Pink Floyd PULSE DVD finally announced
Written by Matt   
Monday, 03 October 2005

The long-awaited, and much delayed, 2DVD release of Pink Floyd's PULSE has finally been announced. To hit the stores on 5th December (with slight variation to this date depending on country), the discs have been filled with some interesting additional material.

PULSE is a recording from the band's run of 14 shows at London's Earl's Court, the final full concerts performed (to date). A lot of work has been done to improve the sound and picture quality, and to source a selection of suitable extras.

Along with the DVD menus and screens, the DVD cover has been designed by Storm Thorgerson, and will be a variation on the "balls" picture used to promote the 2003 Interstellar exhibition in Paris. It is a suitably intriguing image, similar to that shown in Storm's book "Mind Over Matter" but with some important differences. Brain Damage had a sneak preview of the cover last December, and it is nicely designed, front and back.

Pink Floyd's well-respected engineer James Guthrie has been the man looking after the surround sound mixes, and the new, Dolby Digital 5.1 remastered soundtrack reportedly sounds superb.

We know that you'll want to know what's been included, so without further delay, here's the detail:

      DISC 1
            Concert Part 1:
            Shine On
            Learning To Fly
            High Hopes
            Take It Back
            Coming Back To Life
            Keep Talking
            Another Brick In The Wall (part 2)
            One of These Days
            Screen Films:
            Shine On
            High Hopes
            Learning to Fly
            Bootlegging the Bootleggers:
            What Do You Want From Me
            On The Turning Way
            Poles Apart
            Time (Eames)
            Money (Alien)
            Speak To Me 1987
            Pulse TV Advert
            Learning To Fly
            Take It Back
      DISC 2
            Concert Part 2:
            Speak To Me
            On The Run
            The Great Gig In The Sky
            Us And Them
            Brain Damage
            Wish You Were Here
            Comfortably Numb
            Run Like Hell
            Screen Films:
            Speak To Me (graphic)
            On The Run
            Time 1994
            The Great Gig in the Sky (wave)
            Us And Them 1987
            Brain Damage
            Alternate Screen Films:
            The Great Gig In The Sky (animation)
            Us And Them 1994
            Behind the Scenes Footage:
            Goodbye to Life As We Know It
            Wish You Were Here:
            Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
            Photo Gallery

It's very interesting to see how all the screen films have been included on the DVDs. This is something that many fans have been keen to see. From our point of view, it's great to see that the Money alien film is included - few people seem to have heard of this hilarious alternate version, and this is their chance to see it.

"Bootlegging The Bootleggers" seems to be a way at getting back at those who release unauthorised footage of the band in action - as we understand it, they have sourced audience-shot material of these tracks for inclusion. Ironically, Pulse is one of the biggest bootlegged titles on DVD, with loads appearing on eBay and other online sites each day.

With behind the scenes footage, a photo gallery, and the band's performance at the US Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony back in 1996, this new release promises to be a very interesting collection of material.

It is worth reiterating that any versions of Pulse currently being offered on DVD in various places worldwide, are all fakes. This includes copies that proport to be official limited edition pressings from a few years back.

This new edition can be ordered, with a discount, through our special Amazon links.