June 13, 1995
Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Art Rock, Prog-Rock, Hard Rock

Album Review

Pink Floyd claim they had no intention of recording another live album when they began the Division Bell tour, but performing The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety convinced the group to release another double-live set, called Pulse. There's no question that the group is comprised of talented musicians, including the number of studio professionals that augmented the trio on tour. Whether they're inspired musicians is up to debate. A large part of Pink Floyd's live show is based on the always impressive visuals; on the Division Bell tour, they closed each show with an unprecedented laser extravaganza. In order for the visuals and the music to coincide, the group needed to play the sets as tightly as possible, with little improvisation. Consequently, an audio version of this concert, separated from the visuals, is disappointing. Pink Floyd play the greatest hits and the new songs professionally, yet the versions differ only slightly from the original recordings, making Pulse a tepid experience. [The first edition of the album featured a blinking red light -- a symbolic representation of the "pulse" -- in the spine of the disc and cassette.]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  2. Astronomy Domine
  3. What Do You Want from Me
  4. Learning to Fly
  5. Keep Talking
  6. Coming Back to Life
  7. Hey You
  8. A Great Day for Freedom
  9. Sorrow
  10. High Hopes
  11. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  12. Speak to Me
  13. Breathe
  14. On the Run
  15. Time
  16. The Great Gig in the Sky
  17. Money
  18. Us and Them
  19. Any Colour You Like
  20. Brain Damage
  21. Eclipse
  22. Wish You Were Here
  23. Comfortably Numb
  24. Run Like Hell
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