Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder 12" Vinyl 2LP Album

- DMM Audiophile, Gatefold Album Cover

Pink Floyd's 1988 "Delicate Sound of Thunder" 12" Vinyl, produced by David Gilmour and mixed by Buford Jones, stands as an audiophile gem. Featuring Direct Metal Mastering (DMM), the Gatefold Album Cover, and original custom inner sleeves, it's a timeless masterpiece. Released under Catalognr: EMI 198-79-1481 / LC 0542, this vinyl epitomizes production excellence, offering a holistic experience that transcends time, making it a cherished collector's item.


Front Cover Delicate Sound of Thunder

"Delicate Sound of Thunder" Album Description:

In the musical landscape of 1988, Pink Floyd's "Delicate Sound of Thunder" emerged as a sonic masterpiece, encapsulating the band's iconic sound within the context of the time. This 12" Vinyl, featuring Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) and a captivating Gatefold Album Cover, stands as a testament to the production prowess of David Gilmour and the meticulous mixing artistry of Buford Jones.

Audiophile Delight:

The use of Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) technology was a pivotal choice, contributing to the album's audiophile appeal. DMM involves cutting the sound directly onto a metal disc, resulting in a more accurate reproduction of the original recording. This method elevates the listening experience, allowing enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the rich and nuanced soundscape crafted by Pink Floyd.

Production Excellence:

Produced by David Gilmour, a driving force behind Pink Floyd's post-Roger Waters era, "Delicate Sound of Thunder" showcases a seamless blend of progressive rock and atmospheric elements. Gilmour's vision shines through, creating an album that resonates with both longtime fans and newcomers alike. The meticulous production brings out the subtleties of each instrument, making it a timeless addition to Pink Floyd's discography.

Gatefold Album Cover Design:

The visual appeal of the Gatefold Album Cover, a form of Fold-Out Cover (FOC), adds an extra layer of sophistication to the overall presentation. The carefully crafted design complements the music within, providing a visual journey that parallels the auditory experience. Each fold unveils a piece of the album's atmosphere, inviting listeners to engage not only with the music but also with the album as a tangible work of art.

Original Custom Inner Sleeves:

The inclusion of original custom inner sleeves with photos enhances the tactile and visual aspects of the vinyl. Beyond the auditory feast, listeners are treated to a visual narrative that aligns with the thematic elements of the music. This attention to detail showcases a commitment to delivering a holistic artistic experience, setting "Delicate Sound of Thunder" apart in the realm of vinyl collectibles.

Timeless Release:

Released in 1988 under the Catalognr: EMI 198-79-1481 / LC 0542, "Delicate Sound of Thunder" has stood the test of time. Its enduring popularity attests to the album's significance within the broader cultural and musical context of the late 20th century. This vinyl release remains a cherished artifact for collectors and enthusiasts, bridging the gap between the analog past and the digital present.

Music Genre:

Acid Rock, Psych, Prog Rock
Album Production: 

Produced by David Gilrmour

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.

Mixed by Buford Jones

DMM (Direct Metal Mastering)

Gatefold (FOC) cover design,

Original custom inner sleevse with photos,

Record Label:  EMI 198-79-1481 / LC 0542
Media Format: 12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year and Country:

1988 European Release
Band Members and Musicians on: Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder - DMM Audiophile Dolp Gatefold FOC - DSOT

Track Listing of: Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder - DMM Audiophile Dolp Gatefold FOC - DSOT
    Side One:
  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamon
  2. Learning to Fly
  3. Yet Another Movie
  4. Round and Around
    Side Two:
  1. Sorrow
  2. The Dogs of War
  3. On The Turning Away
    Side Three:
  1. One of these days
  2. Time
  3. Money
  4. Another Brick in the Wall - Part II
    Side Four:
  1. Wish You Were Here
  2. Comfortable Numb
  3. Run Like Hell


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