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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Draining, 2 Dec. 2003
By A Customer
This review is from: The Final Cut (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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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 17 Nov 2012 23:52:28 GMT
Pjjones says:
I know the Video you talk about as I have an original copy of it somewhere. Will have to try and find it

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2013 20:09:26 BDT
S. C. Trump says:
A couple of tracks from the video are on Youtube - The Final Cut and Not Now John.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2014 22:30:39 GMT
Its the final cut promotional EP.

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 17:04:37 GMT
Gary Smith says:
To me this is a very underated album, Waters voice and passion in the lyrics and vocals shine through, A Gunners Dream is possibly the most emotionally charged song I have ever heard
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