PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason Europe 12" Vinyl LP Album

"A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is the thirteenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in the UK and US in September 1987. In 1985 guitarist David Gilmour began to assemble a group of musicians to work on his third solo album.

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This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork, album production details and lyrics of all the songs.

This album "PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason " includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

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  • The band-name "PINK FLOYD" is printed near the top of the album front cover.
  • The title of the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" is printed near the bottom of the album's cover.
  • There is NO catalognr printed on the front cover.

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064 7 48068 1
PM 264 7 48068 1
5 099974 806812
7 48068 4
7 48068 2

  • The barcode on the album back cover is: 5 099974 806812
  • The catalognr for LP's on the back of the album cover is 064 7 48068 1

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  • The labels on the record have photo-artwork on both sides.
  • The label code "LC 0542" is located on the right side of the label, near 3 o'clock
  • The Rights Society "GEMA / STEMRA" and is printed right of the spindle hole.
  • The catalognr "1C 064 7 48068 1" is located on the left side of the label , Bnear 9 o'clock
  • Below the catalognr there is the EMI logo and "DMM"
  • The rim-text on the label runs from 3 o'clock to 9 'clock.
  • The rim-text is in English and is ending with the words: "MADE IN EEC"
Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Music Genre:

 Prog Rock, Classic-Rock, 

Album Production Information:

The album: "PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason " was produced by: Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Jeff Demorris, Marc Desisto, Stan Katayama, Robert (Ringo) Hrycyna, Andrew Jackson, Ken Caillats, Sarah Bruce, Tom Jones

This album was recorded at: Astoria, Britannia Row Studios, A&M Studios, Can-Am Recorders, The Village, Mayfair Studios, Audio International Studios, Le Mobile

This album was Mastere at: Precision Mastering, The Mastering Lab

Art Direction: Storm Thorgerson

Album Cover Design: Nexus, Storm Thorgerson, Andrew Ellis, Icon, London

Album cover Artwork: Mekon

Album cover photography: Robert Dowling, Robert Mort

Record Label Information:

 EMI – 7 48068 1

Record Format:

 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1987 Europe
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Gilmour - Guitars, Vocals

    David Gilmour (Full-name: David Jon Gilmour) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the guitarist, co-lead vocalist and one of the main songwriters of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was born on 6 March 1946, in Cambridge, England.

    Gilmour began playing guitar at a young age and formed his first band, Jokers Wild, in 1962. He later joined the band Bullitt, which also included future Pink Floyd member, Roger Waters. In 1968, he was invited to join Pink Floyd as a replacement for the band's original lead vocalist and guitarist, Syd Barrett, who had become increasingly unreliable due to his use of psychedelic drugs.


    Gilmour quickly established himself as an integral member of Pink Floyd, contributing to the band's songwriting and providing lead vocals on many of their songs. He played an important role in the band's success, particularly with the release of their critically acclaimed and commercially successful album "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975) and "The Wall" (1979)

    In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has also released several solo albums, including "David Gilmour" (1978), "About Face" (1984), "On an Island" (2006), "Rattle That Lock" (2015) and "No One Home" (2020)

    Throughout his career, Gilmour has been recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and has been awarded with numerous accolades, including several Ivor Novello Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd in 1996. He continues to perform and record music, and remains an influential figure in the music industry

    He is the first child of Douglas Gilmour and Sylvia Wilson.

    On 7 July 1975, he married Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein. He married Polly Samson in 1994. He was 29 years old when he married Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein. He was 48 years old when he married Polly Samson. He got divorced from Virginia "Ginger", Hasenbein around 1994.

  • Nick Mason - Drums

    Nick Mason, born Nicholas Berkeley Mason on 27 January 271944, in Birmingham, England, is an English drummer and a founding member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Throughout his career, Mason has established himself as a remarkable musician, renowned for his innovative drumming style and contributions to the band's sound.

    From a young age, Mason displayed a passion for music and a natural talent for drumming. He honed his skills by actively playing drums in various bands during his early years. However, it was in 1965 that his destiny took a momentous turn when he co-founded Pink Floyd alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. This collaborative effort would forever shape the landscape of rock music.

    As a core member of Pink Floyd, Mason has been the only constant presence throughout the band's illustrious history. His skillful drumming and rhythmic sensibility became an integral part of Pink Floyd's distinctive sound. Mason's ability to create intricate patterns, blend diverse influences, and experiment with unconventional time signatures elevated the band's compositions to new heights.


    Pink Floyd's discography stands as a testament to Mason's enduring talent and musicianship. He has played on all of the band's studio albums, contributing his signature drumming style to their groundbreaking works. Albums such as "The Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here", "Animals", and "The Wall" showcase Mason's mastery of his craft, as he skillfully weaves complex rhythms and textures into the band's sonic tapestry.

    In addition to his studio work, Mason's live performances and concerts have captivated audiences worldwide. His energetic and precise drumming provided the backbone for Pink Floyd's immersive and visually stunning live shows. Mason's contributions to the band's stage productions were instrumental in creating unforgettable concert experiences that transcended traditional boundaries.

    Beyond his work with Pink Floyd, Mason has pursued various side projects and collaborations, displaying his versatility as a musician. He has released solo albums, composed soundtracks for films, and worked with other artists across different genres. These endeavors highlight his ability to continually evolve and explore new musical territories while maintaining his distinctive drumming style.

    Nick Mason's impact on the music industry extends far beyond his achievements with Pink Floyd. His dedication to his craft, innovative drumming techniques, and unwavering commitment to musical excellence have solidified his status as one of the greatest drummers in rock music. His contributions to Pink Floyd's legacy and the broader landscape of music have left an indelible mark that continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans alike.

  • Richard Wright - Keyboards

    Rick Wright, born on 28 July 1943, was an English musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and keyboardist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He made significant contributions to the band's sound with his skillful playing of the piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, and his occasional vocal performances. Wright's musical talent and innovative approach to keyboards played a crucial role in shaping Pink Floyd's unique sound.

    Richard William Wright was born in Hatch End, Middlesex, England. His passion for music developed at a young age, and he began playing the piano at the age of seven. Wright's formal music education began at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, where he studied architecture. It was during this time that he met future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. The trio formed several bands together, ultimately leading to the creation of Pink Floyd in 1965, with the addition of Syd Barrett.

    Wright's keyboard skills and melodic sensibilities became an integral part of Pink Floyd's sound. He was known for his ability to create atmospheric textures and intricate arrangements that complemented the band's progressive and psychedelic rock style. Wright's use of the Hammond organ, Mellotron, and later, synthesizers, helped define the band's sonic identity.

    During Pink Floyd's early years, Wright shared songwriting duties with Waters and Barrett, contributing tracks such as "Remember a Day" and "See-Saw". However, as Waters took on a more dominant role in the band's songwriting, Wright's contributions diminished, leading to some tensions within the group. Despite this, Wright remained an essential creative force, particularly in the studio, where his keyboard work added depth and richness to the band's recordings.


    Wright's contributions to Pink Floyd extended beyond his instrumental prowess. He provided backing and occasional lead vocals on several songs, including "Time", "Echoes", and "The Great Gig in the Sky". His soft and haunting voice added a unique touch to the band's repertoire, showcasing his versatility as a musician.

    However, as Pink Floyd's success grew, so did the internal conflicts. Following the release of the album "The Wall" in 1979, tensions within the band reached a breaking point, and Wright left Pink Floyd during the recording of their subsequent album, "The Final Cut". Following his departure, he embarked on a solo career, releasing albums such as "Wet Dream" (1978) and "Broken China" (1996).

    Wright's solo work showcased his talents as a composer and his penchant for atmospheric and introspective music. He continued to explore different musical styles, incorporating elements of jazz and classical music into his compositions. Despite pursuing solo projects, Wright remained closely connected to his Pink Floyd bandmates and made guest appearances on their albums and during their live performances.

    In 1987, Wright officially reunited with Pink Floyd, and the band released the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason". Wright's return injected new energy into the group and helped recapture some of their earlier magic. He played a significant role in subsequent albums, including "The Division Bell" (1994) and "The Endless River" (2014).

    Rick Wright's contributions to Pink Floyd's legacy cannot be overstated. His keyboard wizardry and musical intuition were vital in creating the band's sonic landscapes and iconic albums. While often overshadowed by the larger-than-life personas of other band members, Wright's quiet and understated presence made an indelible mark on the history of rock music.

    Tragically, Rick Wright passed away on September 15, 2008, after a battle with cancer. His untimely death left a void in the world of music, but his remarkable
    legacy lives on through his timeless contributions to Pink Floyd's discography and the lasting impact he made on the world of progressive rock.

  • Guest Musicians:
  • Bill Payne - Organ
  • Bob Ezrin - Keyboards, Percussion

    Bob Ezrin is a highly acclaimed Canadian music producer and songwriter. Born on March 25, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Ezrin has made significant contributions to the music industry over several decades. He is known for his diverse body of work and his collaborations with numerous prominent artists.

    Ezrin gained prominence in the 1970s as a producer, working with rock bands such as Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd. He played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and direction of both artists' albums. Notable albums he produced during this time include Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" (1973), "Welcome to My Nightmare" (1975), and Pink Floyd's highly successful concept album "The Wall" (1979).

    Ezrin's production style often involved incorporating elaborate arrangements, theatrical elements, and innovative studio techniques to enhance the overall impact of the music. His attention to detail and ability to create conceptual cohesion within albums helped define the sound of the artists he worked with.

    Beyond his work with Alice Cooper and Pink Floyd, Ezrin has collaborated with a wide range of musicians and bands. He has produced albums for artists such as Kiss, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Jane's Addiction, and many others. Each collaboration showcased Ezrin's versatility and ability to adapt his production approach to fit the artist's unique vision.

    Aside from his production work, Ezrin has also contributed as a songwriter and musician. He co-wrote songs for Alice Cooper, such as "School's Out" and "Only Women Bleed," which became significant hits. He has also played keyboards on various albums and made guest appearances with several artists.

    Throughout his career, Bob Ezrin has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the music industry. He has received numerous accolades, including several Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. His work continues to inspire and influence generations of musicians and producers, solidifying his status as one of the most respected figures in the music industry.

  • Chapman Stick – Bass Guitar
  • Tony Levin - Bass Guitar
  • Carmine Appice - Drums

    Carmine Appice (born 15 December1946) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his associations with Vanilla Fudge; Cactus; the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice; Rod Stewart; King Kobra; and Blue Murder. He is also Vinny Appice's older brother.

    Appice received classical music training, and was influenced early on by the work of jazz drummers Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa. Appice first came to prominence as the drummer with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert. After five albums, the pair left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus, with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty.

    In 1972, Appice and Bogert formed the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice with guitarist Jeff Beck. The band released two albums, Beck, Bogert & Appice (1972) and Triumvirate (1974), before disbanding.


    In 1976, Appice joined Rod Stewart's band, touring, recording, and writing two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Young Turks". He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers (1977), and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band.

    In the early 1980s, Appice toured with Ozzy Osbourne and Ted Nugent. In the mid-1980s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. And in the late 1980s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake's John Sykes and The Firm's Tony Franklin.

    In the 1990s, Appice continued to record and tour with various artists, including Leslie West, Jeff Beck, and Vanilla Fudge. He also released several solo albums, including Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus (2019) and Energy Overload (2021).

    Appice is a highly respected drummer who has been praised for his technical skill, versatility, and creativity. He is considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history and has been inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame (2013) and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (2014).

    Appice is married to radio personality Leslie Gold and lives in New York City. He has two children from a previous marriage.

    Here are some of Carmine Appice's most notable achievements:

    • nducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013
    • Inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014
    • Played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, and Blue Murder
    • Recorded over 40 albums
    • Released several solo albums
    • Taught drumming clinics and workshops worldwide
    • Authored several books on drumming
    • Considered one of the most influential drummers in rock history
    Carmine Appice is a true legend of rock drumming. He has influenced countless drummers over the years and continues to be a force in the music industry.

  • Jim Keltner - Drums
  • John Halliwell - Saxophone
  • Jon Carin - Keyboards
  • Pat Leonard - Synthesizer
  • Scott Page - Tenor Saxophone
  • Steve Forman - Percussion
  • Tom Scott - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
  • Backing Vocals: Carmen Twillie, Darlene Koldenhaven, Donnie Gerrard, Phyllis St. James
Complete Track-listing of the album "PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason "

The detailed tracklist of this record "PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason " is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Signs Of Life
  2. Learning To Fly
  3. The Dogs Of War
  4. One Slip
  5. On The Turning Away
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. 1 Yet Another Movie
  2. 2 Round And Around
  3. A New Machine (Part 1)
  4. Terminal Frost
  5. A New Machine (Part 2)
  6. Sorrow
PINK FLOYD Momentary Lapse of Reason ( Index Page )