PINK FLOYD - MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON 12" LP VINYL

- French Release

Pink Floyd's "Momentary Lapse of Reason" 12" LP Vinyl French Release, a musical gem of the late 1980s, marked a significant contribution to the era's progressive rock scene. Released in September 1987, the album showcased the band's evolution post-Waters, blending synthesizers and poignant lyrics. Its French release added cultural resonance, enriching the global music landscape during a transformative period.

 

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Album Description & Collectors information:

 

 Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

  A Momentary Lapse of Reason is the thirteenth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. The album was recorded primarily on Gilmour's converted houseboat, Astoria. Its production was marked by an ongoing legal dispute between Waters and the band as to who owned the rights to Pink Floyd's name, which was not resolved until several months after the album was released. Unlike most of Pink Floyd's studio albums, A Momentary Lapse of Reason has no central theme, and is instead a collection of rock songs written mostly by Gilmour and musician Anthony Moore. Although the album received mixed reviews and was derided by Waters, with the help of an enormously successful world tour it easily out-sold their previous album The Final Cut. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is certified multi-platinum in the US. 

Music Genre:

  Prog Rock, Acid, Psych 
Album  Production information: The album: "PINK FLOYD Momentary Lapse of Reason" was produced by: Producedy by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour

Record Label Information:

  EMI 748068  
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

  Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: PINK FLOYD Momentary Lapse of Reason
    Pink Floyd Band/Musicians
  • 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.

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    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

    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.

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    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

    Rick "Richard" 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.

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    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.

  • Bob Ezrin

    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.

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    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.

  • Tony Levin
  • Jim Keltner
  • Steve Forman
  • Jon Carin
  • Tom Scott
  • Scott Page
  • Carmine Appice
  • Pat Leonard
  • Bill Payne
  • Michael Landau
  • John Halliwell
  • Darlene Koldenhaven
  • Carmen Twillie
  • Phyllis St James
  • Donnie Gerard
Complete Track-listing of the album "PINK FLOYD Momentary Lapse of Reason"

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

    Side One:
  1. Signs of Life Learning to fly
  2. The Dogs of War One Slip
  3. On the Turning Away
    Side Two:
  1. Yet Another Movie
  2. Round and Around
  3. A New Machine Part I
  4. Terminal Frost
  5. A New Machine Part II
  6. Sorrow
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PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Canada) 12" Vinyl LP
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CBS OC 40599 , 1987 , Canada

Pink Floyd's 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' 12" Vinyl LP, a musical gem encapsulating the late 80s zeitgeist, showcases the band's evolution post-Roger Waters. Released in Canada, its gatefold album cover is a visual masterpiece. The album's profound impact on the music landscape during this era, coupled with the tactile charm of vinyl, makes it a collector's delight, echoing the band's enduring influence.

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PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason (Europe) 12" Vinyl LP
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 EMI – 7 48068 1 , 1987 , Europe

"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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PINK FLOYD - A Momentary Lapse of Reason (France) 12" Vinyl LP
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  EMI 748068   , , France

Pink Floyd's "Momentary Lapse of Reason" 12" LP Vinyl French Release, a musical gem of the late 1980s, marked a significant contribution to the era's progressive rock scene. Released in September 1987, the album showcased the band's evolution post-Waters, blending synthesizers and poignant lyrics. Its French release added cultural resonance, enriching the global music landscape during a transformative period.

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