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P-U-L-S-E

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 685 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars An excellent show!

This has remained as one of my all-time favorite live albums. It of course has to do with my love for Pink Floyd, so since the very first time I listen to it (and watched the DVD) felt trapped under its charm and power. This live album released in 1995 represents the pinnacle of the Gilmour as a leader era. Here we can appreciate an outstanding show with a considerable amount of songs, performed in an impeccable way thanks to the maturity of the members of the band, and also with the help of guest musicians whose quality cannot be denied, people like Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin who had been collaborating with them for some time, joined the stage and together created an unforgettable evening.

"PULSE" was divided in two CDs, a cool and obvious decision due to the amount of songs and the long length of some of them. The first CD is the most Gilmour-ish, with several songs from "The Division Bell", such as "Coming Back To Life", "High Hopes" or "What Do You Want From Me", and a couple of "Lapse of Reason" tracks that represented the Waters- less era. However, this first CD also features older songs, opening with a wonderful performance of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", which is followed by a surprisingly good live "Astronomy Domine" track. "Hey You" and "Another Brick in the Wall" are also featured here.

In the second CD they offer a complete performance of "Darkside of the Moon" which is probably their most recognized and successful album. This performance is wonderful, with a clean, powerful, disarming sound that is inserted in the listener's mind and don't disappear until it finishes. So warning, you may be hypnotized. After those ten songs, the band offers three more representative songs, "Wish You Were Here", "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell", and once again, with excellent interpretations that with leave you with a huge smile.

Though I totally love it, I believe this live show is mainly adored by Pink Floyd fans and not really progressive rock fans overall; through the years I have read both positive and negative reviews regarding this album, and despite to me it is a personal masterpiece, I believe for PA and people it would fit better as a highly recommendable album, in other words, four stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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