After a protracted legal battle over the rights to the Pink Floyd name, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright released 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason despite Roger Waters' protests. Retaining collaborators from Floyd's past (like producer Bob Ezrin), this Gilmour-led version of the band crafted a number of songs that were as cerebral and introspective as anything Floyd had done in the past. The first single, "Learning to Fly," served as the unofficial anthem for this latest chapter of Pink Floyd. The Andy Mackay/Gilmour-penned "One Slip" uses the requisite bells and whistles along with Tony Levin's impressive stick solo to guarantee it a prominent place in the band's canon. "The Dogs of War" and "On the Turning Away" are perfect commentaries on the conservative mindset shaping the '80s at the time. The former is an ominous screed composed at a time when the Cold War was still a reality, and the latter is a swipe against the self-absorption of the Me Decade.
Tracks: Signs of life/ Learning to fly/ The dogs of war/ One slip/ On the turning away/ Yet another movie/ Round and round - A new machine part 1 - Terminat frost - A new machine part 2 - Sorrow.
Labels are lovely and clean with no sign of spindle marks. Record has a few light scuff marks and is in Excellent condition. Gatefold cover has light ring wear and marks, some tiny surface tears around edges and tape on top and bottom edges of back cover. Cover is in VG+ condition.
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