The Final Cut Album

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james

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I enjoy it more than Clouds, it's not perfect yet I simply observe it to be amusing to pay attention to, particularly not currently John, which is one of my main tunes. The conclusion of a Waters age wasn't close to the same as the wall. It feels fairly put together and not so strong as Clouds
 
Floyd

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It is like an anti war highly politicised protest album, I don't think Waters has ever forgiven the British State for the death of his Father in WW2, the last two tracks are epic but the rest of the album is a bit of a slog.
 
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BeatleMatt

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I like the sadness and anger in many of the songs. Even Gilmour’s guitar has an angry sorrow to it in “The Fletcher Memorial Home”. Reminds me of Godzilla’s roar.
I put The Final Cut above more than a few of Pink Floyd’s other albums.
 
Floyd

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It is also a controversial album because it was the album that caused the big bustup between Gilmour and Waters over the musical direction the band was heading in and Waters exit from the band on such bad terms that he never spoke to Gilmour or appeared in the band until that live8 reunion years later.
 
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BeatleMatt

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In 1982, when the film Pink Floyd The Wall was released, this was our first chance to hear "When The Tigers Broke Free" I had a bootleg vinyl record of Music From The Film Pink Floyd The Wall. Basically, the movie soundtrack with "When The Tigers Broke Free" and Bob Geldolf's versions of "In The Flesh!" and a few others. There were also the 45 rpm versions of Music From The Film with "..Tigers..." and "Bring The Boys Back Home". The original track listings of The Final Cut was released without "...Tigers..." Then we had to wait several years for Pink Floyd to put "...Tigers..." on special editions of The Final Cut.
I also have the Japanese HDCD version of Final Cut, which includes "...Tigers.."
I never learned why it was not included in the Shine On box set.
 
Ashes And Diamonds

Ashes And Diamonds

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the last two tracks are epic but the rest of the album is a bit of a slog.
I cant help but disagree. While yes, the last two tracks are epic (although in my opinion, the last three tracks are), I think the rest of the album is a beautiful, heart felt tribute to Roger's father, Eric Fletcher Waters, with some of the finest lyrics ever written, not to mention the music. So many songs can easily make you cry (cough cough, The Gunners Dream and The Final Cut, cough cough), and it really brings out emotion. And what better way to finish an album with the the immortal lyrics; 'Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end' (which are, in my opinion, the greatest lyrics of all time).
 
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