- Audio CD (29 May 1995)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Live
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B000024I70
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | Mini-Disc | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,370 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2CD BOX LTD EDITION - FACTORY SEALED
Having lost their two figureheads over the years--first Syd Barrett, then Roger Waters--the remaining members of Pink Floyd reformed, augmented by a multitude of back-up musicians, and hit the road. This double-CD is the result, its 18 tracks covering a broad selection of the band's 30-year career, from early classics (the still-magnificent "Astronomy Domine") through to more recent cuts, such as "Learning To Fly" and "Keep Talking". Occasionally the desire to replicate the "live" atmosphere becomes annoying (except on "Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two", where it seems almost appropriate)--particularly when you consider that most of this band's great music has been about paranoia and isolation, rather than any notion of community. Equally puzzling is the decision to devote the second CD to a performance of Dark Side Of The Moon which, though played in its entirety, adds precisely nothing to its original incarnation. Mostly, though, Pulse is every bit as vast and impressive as you'd expect. --Andrew McGuire
Top Customer Reviews
I've heard them all over the last 20 years, from Syd to Roger to Dave. I love Roger and his work but I always come back to this one. It's not only a great career summary - it also contains undeniably definitive performances of most of the great Floyd back catalogue. If you're a fan of Dave Gilmour and his magic guitar you'll love the live versions of the Lapse/Bell tracks, which all rip s**t out of the studio originals (especially Coming Back to Life, which was a favourite Floyd track of mine until I heard this, which elevated it to favourite track of all time) Comfortably Numb is certainly not bettered anywhere else on official record and neither is Shine On in my opinion. I've seen a few reviews saying newcomers should listen to this album first and ignore Echoes (the Best of Pink Floyd) and I will whole-heartedly join them in championing this truth.
One final note - High Hopes was the best closing track of any Floyd album, giving you goose pimples every time - on here it will give your goose pimples goose pimples.
'Pulse' the DVD was taken from the 20 October 1994 concert at Earls Court - The 2CD was taken from recordings during their European leg of the tour & released in May 1995 - It includes the complete Live version of 'TDSOTM' album - The first time that album had been performed live by PF in it's entirety since 1975 - It also contains the track 'Astronomy Domine' a Syd Barrett composition which was last performed live by them in 1970 - This is a very good live recording musically engaging throughout...
Before even slipping the CD into your player you can't help but be impressed with Pulse. The case and inner sleeve contain great shots taken by the legendary Storm Thorgerson. And inside the inner sleeve is a book of ohotos from the tour that realy capture the atmosphere and scale of Pink Floyd in concert (well, I can only assume that, having been too young to have ever been to see Floyd live).
The first disc is essentially a collection of "Greatest Hits" (if one may be so crude), starting with Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Gilmour provides the vocals, backed up ably by bassist Guy Pratt and an array of backing singers. Gilmour revives and makes his own Syd Barrets classic Astronomy Domine. next follows a selection of tracks from A Momentaryt Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, all taken to another level in live performamce. Disc One ends with the Floyd hit ANother Brick in the Wall Part Two. This is a little disappointing in my opinion, but still a great listen.
What can I say about Disc 2? Well, very little, in fact. Dark Side of the Moon live was the perfect ending to the carrer of Pink Floyd spanning nearly forty years. The tone is warm and rich, with many moments exceeding the studio version and some not quite delivering the perfection of the 1973 album. "Time" is a fantastic development on the original, with the immense solo bettered in Concert.. Great Gig in the Sky is the best attempt since 1973 and easily matches the vocals of Clare Torry. "Money" is a little disappointing, despite the extended guitar solo. Gilmour, after immense build up, refuses to push his Strat up to top E (you know the bit!) and it becomes a bit of an anti-climax.Read more ›
When I first heard about this album, I was a little unsure of whether to get it or not. This concert was after all done by a Waters-less Pink Floyd, and I thought what is Pink Floyd without the genius that is Roger Waters? But, after hearing p.u.l.s.e, no offence to the man, but you don't notice that he isn't there. Guy Pratt does an excellent job filling in, and even on songs such as Money and Comfortably Numb, where Rogers' superb bass playing and distinctive vocals respectively make the songs what they are, you don't realise that it is someone else playing or singing, which I think is a good thing.
Disc one is mainly post-Waters stuff, but with a handful of 'classic' Floyd songs scattered here and there, and all performed brilliantly, I might add! It kicks off with a spine-tingling Shine on You crazy Diamond, a tribute to ex-band mate Syd Barrett, who went insane. Dave Gilmour really does give it his all in this song, and it gives me goose bumps every time! The next song is the very early Syd-era Astronomy Domine, again performed brilliantly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift. Item arrived on time and exactly as described. Very pleased.Published 7 months ago by Gill
Pink Floyd at their best in a brilliant recording with all the old favourites and first class sound - if you like Pink Floyd post "Dark Side of the Moon" you'll love this.Published 7 months ago by David H J Ashdown
Great CD, the one and only Pink Floyd......, good price fast delivery. 5*****Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer