A Momentary Lapse of Reason Discussion Thread

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Post by quicksilver » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:33 pm

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Post by Lady Floydian » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:14 pm

No offense guys, but if you want to talk about favorite song endings, you could always start a separate thread about them. I wanted this thread to be about A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
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Post by Alec Taylor » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:05 am

I listened to Lapse again today since it had been a while since I had last done that. I forgot how much I love "Signs of Life", but the transition from it to "Learning to Fly" seems kind of clunky. The moods of the two songs feel weird back-to-back.
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Post by Lady Floydian » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:49 am

I think it works better live than on the album, honestly. I agree it's not as seamless a transition as has existed on their prior albums.
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Post by Straw » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:08 am

I don't really mind it. I didn't notice it so I guess that means I'm okay with it.

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Post by The Silver Lining » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:05 pm

In general, I enjoy this album and it has lots of nostalgic value to me. I listen to it occasionally, and I think that Terminal Frost is one of Gilmour's best songs.

It's weak compared to other Pink Floyd albums though. The fact that A New Machine made the cut, for instance, shows that there was a severe lack of inspiration, both musically and lyrically. This is also the album where David started moving more towards sappy ballads with guitar solos slapped onto them (read: On the Turning Away), which is simply not my cup of tea at all.
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Post by Artisan » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:14 pm

Signs of Life, Learning to Fly, On the Turning Away, Terminal Frost, Sorrow, and if I'm feeling particularly generous One Slip, are all great in my eyes, but the remaining tracks are totally expendable and pretty much worthless to me. Eh. Half excellent, half forgettable.

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Post by Straw » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:37 am

One Slip is a good representation of how Gilmour's lyrics are inferior. It's certainly the most noticeable on the album.

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Post by Artisan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:42 am

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Post by Lady Floydian » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:55 am

Straw wrote:One Slip is a good representation of how Gilmour's lyrics are inferior. It's certainly the most noticeable on the album.
They're not great, but I can overlook dodgy lyrics if the rest of the song is solid, and while not the best on the album, One Slip is a solid song, IMO.
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Post by Floydy » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:30 pm

I've never understood the hate for Dogs of War. I think it's one of the better songs on the album, not as good as Terminal Frost or Sorrow but better than Learning to Fly IMO.
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Post by Dyolf » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:38 pm

Floydy wrote:I've never understood the hate for Dogs of War. I think it's one of the better songs on the album, not as good as Terminal Frost or Sorrow but better than Learning to Fly IMO.
I think the live version of "Dogs of War" worked much better. Synths replaced by organs and a Steinberger replaced for a Stratocaster, making it much more of a proper Pink Floyd sound.
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Post by Floydy » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:45 pm

Dyolf wrote:
Floydy wrote:I've never understood the hate for Dogs of War. I think it's one of the better songs on the album, not as good as Terminal Frost or Sorrow but better than Learning to Fly IMO.
I think the live version of "Dogs of War" worked much better. Synths replaced by organs and a Steinberger replaced for a Stratocaster, making it much more of a proper Pink Floyd sound.
I like both versions. If I remember rightly Scott Page played the Sax on both the studio and live version.
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Post by Straw » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:15 am

I can't explain it, it just sounds bad I guess. It doesn't flow very well. The live version of Delicate Sound of Thunder works well and sounds good though.

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Post by Alec Taylor » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:44 am

Okay so now that I'm not as stuck on being "artsy" or whatever, and now that I have Spotify Premium, I turn this album on more than I used to and listen to it at work. Since I can't be too focused on music on the job (and risk an issue taking place), it serves as excellent music to fill the maddening silence. That's not a knock on the album or anything, but at least when it comes to the music, I've grown to like it more. Even songs like "Yet Another Movie" have become tolerable to me as ambience at work.
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Post by Dyolf » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:36 pm

Just found this video from 1987. Pink Floyd rehearsals in Toronto.
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