Pink Floyd Announce Reissue Remix Of ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’
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Out On October 29
Pink Floyd announced a remixed and updated release of “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, which arrives on October 29 via PLG. It will be available in a variety of formats – vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray and digitally with Stereo and 5.1 mixes. The LP will also be presented in 360 Reality Audio and released in Dolby Audio and UHD. Frontman David Gilmour worked closely with engineer Andy Jackson and assisted by Damon Iddins.
“Some years after we had recorded the album, we came to the conclusion that we should update it to make it more timeless, featuring more of the traditional instruments that we liked and that we were more used to playing,” Gilmour explained in a statement. “This was something we thought it would benefit from. We also looked for and found some previously unused keyboard parts of Rick’s which helped us to come up with a new vibe, a new feeling for the album.”
“I think there is an element of taking the album back in time and taking the opportunity to create a slightly more open sound — utilizing some of the things we had learned from playing so much of the album live over two massive tours,” drummer Nick Mason said. “I enjoyed re-recording drum tracks with unlimited studio time. Momentary Lapse had been recorded under considerable stress and time constraints, and indeed some of the final mixing was done at the same time as rehearsals for the forthcoming tour.”
“It was also nice to have an opportunity to enhance some of Rick’s work,” he added. “Again, that positive tidal wave of technology just might have provided too many digital opportunities to overwhelm the band feel. Hopefully that’s one of the benefits of this remix!”
This new and updated version features new artwork from Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of the design firm Hipgnosis.