Pink Floyd will reissue their pithily titled 1981 compilation A Collection Of Great Dance Songs on vinyl next month alongside a vinyl reissue of the 1988 live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder.
Chronologically, A Collection Of Great Dance Songs appeared between The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983) and it’s of particular interest for featuring different mixes of some songs such as Shine On You Crazy Diamond, which is edited for length and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) which is an hybrid of single and album mix.
However, it’s Money that really stands out here since it’a a completely new recording due to some legal shenanigans between Columbia/CBS (Pink Floyd’s US label at that time) and Capitol Records. Capitol refused to license Money for the compilation, apparently worrying that it would eat into sales of The Dark Side Of The Moon (like that hadn’t sold enough already!).
To get around this problem, David Gilmour re-recorded the track entirely, playing all the instruments himself, with the exception of the saxophone, where Dick Parry reprised his performance on the original. Impressive stuff.
Delicate Sound Of Thunder is a double live album which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum in New York in August 1988, during the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason Tour. That tour had kicked off in September 1987 and continued until June 1990, albeit with an almost nine-month break between late August ’88 and May ’89. Like A Collection Of Great Dance Songs this 2LP vinyl reissue features audio that has been remastered from the original analogue tapes.
Both A Collection of Great Dance Songs and Delicate Sound Of Thunder will be reissued on vinyl on 17 November 2017.
A Collection of Great Dance Songs – remastered vinyl
1. One Of These Days
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One) (1-5)
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Delicate Sound of Thunder – remastered 2LP vinyl
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Live)
2. Learning To Fly (Live)
3. Yet Another Movie (Live)
4. Round And Around (Live)
5. Sorrow (Live)
6. The Dogs Of War (Live)
7. On The Turning Away (Live)
1. One Of These Days (Live)
2. Time (Live)
3. Wish You Were Here (Live)
4. Us And Them (Live)
5. Money (Live)
6. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (Live)
7. Comfortably Numb (Live)
8. Run Like Hell (Live)