In 1988 Pink Floyd released the Grammy-nominated live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder and this boys mind was blown. I had heard the odd Floyd song but this was the first time I sat down and listened to a body of work from them, and what work it was.
The album was a live recording of the 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason plus a greatest hits show thrown in for good measure. As well as tracks from their recently released album there were classics like 'Wish You Were Here', 'Comfortably Numb', 'Time', 'Money' and 'Another Brick In The Wall' dropped in like bombs.
I bought the album on CD when it came out and went around to a friend's house to watch the concert on VHS over and over again, I was obsessed for a while. I watched the whole thing on YouTube at 3 AM, in a drunken stupor with my best mate last year too...fair to say I love it.
Now, it seems Pink Floyd are out to make me bankrupt. My obsession with vinyl is well documented on this little corner of the web, so when I saw that there is a new, three-disc version of Delicate coming out with additional, never released on vinyl tracks included, well I was sold! I'm currently saving my pennies hoping they turn into £55 (plus P&P) for when it is released on 18th November.
But wait, there is more! They have also restored the original concert footage and are releasing that too...with bonus tracks. For an additional £45 (plus P&P) I can get my grubby hands on a blu-ray created from 'over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited'. Oh, and they have casually thrown in 5 additional tracks extending the show to over 2 hours.
So it looks like I'm going to spunk a ton on a concert album and video that was originally released 32 years ago. When I see it written down like that it sounds mental but hey, you can't put a price on happiness...actually you can, it is £100 (plus P&P)!!!