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Final Cut (W/1 Bonus Track) Original recording remastered
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Pink Floyd 2011 Remasters
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.See all Product Description
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This might be worth l;istening to once every 5 years or so when in an introspective mood, or you are thinking about how the powers that be are turning england/UK into an islamic state complete with zones where only muslims are allowed to go, you know the failure of the postwar dream, but apart from that, forget about it
this album could kill a party faster than accordian music
This stands as one of the harshest political statements in ages, in fact it reminds me of how Dante used the inferno to condemn political figures to hell. The statement in Fletcher Memorial is similiarly strong, exposing leaders as being "overgrown infants."
The song "Two Suns in the Sunset" almost brings me to tears when I hear, "and you'll never hear their voices" "Daddy! Daddy!". So powerful.
I simply love the sick sarcastic setting for "get your filthy hands off my desert." It illustrates the level in which those in power are detached from those without. The totally ironic strings come in with lame pompus music, its almost comical.
Possible Pasts show cases the way in which what could have been haunts us. In fact, like butterflies, they play around just out of reach.
In the song "not now John" I am trying to figure out if John is lennon. Although the first time i heard it i dennounce the possiblity, I am now not sure. It talks about how we are putting art, the environment, and indeed our own education behind the needs of the state to be powerful. Either it is that John Lennon is being used as a symbol for artists and works of Art, or John means a common person, like Joe and they are telling John not to indulge in art. If anybody knows, they arent' telling me.
All in all a very theatrical release and I love it.
Between July and December of 1982, 'The Final Cut was born via various recording studios in England. Pink Floyd no longer featured Rick Wright who had played out the live 'Wall shows (1980 and 1981) knowing he was no longer required as Pink Floyd's keyboard player. His replacement on the next Pink Floyd record would be Michael Kamen; who would play piano and harmonium on the album. While Rick Wright didn't appear on the album at all, David Gilmour, who's vocal requirements on 'The Wall had been more sparse than previous Pink Floyd albums, would now only sing lead on one song 'Not Now John. Indeed Dave's very recognisable guitar solos would also hardly appear on the album, it seemed Roger saw 'The Final Cut, more as a solo project. In sound and vocal delivery 'The Final Cut has far more in common with Rogers' solo album 'The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, than any previous Pink Floyd albums.Read more ›
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Floyd but not Floyd. Waters writing alone & his somewhat bleak view of life but aurally & sonically a very interesting collection of linked songs some weak some very good, this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SAnders
Fine but the first side had one skip on it. William toPublished 4 months ago by William k. McConnell
...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 15 months ago by Burton Sundquist
this album is a lyrical masterpiece!! some tireless great musical ideas too! but is - too depressing to receive my five stars!!Published on June 30 2014 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