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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album is less forced and more of a group effort than A Momentary Lapse of Reason -- keyboard player Rick Wright is back to full bandmember status and has co-writing credits on five of the 11 songs, even getting lead vocals on "Wearing the Inside Out." Some of David Gilmour's lyrics co-written by Polly Samson and Nick Laird-Clowes of the Dream Academy might be directed at Waters, notably "Lost for Words" and "A Great Day for Freedom," with its references to "the wall" coming down, although the more specific subject is the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism. In any case, there is a vindictive, accusatory tone to songs such as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The second post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album is less forced and more of a group effort than A Momentary Lapse of Reason -- keyboard player Rick Wright is back to full bandmember status and has co-writing credits on five of the 11 songs, even getting lead vocals on "Wearing the Inside Out." Some of David Gilmour's lyrics co-written by Polly Samson and Nick Laird-Clowes of the Dream Academy might be directed at Waters, notably "Lost for Words" and "A Great Day for Freedom," with its references to "the wall" coming down, although the more specific subject is the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism. In any case, there is a vindictive, accusatory tone to songs such as "What Do You Want From Me" and "Poles Apart," and the overarching theme, from the album title to the graphics to the "I-you" pronouns in most of the lyrics, has to do with dichotomies and distinctions, with "I" always having the upper hand. Musically, Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Wright have largely turned the clock back to the pre-Dark Side of the Moon Floyd, with slow tempos, sustained keyboard chords, and guitar solos with a lot of echo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099902896120
  • Catalog Number: 28961
  • Sales rank: 8,938

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cluster One (5:56)
  2. 2 What Do You Want From Me (4:21)
  3. 3 Poles Apart (7:03)
  4. 4 Marooned (5:29)
  5. 5 A Great Day for Freedom (4:17)
  6. 6 Wearing the Inside Out (6:49)
  7. 7 Take It Back (6:12)
  8. 8 Coming Back To Life (6:19)
  9. 9 Keep Talking (6:10)
  10. 10 Lost for Words (5:13)
  11. 11 High Hopes (8:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Floyd Primary Artist
Nick Mason Percussion, Drums
Sam Brown Background Vocals
Jon Carin Keyboards
Bob Ezrin Percussion, Keyboards
David Gilmour Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
Durga McBroom Background Vocals
Dick Parry Tenor Saxophone
Guy Pratt Bass
Jackie Sheridan Background Vocals
Gary Wallis Percussion
G. William Forgey Noise
Rebecca Leigh-White Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Kamen Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Wright Composer
Clive Brooks Drum Technician
Jon Carin Programming
Bob Ezrin Composer, Producer
David Gilmour Composer, Programming, Producer
Keith Grant Engineer
James Guthrie Mastering
Andy Jackson Engineer
Nick Laird-Clowes Composer
Anthony Moore Composer
Edward Shearmur Orchestration
Keith Breeden Drawing
Gary Wallis Percussion Programming
Storm Thorgerson Cover Design
Aden Hynes Sculpture
Polly Samson Composer
Joel Plante Mastering
Steve McLaughlin Engineer
John Whitely Illustrations
John Robertson Sculpture
Sally Norris Illustrations
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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    Great album. Here, David Gilmour shows everyone who the big tale

    Great album. Here, David Gilmour shows everyone who the big talent in Pink Floyd really was. (Hint: It was NOT Roger Waters.)

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