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Saturday, 13 September 2014
Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder 2014 Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder 2014

Around May 13th, Pink Floyd's 1988 live album Delicate Sound of Thunder was the subject of a reissue/reprint in the US. Having been out of print for more than five years there, the return to availability of the album (particularly in that country) is sure to be welcomed.

It is presented in packaging that seemed to appear at the end of last year in Europe, and is markedly different from how it appeared on its original release.

Moving from the old style "fat" double CD case, to the now normal slim 2CD format, it is immediately apparent how different it is. First, a slightly different image from the Mr Sound and Mr Light photo-shoot appears on the cover, and rather than the original which contained the picture in a box centrally on the front, the image now wraps around the removable booklet. The rear shows the baobab tree cluster, but again fully using the space available. Inside, the discs repeat (as red or blue 'negative' images) the baobabs with a small "PINK FLOYD" and virtually unreadable track names and copyright info, rather than the old style plain text ones from 1988.

There are also some changes to the booklet itself, with some different live shots and other changes. Sonically, there are no changes, as it is not a remaster, and its release is really due to the band's move from Sony to Warner in the US. The repackaging - done by StormStudios - was a good way to give a decent refresh to a fairly tired, and dated, package.

Our thanks in particular to Michael Nickel for his help with this, as well as BD's own Ed Lopez-Reyes. For those who either never bought this live album originally, or who want to update their collection with this new edition, you can order it through the following direct links: Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy.

 
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