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The Final Cut [Discovery Edition] [Original recording remastered]

Pink Floyd Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Sep 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Catalogue
  • ASIN: B004ZN9YNC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,445 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Final Cut was the last Pink Floyd album to feature Roger Waters prior to his departure from the band in 1983. The new Discovery version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie and reissued with newly designed Digipak and a new 12 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Draining 2 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As big a music fan as I am, there are very few albums which would move me to write a review.
By the time I first purchased The Final Cut when it was first released, I already owned the entire back catalogue including all the solo stuff by all the members.
I was seventeen at the time and spent hours and hours listening to albums through my headphones. From the first time I played the album I was utterly transfixed by the compositional brilliance of all involved. Although Roger dominates every aspect of all he touches, David Gilmours contribution - brief as it is - is wonderfully judged.
The production is faultless, from the strained and bitter screams to the barely audile whispers that encircle your head to the beautifully interspersed sound effects; every moment on the album is achingly involving.
Many reviews comment on the "gloomy" and "negative" nature of the album. I've always viewed this as a work of enormous naked passion which ultimately tells of his terrible loss. As sad as it is, it is also a thing of great beauty.
One last word: there exists somewhere a video of four tracks from the album with Roger singing whilst hidden in shadow. Utterly brilliant. I only ever viewed it once but i can still remember the tingle that crept down my back. Wonderful.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece 16 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This has always been one of my favourite Floyd albums, and I'm glad this reissue includes the terribly moving 'When the Tigers Broke Free' (the original single from 1982 said that it was from the forthcoming album The Final Cut, but was never included until this CD reissue).

OK, the band were imploding at the time they recorded it, but I think that has had an added effect on the music, in other words, this is incredibly disillusioned, angry, sad and cynical stuff. With references to the Great Beast Thatcher and the Falklands, shipyards closing and the IRA, this is clearly the work of people (or persons, namely R. Waters) who have lost faith in just about everything.

But this lack of faith is what makes the album incredibly affecting - I would go so far as to say that it is one of the most moving records ever made by a rock band. This is almost as far as it goes. Utter, total contempt for our rotten society, summed up perfectly in The Fletcher Memorial Home, a song which doesn't seem too far removed from Spitting Image or The Comic Strip presents. I particularly like the line 'Did they expect us to treat them with any respect?'

Enough of my fervour. Listen to this and make up your own mind. For me, it's been a landmark these last 25 years. And I think it will continue to be so. Floyd may hate it, but I don't think they realise what a beast - and a wise beast at that - they created with this magnificent album.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
If you are able to skip, the somewhat dated juxtaposition of the main subject matter (The Falklands Conflict), coupled with the then, well publicised frictions within the band itself, this album is an excellent album by any standards, but the vast majority do feel (along with the facts of history),that "The Final Cut" was not the final Pink Floyd album with Roger Waters, but a complete solo effort by Roger Waters. To understand this album better, it is an advantage to understand the situation surrounding Pink Floyd at the time of recording. The conflict within the band itself, regarding this album, was near breaking point. The sacking of keyboard wizard and original member, Richard Wright (which was instigated by Roger Waters during the recording of "The Wall", by holding the master tapes to ransom!),was still very fresh in the memory, thus coupled with Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason protesting that this was not a Pink Floyd album, in the truest sense,but a blatant ego trip by Roger Waters, which was resulting in an album of songs, that were deemed too inferior for "The Wall". The input of Gilmour and Mason, was very limited, due to Waters insistance on using session musicians. This explains the lack of collaberation on the album, alas "Not Now John" was the only co written song. Roger Waters also demanded that David Gilmour was removed from the production credits, thus creating the straw that broke the camel's back, between Waters and Gilmour.
With all this in mind, it was a complete miracle, that anything of quality (or anything at all) was released after the world dominating "The Wall".
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Cut but a good one! 15 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Sometimes it's really hard to explain apparent contradictions, like something that is beautiful even though it is ugly on the surface. That's how I feel about this album, and how the music affects me - it's harsh in places, and Roger Waters is more spitting venom than singing, but it's truly, truly beautiful!
I don't think Roger Waters managed to capture the same amount of emotional range in his voice on any other album, and he sing every track here with the exception of 'Not Now John', which features Dave Gilmour.
The horror of war, the jingoism that sends a country's young to die, and the lives of those forgotten after they are no longer needed are all covered here in Waters' inimitable way. 'The Gunners Dream' is a great track, and followed by the sad 'Paranoid Eyes'.
From start to end this album is very emotional. Not emotional in the way that brings a tear to your eyes, but emotional in that it's hard not to stop, listen and take it all in.
This is one of the forgotten Pink Floyd masterpieces.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Waters misery heaven!
Don't expect an album full of Gilmour noodling and radio friendly tunes. This is however a great concept album full of meaningful work by a composer at the height of his powers. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Andrew Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars The last (real) Pink Floyd album.
This album is brilliant in parts but it is all very depressing. A real shame that Roger Walters became such control freak that they had to say goodbye.
Published 3 months ago by Bungie
4.0 out of 5 stars the thing to remember is...........
As with all Floyd stuff, this suffers from being extremely good but what people forget is this album is, essentially, the stuff the rest of the band persuaded Roger to leave off... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rainbow man
3.0 out of 5 stars OK - but a pirate copy
ID3 data tags missing - comes up on Cd player as 'track1, track2 etc...'

so Cd has clearly been burned, so is not a wav/lossless format - very poor.
Published 4 months ago by plinky plonky
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Floyd fans
Great ablum, still sounds fresh after all this time, timeless piece of work with timeless lyrics, music and poignant words
Published 4 months ago by Stuart Corrigan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Wow!
Amazing!
Fantastic!
Superb!
Terrific!
What more can I say..... Just an amazing album.....Pink Floyd are the best and I love this album!
Published 4 months ago by Kazzer
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous album by my hero (this week) Roger Waters. I listen to...
A marvellous album by my hero (this week) Roger Waters. I listen to it over and over again. R M
Published 6 months ago by Digital Migrant
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Massive pink floyd fan from a very young age. This I one of my favourites along with the wall. Outstanding
Published 7 months ago by kerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous album
Play this album time and time again,very moving.Being a child of the 40's I can identify with the sentiments expressed within the beautiful melodies.Highly recommended.
Published 7 months ago by R Moss
4.0 out of 5 stars "Discovery Edition" packaging disappointing
Nice to finally replace my (not brilliantly pressed) vinyl version with a remastered CD version. Though not the best of Floyd's albums, definitely interesting one as the last Roger... Read more
Published 8 months ago by RichT
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