On March 21, 1983.

Final Cut

On March 21, 1983, “Harvest” label released “The Final Cut”, the twelfth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded July – December 1982, at “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”,”Olympic Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Audio International Studios” and “The Billiard Room” in London, and “Hookend Manor” in  Oxfordshire, and was produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen. “The Final Cut” was band’s last studio album to include Roger Waters, and also the only Pink Floyd album that does not feature keyboardist Richard Wright. In 1997, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour – co – lead  and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Nick Mason – drums, tape effects
  • Roger Waters – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and rhythm guitar, synthesizers, tape effects, sleeve design
  • Michael Kamen– piano, harmonium
  • Andy Bown– Hammond organ
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– tenor saxophone
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted and arranged by Michael Kamen
  • James Guthrie, Andrew Jackson – engineering
  • Andy Canelle, Mike Nocito, Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Willie Christie – photography
  • Artful Dodgers – sleeve design
  • Zuccarelli Labs ltd – holophonics
  • Doug Sax– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. The Post War Dream
  2. Your Possible Pasts
  3. One of the Few
  4. When the Tigers Broke Free
  5. The Hero’s Return
  6. The Gunner’s Dream
  7. Paranoid Eyes
  8. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
  9. The Fletcher Memorial Home
  10. Southampton Dock
  11. The Final Cut
  12. Not Now John
  13. Two Suns in the Sunset

 

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