Published Dec 14, 2016After launching a massive vinyl reissue campaign this year, rock icons Pink Floyd have announced that the final two studio LPs that will wrap the series are The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
Having been out of print for well over two decades, the two records will arrive on 180-gram wax early next year on January 20 via Pink Floyd Records/Sony. Like the rest of the reissues, both records have been mastered from their original analogue studio tapes, with artwork faithfully reproduced.
The two albums represent two very different sides of the group. Released in 1983, The Final Cut was largely a Roger Waters-helmed record revolving around the concept of anti-war, the loss of loved ones and political betrayal.
On the other hand, 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason firmly ushered the band into the David Gilmour era. While producer Bob Ezrin initially suggested working hip-hop influence into the record, the band still experimented with drum machines and samples in a fashion previously unseen.
The two albums join other Floyd re-releases from this year, with Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, Wish You Were Here and The Dark Side of the Moon all receiving the reissue treatment. For the optical media lovers, the CD/DVD/Blu-ray compilation The Early Years 1965-1972 was also released this year.