PINK FLOYD 'INTHESTUDIO' ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF COMEBACK:
Dallas, TX - Sept 11, 2012. North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands
gets the story this week behind one of Rock history's most contentious
and public rights disputes, and one of the biggest comebacks in rock
history. Amidst some of the most successful and celebrated albums of the
Seventies, creative and personal tensions had been building until Pink Floyd disintegrated during the making of 1982's The Final Cut.
By 1985 the only musical output from any of the members of Pink Floyd
had come in the form of solo albums, and in December of that year Roger
Waters, who created the concepts and the lyrics to such quintessential
rock masterpieces as The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and
The Wall, would announce his departure, triggering a noisy two year
legal battle for the rights to Pink Floyd.
In the end a David Gilmour fronted Floyd would emerge producing A Momentary Lapse of Reason
in September '87. Critical response was surprisingly lukewarm, but a
sold out stadium tour and two # 1 rock singles with �Learning To Fly�
and �On The Turning Away� proved that, as far as the worthiness of a
Waters-less Pink Floyd, the fans had the only vote that matters.
Drummer Nick Mason is joined In the Studio with guitarist/singer/songwriter Gilmour, who readily admits to show host Redbeard the pressure that he felt going forward.
�Lurching into the future bearing the mantle of Pink Floyd without
Roger in 1987 was a tough one, as anyone can imagine... You're right to
say that I was confident at the end and happy. Anyone would be happy and
confident in the end when our moving forward and doing what we did,
making the album, doing the tour, was justified.�
Pink Floyd 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason-InTheStudio program is available now to stream at: www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/pink-floyd-momentary-lapse-reason/[