Album of the Day
Delicate Sound of Thunder
Pink Floyd's first proper live album, DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER was recorded at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum while the band was touring behind A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON. In the wake of Roger Waters' departure, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright pulled out all the stops on these shows, and the double-disc set serves Pink Floyd's music admirably. The group's then-current album figures prominently of course (“Sorrow” and “On the Turning Away” arguably surpass their studio versions), but the band also delivers vibrant performances of such classics as “Money,” “Comfortably Numb” and “Wish You Were Here.” DELICATE SOUND OF THUNDER was released 30 years ago today, and will thrill any fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.