This review is based upon the old release CD which has the same tracks.
Personally I believe the songs on PULSE are a better starting base for the Floyd beginner than the Echoes: Best Of from the early 2000's. This is due to the trippy 60s tracks being excluded in favour of David Gilmour's guitar driven anthems from the 80s and mid-90s along with WHOLE of Floyd's most experimental album, "The Dark Side of the Moon".
Starting with the eternal classic "Shine On..." the first CD is a collection of Gilmour's greatest hits including the anthemic "Learning to Fly" and "Sorrow" mixed with classics from the Wall, "Hey You" and "Brick in the Wall Pt.II".
However, Disc 2 is where the album elevates to another level. Beginning with an entire performance of DSOTM, the experimental album which really concreted the foundations which Floyd would develop on in the 70s. The CD closes with greatest hits from WYWH and the Wall, check out the extended solo on "Comfortably Numb" and "Money".
Pink Floyd were on fine form throughout these live performances which make the album. The full-time return of Richard Wright boosted confidence compared with the previous live offering, "Delicate Sound of Thunder".
Pink Floyd were a fantastic studio and album band, however these songs evolve in a Live environment. Stick PULSE in your car and feel the energy these talented experienced musicians deliver.