PINK FLOYD FINAL CUT Germany 12" LP VINYL ALbum

 

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Album Description & Collectors information:

This is the German release of "Final Cut" the 1983 studio album released by the English rock band Pink Floyd. The album is essentially a Roger Waters solo project, with the other members of the band playing supporting roles. The album is known for its highly political themes, dealing with topics such as war, Thatcherism, and the loss of Waters' father during World War II.

As mentioned, "Final Cut" is highly political, with Waters using the album as a platform to express his dissatisfaction with British politics and society. Many of the songs deal with the aftermath of war and the impact it has on individuals and society as a whole. "The Gunner's Dream" is a poignant tribute to the fallen soldiers of war, while "The Fletcher Memorial Home" is a criticism of political leaders who send others to war while staying safe themselves. "Not Now John" is a scathing attack on Margaret Thatcher and her policies, and "Two Suns in the Sunset" is a meditation on the potential for nuclear apocalypse.

Musically, "Final Cut" is similar to Pink Floyd's previous albums, with its use of synthesizers and David Gilmour's guitar work. However, the album is more subdued than their earlier work, with fewer extended instrumental passages and a greater emphasis on the lyrics. The album's production is also notably different, with Waters taking a more hands-on role and producing a more polished sound than on previous Pink Floyd albums.

"Final Cut" received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising the album's political themes and others criticizing it for being too bleak and lacking in variety. The album was also not as commercially successful as Pink Floyd's previous albums, with some fans finding it too different from the band's earlier work. Despite this, "Final Cut" has developed a cult following over the years, with many fans appreciating its unique sound and political commentary. 

Production notes on the record's label are printed in French

Gatefold (FOC) cover design. Lyrics of all the songs performed by Pink Floyd are printed on the inside of the cover

 A Requiem for the post war dream by Roger Waters
 
  This album "Pink Floyd Final Cut" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos.  

Music Genre:

  Prog Rock, Psych, Acid 
Album  Production information: The album: "Pink Floyd Final Cut" was produced by: Produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie, Michael

Record Label Information:

  Harvest 1C 064-65 042 (65042)
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

  Made in Germany  
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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: Pink Floyd Final Cut
    Pink Floyd Band/Musicians
  • Roger Waters

    George Roger Waters, known by his stage name Roger Waters, was born on 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England. He grew up in a musical family, with his father Eric Fletcher Waters being a schoolteacher and a talented pianist. Waters developed a passion for music at an early age, learning to play the piano and the clarinet.

    In his teenage years, Waters discovered rock and roll music, which ignited his desire to pursue a career in the industry. He formed his first band, The Abdabs, in 1962 while attending Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster) in London. The Abdabs later evolved into Sigma 6 and eventually became Pink Floyd in 1965, with Waters on bass guitar and vocals.

    As a founding member of Pink Floyd, Waters played a pivotal role in shaping the band's sound and artistic direction. He quickly established himself as the primary lyricist and conceptual leader of the group. Waters' introspective and thought-provoking lyrics became a signature element of Pink Floyd's music, exploring themes of alienation, politics, and human nature.

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    Throughout his tenure with Pink Floyd, Waters penned many of the band's most iconic songs, including "The Wall", "Wish You Were Here", "Another Brick in the Wall", and "Money". His creative vision and innovative ideas led to the production of several groundbreaking albums, such as "The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973), "Wish You Were Here" (1975), and "The Wall" (1979), which are considered timeless classics in the realm of rock music.

    Waters' contributions extended beyond his songwriting abilities. He also provided lead vocals on numerous Pink Floyd tracks and was recognized for his exceptional bass guitar skills. His stage presence and charismatic performances captivated audiences around the world during the band's live shows.

    However, tensions within Pink Floyd began to escalate in the late 1970s, leading to conflicts over creative control and personal differences between the band members. These tensions culminated in Waters' departure from Pink Floyd in 1985, after which the band continued without him.

    Following his departure from Pink Floyd, Waters embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking", in 1984, which was followed by several critically acclaimed albums, including "Radio K.A.O.S" (1987), "Amused to Death" (1992), and "Is This the Life We Really Want?" (2017). Waters' solo work often continued his exploration of sociopolitical issues and personal introspection.

    Apart from his musical pursuits, Waters has been actively involved in various political and social causes. He is known for his advocacy of human rights and has used his platform to raise awareness about global conflicts and injustices. His concerts often incorporate political and social messages, promoting peace and social equality.

    Roger Waters' contributions to music and his influence on rock as a genre are immeasurable. His introspective songwriting, powerful vocals, and willingness to tackle complex subjects have earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide. Despite the challenges he faced throughout his career, Waters continues to be a prolific artist and an influential figure in the music industry.

  • David Gilmour - Guitar, 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.

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    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

    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.

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    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.

  • Michael Kamen

      Michael Kamen Michael Kamen was an American composer, conductor, and musician who was active in the music industry from the 1970s until his death in 2003. He is best known for his work as a composer of film scores, having contributed to the soundtracks of many popular movies, including the "Die Hard" series, "Lethal Weapon," and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Kamen was also a skilled arranger and conductor, and worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music. He collaborated with Roger Waters on several projects, including "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," where he played piano, keyboards, and conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Andy Bown

      Andy Bown (Full-name: Andrew Steven Bown ) an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. He is known for his work as a keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the band Status Quo, as well as for his solo work and collaborations with other artists. He has also written songs for other musicians and worked as a producer.

  • Ray Cooper

      Ray Cooper (Full-name: Raymond Cooper) an English percussionist and drummer who has worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music. He is known for his work with Elton John, having played percussion on many of his albums and tours, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians such as George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and The Rolling Stones. Cooper has also released several solo albums and is known for his unique style of percussion, which often incorporates unconventional instruments and sounds.

  • Andy Newmark
  • Raphael Ravenscroft
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen

      Michael Kamen Michael Kamen was an American composer, conductor, and musician who was active in the music industry from the 1970s until his death in 2003. He is best known for his work as a composer of film scores, having contributed to the soundtracks of many popular movies, including the "Die Hard" series, "Lethal Weapon," and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Kamen was also a skilled arranger and conductor, and worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music. He collaborated with Roger Waters on several projects, including "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," where he played piano, keyboards, and conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Complete Track-listing of the album "Pink Floyd Final Cut"

    Side One:
  1. The post war dream
  2. Your Possible Paste
  3. One of the Few
  4. The Hero's Return
  5. The Gunners Dream
  6. Paranoid Eyes
    Side Two:
  1. Get your filthy hands of my desert
  2. The Fletcher memorial Home
  3. Southampton Dock
  4. The Final Cut
  5. Not Now John
  6. Two Suns in the Sunset
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