Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Statistics

We have 2 guests online
Visitors: 72251742
Pink Floyd The Black Strat book by Phil Taylor
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Older News Archive arrow The Final Cut reissue - background info
The Final Cut reissue - background info Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 21 February 2004

With thanks to our friends Chris Diemoz, and Nicola at Hey You, we have some background info on the release, directly from a key, unnamed person involved in the remaster release:

"The reason of this reprint is because the album is now on the EMI label worldwide. Until now, Sony Music owned the rights for North America, Japan, etc... and EMI wanted a new version to celebrate the return to its catalogue. The main change, in this version, is represented by the addition of 'When The Tigers Broke Free'. As you know, Tigers was recorded for The Wall film. It was originally destined for The Final Cut album, but at the end it was discharged, it was too much linked to Roger.

"EMI suggested inserting this song on the reprint of TFC, and both Roger and the band approved it. A copy of the album was done, placing 'Tigers" into the sequence in four different points to find the best place. Finally the copy was sent to Roger and he decided. We then did a new mix of the song, starting from 16-track tapes of the film soundtrack (a different mix from the "Echoes" one) and we inserted it into the sequence using a cross-fading effect. The other mixes are the originals.

"We mastered all starting from original analogue tapes, using a special machine built by Tim de Paravicini. It used a valve EQ (by Tim too), linked to a "Gold Series" A/D converter from Dan Lavry Engineering. The album was compiled in SADiE. This version of The Final Cut has the best sound it ever has had on CD..."

 
< Prev   Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Next 30 concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd, Nick Mason, David Gilmour
and Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2020.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design