Pulse (1995)


 
Disc One 1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond 2. Astronomy Domine 3. What Do You Want From Me 4. Learning to Fly 5. Keep Talking 6. Coming Back to Life 7. Hey You 8. A Great Day for Freedom 9. Sorrow 10.High Hopes 11.Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. II Disc Two 1. Speak to Me 2. Breathe 3. On the Run 4. Time 5. The Great Gig in the Sky 6. Money 7. Us and Them 8. Any Colour You Like 9. Brain Damage 10.Eclipse 11.Wish You Were Here 12.Comfortably Numb 13.Run Like Hell

 

Make no mistake about it, a Pink Floyd live souvenir really needs to be seen as opposed to heard. Therefore, its probably to your advantage to pick up the DVD as opposed to the CD release (remember, though, there were no DVDs in 1995 when this came out). But, as far as a live release goes, this one is pretty close to being as amazing as you could possibly get.

Taken from the massive stadium tour promoting The Division Bell, it's amazing how much better this tour sounds as opposed to the last one. All of the amazing spectacles, visuals, lasers, etc. are the same, yet the music is much more diverse this time around. Of course, I'm talking about the tour, not necessarily the album here when I say "diverse". During one leg the tour (that I didn't see), they performed the entire The Dark Side of the Moon which is, in fact, represented here. Contrasting this to the last tour, when they played their entire new album (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)at the time, though, it's easy to see that this was a better way to go.

It's still weighted a little heavy with the post Roger Waters era, and there's still nothing from Animals or The Final Cut (the latter I can understand, but I wish they would have thrown something in from the former), but they do manage to resurrect Astronomy Domine from their very first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

This was as good of a live album from Pink Floyd as you could get, and although no one new at the time, it would be the last time we would see them regularly.

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