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Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder restored, re-edited and remixed

Standalone release for the reworked concert featured in The Later Years

Pink Floyds Delicate Sound of Thunder live album and concert film were restored, remixed and re-edited for last year’s mammoth Later Years box set, but this November will be made available separately, across all major physical formats.

The sound on this 1988 release has been completely remixed from the original multi-track tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. The new 2CD and 3LP vinyl sets feature this remixed audio and offer more tracks than before: the vinyl triple-disc package offers nine more tracks than the original, while the new double-CD package features eight songs not on the 1988 2CD set.


3LP vinyl set of Delicate Sound of Thunder (click image to enlarge)

All editions feature 24-page photo booklets, but there is a four-disc deluxe edition comprising of 2CD+blu-ray+DVD which includes a 40-page booklet, tour poster and postcards.

The concert film was restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound and this is available as standalone Blu-ray and DVD packages. Full track listings and technical specs are below.


Four-disc box set includes 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray (click image to enlarge)

Pink Floyd’s supporting musicians for this tour were as follows: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals).

These new editions of Delicate Sound of Thunder will be released on 20 November 2020.

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Four-disc deluxe edition (2CD+blu-ray+DVD)

Deluxe Box includes 2-CD (23 Songs), Blu-ray (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), DVD (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), 40-Page Booklet, Double Sided Poster, 5 Postcards

Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)

DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL
RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE
AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

2CD Remixed From The Original Master Tapes

Disc 1 (Part 1)

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Yet Another Movie
5. Round And Around
6. A New Machine Part 1
7. Terminal Frost
8. A New Machine Part 2
9. Sorrow
10. The Dogs Of War
11. On The Turning Away

Disc 2 (Part 2)

1. One Of These Days
2. Time
3. On The Run
4. The Great Gig In The Sky
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Welcome To The Machine
7. Us And Them
8. Money
9. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
10. Comfortably Numb
11. One Slip
12. Run Like Hell 

BLU-RAY and DVD

Blu-ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Sorrow
5. The Dogs Of War
6. On The Turning Away
7. One Of These Days
8. Time
9. On The Run
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Us And Them
13. Money
14. Comfortably Numb
15. One Slip
16. Run Like Hell

BONUS TRACKS

Blu-ray: Stereo PCM 96/24 / DVD: Stereo PCM 48/16

1. Yet Another Movie
2. Round And Around
3. A New Machine Part 1
4. Terminal Frost
5. A New Machine Part 2

3-LP VINYL

Heavyweight 180g Vinyl, 24-Page Booklet, Slipcase
23 Songs
Features 9 Songs not included on the 1988 2-LP*

LP 1 : Side A

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life *
3. Learning To Fly

LP 1 : Side B

1. Yet Another Movie
2. Round And Around
3. A New Machine Part 1 *
4. Terminal Frost *
5. A New Machine Part 2 *
6. Sorrow

LP 2 : Side A

1. The Dogs Of War
2. On The Turning Away
3. One Of These Days

LP 2 : Side B

1. Time
2. On The Run *
3. The Great Gig In The Sky *
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Welcome To The Machine *

LP 3 : Side A

1. Us And Them *
2. Money
3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2

LP 3 : Side B

1. Comfortably Numb
2. One Slip *
3. Run Like Hell

 

2CD EDITION

REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

24-Page Booklet
Features 8 songs not on 1988 2-CD*
Also included in The Later Years box set

Disc 1 (Part 1)

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life*
3. Learning To Fly
4. Yet Another Movie
5. Round And Around
6. A New Machine Part 1*
7. Terminal Frost*
8. A New Machine Part 2*
9. Sorrow
10. The Dogs Of War
11. On The Turning Away

Disc 2 (Part 2)

1. One Of These Days
2. Time
3. On The Run*
4. The Great Gig In The Sky*
5. Wish You Were Here
6. Welcome To The Machine*
7. Us And Them
8. Money
9. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
10. Comfortably Numb
11. One Slip*
12. Run Like Hell

BLU-RAY and DVD EDITIONS

RE-EDITED FROM THE ORIGINAL RESTORED 35mm FOOTAGE
AUDIO REMIXED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
Blu-Ray – Stereo PCM 96/24, 5.1 dts Master Audio (96/24)
DVD – Stereo PCM (48/16), 5.1 Dolby Digital (48/16), 5.1 dts (48/16)

Also included in The Later Years Box Set
24-Page Booklet

 

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
2. Signs Of Life
3. Learning To Fly
4. Sorrow
5. The Dogs Of War
6. On The Turning Away
7. One Of These Days
8. Time
9. On The Run
10. The Great Gig In The Sky
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Us And Them
13. Money
14. Comfortably Numb
15. One Slip
16. Run Like Hell

AUDIO

Produced by DAVID GILMOUR
Remixed by ANDY JACKSON with DAVID GILMOUR assisted by DAMON IDDINS

AUDIO-VISUAL

Directed by WAYNE ISHAM
Audio Produced by DAVID GILMOUR
Remixed by ANDY JACKSON with DAVID GILMOUR assisted by DAMON IDDINS
Editor 2019 version – BENNY TRICKETT
Creative Director 2019 version – AUBREY POWELL/HIPGNOSIS
Lighting Director – MARC BRICKMAN

56 responses to Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder restored, re-edited and remixed

  1. paul wren says:

    I bought the remastered 2 x LP vinyl reissue just last year and here I am buying it all over again on 3 x LP – sigh…….. Good tip off, though, Paul.

  2. Marc says:

    The 2CD version is still not available on Amazon US. Seems odd.

  3. Ilan says:

    Didn’t they perform Have A Cigar on this tour? It’s the only missing track from WYWH, and it would be really cool to have that superb album in its entirety here (yes, I know Shine On You Crazy Diamond is a shortened version here, and that’s a pity too).

  4. David says:

    Amazon Canada has this up for $72CAD pre-order for the vinyl set.

  5. Finally. The first time I can muster up some excitement about a Floyd release in quite a while. This is the way to go forward (I loved the similarly designed box sets for The Endless River and David’s last two solo releases), not the big bloated and overpriced sets.

  6. James J. Kelly says:

    They should have reissued Pulse instead!!!!

      • Neil says:

        I ask why because Delicate Sound of Thunder has never been released on DVD let alone Blu-ray and you are getting all those bonus tracks on CD that weren’t on the original. Pulse has been released on DVD from day one and what i have seen of the Blu-ray version it’s looks no better.

  7. Andy says:

    Boo, Amazon UK, FR and IT are not shipping to the USA. It always seems random what they are willing to ship.

    • Marty says:

      It’s because they are pre-orders, not in-stock items. Amazon does not want to commit to shipping them in case potential future postal restrictions due to COVID prevent them from fulfilling orders (as an example, Amazon UK didn’t ship anything to the US for almost three months earlier this year). If you’re after the Deluxe Edition BD+DVD+2CD, it is listed now on Amazon.com.

  8. Andy Haines says:

    Aaaarrrgh! Yet more wallet pounding, what with Nick Mason, Roger Waters and now this! I may have to sell my David Gilmour Live in Gdansk vinyl box set to fund these purchases!!

  9. Karl says:

    I love this album and the original mix is amazing using my pioneer elite receiver. However… the bluray has 5 additional songs which are not in sequence and not in 5.1? But the cd editions are in sequence but not 5.1. Hmmm so your essentially paying 50 quid for a new mix and this bonus track nonsense which usually sounds horrible and a 1 off watch…. think l’m getting the cd version.
    Where do get stamps again???

    • John MC cann says:

      Post office mate!

    • Neil says:

      Yes totally idiotic thing to do regarding those bonus tracks. They could have easily added them to the main concert and as you say in 5.1. Also why do they feel the need to stick a DVD in these packages it’s crazy. I will probably buy the standalone Blu-ray if the price drops.

  10. Mathew Lauren says:

    Pink Floyd need to concentrate on releasing the 5.1 bookset of “DSOTM” and releasing the 5.1 SACD of “Animals.” After that a re-re-mixed “AMLOR” 5.1 stand-alone is in order, as the 5.1 in the BLOATED and EXPENSIVE boxset is wanting (esp. the main Vox db levels) – and that’s being generous. Lastly it’s been 5 years since the promise of “THE WALL” (original album) 5.1 SACD! Priorities, gentlemen!

  11. Wayne K says:

    Still hoping for the remix of A Mimentary Lapse of Reason as a stand alone release.

  12. Marty says:

    I almost bought The Later Years set just for this, so this is fantastic news.

  13. Mark Reed says:

    “Welcome To The Machine” was not filmed for home release ; not sure why, possibly to do with changing the film in the cameras over. It can’t be included because it doesn’t exist.

    Venice 1989 won’t ever get a better quality release than this : the multi camera angles and audio multitracks were not preserved and it was taped – not filmed – so it can’t ever look better than the version on the box set.

    Brighton 1972 wasn’t filmed in full.

  14. I'm one of the Graham's who post on here says:

    2cd set is crazy cheap pre order price at Amazon Canada. (CAD$ 13.24) about 10 quid.
    None of the other versions are up yet.
    Based on other Amazon territory prices it might be a mistake.

  15. puptonbluton says:

    It’s good to see this get an independent release as the Later Years box didn’t have enough audio material to lure me in. I’ve streamed some of the tracks and it’s definitely a punchier mix than the somewhat flat original. The cover is pretty poor though. Looks like a bootleg and not up to PF’s usual high standards; I prefer the original.

    Just hope that the remixed AMLOR gets a standalone release too as others have mentioned…

  16. Chris says:

    I heard the version on the box set and I thought it was terrible. I am normally less fussy about things like this but I just didn’t like what I was hearing compared to the original. Another post mentioned the removal of a bass break as highlighted by Guy Pratt in his excellent lockdown licks and just made me wonder why they were so meticulous to want to remove that but didn’t make sure the whole thing sounded better than the original. It’s just my humble opinion..

  17. wahmbeck says:

    am amazed that two titles are missing on the DVD / BR compared to the CD edition: “Welcome to the Machine” and “Another Brick in the Wall, part 2”. (Also in the 4Disc Edition.)
    Does anyone know why?

  18. Adrian Swatridge says:

    Nice that this will now be in 16:9 format and new 5.1 mix. My only wonder is why do they take 5 tracks and make them bonus tracks? Taking them out of the full concert takes you out of the experience and is so unnecessary. You can always skip a track if you don’t like it. I get that A New Machine Pts1/2 might not be immediately accessible to the casual Floyd fan but they are on the CD set in the right order so why not the bluray? Plus if it’s remasteted in 4k then release it in 4k or don’t bother!

  19. Tim Abbott says:

    Got the box and regret nothing, and it’ll be nice to have this on vinyl.

    I mocked up a new covert art for the remixed albums (DSOT and Momentary Lapse) when I added them to my digital library. They were based on the originals, and I have to say I think my version is better than the new design for DSOT. Maybe I should send them my Momentary Lapse design for when they print the LP sleeve for that?

  20. Kauwgompie says:

    Always nice they take an exclusive box set item and release it as a stand alone. I guess we knew this might happen as they released several items from the Early Years Box.
    Beautifully done that remix. I bought the box and love it!!

    • CJ Feeney says:

      I think it was made very clear when The Early Years was released which bits would be released separately and which bits were exclusive- they even designed the packaging specifically to allow the sets to be made available in the same format outside the big box. Its been a lot less clear this time around.

  21. KBKBKBKB says:

    What a beautiful package. Obviously a totally over blown 80’s production with far too many session musicians but very glad this has now been re mixed and re edited, the original edit was horrendously 80’s. The worst period for Pink Floyd, it took them a few years to get their stuff together & by The Division Bell they were well on their way. Sad that they never re-formed properly with Roger Waters to do another album and tour but that’s life! That packaging though…wonderful!

  22. Corporal Clegg says:

    What a pity they couldn’t give fans what they really want. Like the complete 1974 Wembley gig on vinyl or Brighton ’72. PF were a flag of convenience by this point and the renditions of classic on DSOT are pretty perfunctory and the new songs…well lets not go there. I really think their curation in ‘legacy’ mode has been very haphazard. There must be plenty of archive material that could be cleaned up and given an airing surely?

    • KB says:

      Certainly agree with this! Even The Wall footage from Earls Court is still unreleased? I’d love a vinyl copy of Wembley 74 or Brighton 72 for sure. Seems that the big bands, Beatles, Floyd, Zeppelin keep things too close to their chests and by the time they release any of this stuff a lot of the original fans who would have wanted to see it will be dead and gone!

      Oh well, i’m glad this has been restored and cleaned up for those that want it all the same.

    • Andrea says:

      @Corporal Clegg –

      Amen to that.
      By this time they were a Pink Floyd Tribute Band, albeit the best one ever.
      The new songs – seriously?

  23. John Barleycorn says:

    Floyd-related in the UK… Sky Arts are having a Pink Floyd night on Saturday. Don’t worry if you don’t have Sky though because it’s now available on Freeview channel 11 (retune may be required).
    It includes the UK tv premiere of Roger Water’s Us + Them plus highlights of P.U.L.S.E. and Pompeii and a documentary about Wish You Were Here.

  24. Bruce Marsh says:

    I wish they’d release the Venice ‘89 concert on Blu-ray 4K. Got the RSD vinyl of the Syd Barrett Barbican tribute Arnold Layne. I was there so had to have it but didn’t want the later years box.

    I never liked A Momentary Lapse of Reason so not bothered about the 2021 reissue. Loved Division Bell though.

    Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets at the Roundhouse is an amazing souvenir of 2 great gigs in the sky. The signed poster was excellent too.

  25. Grae says:

    Having nixed the LY box set due to price, I was a little doubtful about this… “yet another re-re-re-release”… will it really be worth it?

    I can’t find the ‘making of’ mentioned above despite searching for it.

    And then I watched this: https://youtu.be/qvOXcOcsayg

    When Patrick said “night and day thing” above, he wasn’t wrong! Blimey this is turning out to be an expensive year!!

  26. Sytze says:

    The track was Us And Them. It was on the original 2cd, not on the 2lp.

  27. CJ Feeney says:

    Is the 4 disc box the same format as “The Endless River” and recent Gilmour boxes? It looks about the same size.

  28. Paul S says:

    Quick question do the stand alone blu ray and dvd not come with the 5 bonus track which are on the blu ray/dvd in the 2cd dvd blu ray deluxe box?
    I only really want the blu ray in 5.1 but will pick up the deluxe if that set has the 5 extras tracks.

  29. Eric says:

    After David nixed the the James Guthrie mixed Animals I am glad they were able to come to an agreement on this release. the original was widely criticized for its sterility. As someone who saw this tour and was unhappy with the original release, i am glad for this reissue. For years I’ve been relying on the amazing quality recording I made at the show I attended for a complete show.

  30. Steve says:

    Looks great, especially for those who could not stretch to Later Years box. Only query is could they not reinstate the missing live footage, so it matches the audio. As it must have been recorded at the time. Also why the persistent release of identical dvd and Blu-ray discs. Still a must buy for me.

  31. eric slangen says:

    So, there is no difference between this release and the content in the big box?
    Except that there is now vinyl.

  32. Rashers says:

    I bought this on VHS and later DVD – the picture was videotape quality in 4:3 (side letterbox). This version will be in 16:9 high resolution (4k transfer – but in 1080p) and has been completely re-edited (as it is derived from 35mm film). With a 24/96 surround soundtrack, it should be phenomenal.

  33. Jarek says:

    Finally. the big box is a mistake with its price versus the content. I hope the next parts will be also released separately.

  34. Matteo Leoni says:

    “Us and them” was not in the original double LP but only in the double CD.

  35. Stuart says:

    Pleasantly surprised by this standalone issue being plucked from the box set, as it was widely reported that the first part that would get an individual issue would be the remixed Momentary Lapse of Reason in Feb 2021.

    The new version of DSOT here was the only item in the box that made me think about buying Later Years, albeit I was waiting on a deal to come along. Now I’ll just settle for this box set along with LY highlights disc and, if it appears separately, the remixed Momentary disc.

    ps if you don’t already watch Guy Pratts lockdown licks series online and you’re interested in this set, it’s worth watching the episode where Guy notes his displeasure at one of his parts being cut from the show

  36. Dave says:

    WOW – the box set seems like quite the deal on Amazon FR, when you compare it to the cost on the PF website {$89.98USD}. Like the set, but I always liked every phase of Pink Floyd.
    It’s a bit of a bummer that you have to buy the box set and duplicate the blu-ray/dvd to get the extra tracks {it specifically states that only the box set discs get the bonus tracks on the PF site}.

  37. Simon says:

    How different is the re-edited concert footage? It’s a while since I’ve seen the show on Sky Arts so I may be wrong but my recollection was it had been filmed and edited in a very 1980s fashion (with slow-mos and a blue filter?) which in my opinion has since dated badly.
    Had it changed much for its release in the box?

    • Patrick Cleasby says:

      It’s a night and day change. I think there’s a making of on YouTube. All of the film has been rescanned and reformatted, and the cut changed where appropriate.

      In fact there is a missed opportunity here for one of the packages to have included a 4K Blu-ray.

      Maybe next Christmas….

    • KB says:

      VERY different. See clip above at top :)

  38. Jason says:

    I can’t see what song is on the vinyl that’s not on the CD?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The vinyl doesn’t have an extra song. The original 2CD must have had one more track than the original vinyl therefore it needs ‘one less’ additional songs to match the new vinyl :)

      • MOK says:

        As one poster mentions above, Us and Them was on the original CD but not the original Vinyl (having borrowed my 20-something neighbour’s vinyl to learn about the Floyd post-Relics, when myself a teenager back in the day!)

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