A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd's 1987 (September 7) album A Momentary Lapse of Reason was their first album since 1983 and followed the departure of Roger Waters in 1985. The album reached #3 on both the US and UK charts. A re-mastered CD was released in 1997.

Table of contents
1 Tracks
2 Personnel
3 Controversy

Tracks

  1. "Signs of Life" (Gilmour/Ezrin) - 4:24
  2. "Learning to Fly" (Gilmour/Moore/Ezrin/Carin) - 4:53
  3. "The Dogs of War" (Gilomour/Moore) - 6:05
  4. "One Slip" (Gilmour/Manzanera) - 5:10
  5. "On the Turning Away" (Gilmour/Moore) - 5:42
  6. "Yet Another Movie" (Gilmour/Leonard) - 6:18
  7. "Round and Around" (Gilmour/Leonard) - 1:10
  8. "A New Machine (Part 1)" (Gilmour) - 1:46
  9. "Terminal Frost" (Gilmour) - 6:17
  10. "A New Machine (Part 2)" (Gilmour) - 0:38
  11. "Sorrow" (Gilmour) - 8:46

Personnel

  • David Gilmour Guitar, lead vocals.
  • Nick Mason Drums.
  • Tony Levin Electric bass.
  • Richard Wright Keyboards.
  • Bob Ezrin - Keyboards, percussion and sequencers
  • Jim Keltner - Drums
  • Steve Forman - Percussion
  • Jon Carin - Keyboards
  • Tom Scott - Alto and soprano saxophone
  • Scott Page - Tenor saxophone
  • Carmine Appice - Drums
  • Pat Leonard - Synthesizers
  • Bill Payne - Hammond organ
  • Michael Landau - Guitar
  • John Halliwell - Saxophone
  • Darlene Koldenhaven, Carmen Twillie, Phyllis St. James, Donnie Gerrard - Backing vocals

Controversy

After 1983's The Final Cut, bandmembers went their separate ways until 1987, when Gilmour attempted to revive the band with Nick Mason. A bitter legal dispute with Roger Waters (who left the band in 1985) ensued, but Gilmour and Mason achieved the legal right to release an album as Pink Floyd (Waters, however, gained the rights to some traditional Pink Floyd imagery, including almost all of The Wall). Richard Wright re-joined the duo during the recording sessions of this album, but only as a salaried session musician.

This album has often been critized for having less substance than Roger Waters-era Pink Floyd.




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