandmates. Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright was completely out of the picture when this album was made having left (or fired by Roger Waters depending on what you read) after the extravagant "Wall" tour. The rest of the album's sound is filled out by session musicians and a full orchestra.
The album's overall concept deals with war and politics and was written as a tribute to Roger Waters late father who died in WWII. Besides its strong musical contributions, "The Final Cut's" lyrics are gripping and seem almost autobiographical. Its content alternates back and forth between contemplative tenderness and ranting raging bitterness (a trademark of Waters).
The newly remastered version of "The Final Cut" displays the album in its best sound quality yet giving more punch to the drums and bass. The sound effect sequences heard throughout the album have an eerie realistic quality to them as if you're standing in the middle of a war zone. If this isn't enough, the reissue includes one bonus track "When The Tigers Broke Free". This song had been released as a single at the time of the "Wall" movie's release but was left off the "Final Cut" album for various reasons.Read more ›
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...Finally, the Final Cut restored on CD, a must for all Pink Floyd fans. All the familiar tracks resonate with digital clarity and the addition of When the Tigers Broke Free is a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Burton Sundquist
This just isnt a very good album, in the year 2014 it seems very dated, like an old simpsons episode, yes some of the lyrics are good but in most cases they are not, and yes there... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Torie Monaghan
this album is a lyrical masterpiece!! some tireless great musical ideas too! but is - too depressing to receive my five stars!!Published 19 months ago by marketminutdave
It took me years to fully appreciate this album. It is fragmented and today it is dated in its 1980s references to Thatcher and the Falkland war. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2011 by Albert Stadt
When I bought this cd it was supose to be new but when I receive it the cd was open and put it in a small bag sealed but the cd was in good condition .Published on Oct. 4 2010 by Patrice Gagné
Musically, this was not one of my favourite Pink Floyd albums, though the lyrics are commendable for their criticisms of war and corporate greed. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2006 by Doc
Here, i am a huge floyd fan, and i have 8 of thier cd's, (pulse 2 discs, DSOTM, animalz, wish u were here, the wall, and the final cut), the final cut is deff the worst of them... Read morePublished on March 3 2005