The lineup comprised the London Polytechnic students Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. . Unlike the previous live album Delicate Sound of Thunder, no parts of the songs were re-recorded in the studio James Guthrie confirmed this in an interview with Pink Floyd fanzine Brain Damage. Numerous sonic effects along with specific depressive guitar solos rendered brilliantly the inner state of a person in the surroundings of the modern world. The same formula of music was utilized for Wish You Were Here 1975 , Animals 1977 and The Wall. The name of the band was proposed by Syd as a tribute to the American bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.
The failure pushed Waters to start a solo career, an example followed by Gilmour and Mason. In 1979, Richard Write quit Pink Floyd due to bitter differences with Waters. In 1982, the band shot the movie The Wall with the music taken from the same titled album. The 1983 record The Final Cut earned little attention with only one remarkable song, Not Now John. They were joined by Syd Barrett who came from Cambridge. This one sold out over twenty five million copies and gave the model to follow on the next albums. He started his own career, but did not achieve much.
The early seventies became the new period in the Pink Floyd history. Immediately after the reunion, Pink Floyd recorded A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1987. It was meant to replace Barrett during the concerts with his old friend David Gilmour. However, the band and Guthrie fixed songs that had bad notes as heard on some bootlegs by lifting solos and corrected vocal lines from other performances as the band recorded most of the European leg. Richard Write came back to the group shortly after that. The latter became one of the most outstanding specimens of rock genre to influence multitudes of performers. The 1970 album Atom Heart Mother was recorded in cooperation with the avant-garde composer Ron Geesin.
However, they did not succeed as separate artists, which motivated Mason and Gilmour to resurrect Pink Floyd in 1987. The massive tours and packed studio activity exhausted him mentally and physically which led to an idea of keeping him focused on songwriting apart from stage performances. Despite the new reality without the established leader, Pink Floyd remained full of energy and creative ideas and released the subsequent album, A Saucerful Of Secrets, in 1968. However, Barrett refused this alternative and left the band. In 1973 Pink Floyd finished the quest for the sought sound after the release of the iconic Dark Side Of The Moon. The album includes a complete live version of The Dark Side of the Moon and features a booklet with many photographs from performances on this tour.
The story of Pink Floyd began in London in 1965. After a prolonged pause, the band released The Division Bell 1994. It was supported by a long tour giving the material for the live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder 1988. In 2005 Waters once performed with Pink Floyd in London which was mistakenly taken by many fans as a sign of his long expected re-joining with the band. It included only one song by Barret. This rock opera was devoted to the subject of loneliness and separation of performers from their audience with the wall being its main symbol. The band established their big ambitions with their very first single Arnold Layne.
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