Friday, November 11, 2011

FRP 021 - 1982 - The Final Cutting



Dr. Forrester said...

Roger Waters and Pink Floyd
Unknown Location(s)
The Final Cut -Working Demos
Sometime in 1982

The Final Cutting
A Prerequiem For The Post War Dream
Free Range Pigs (FRP CDR-021)

Disc One:
1. The Post War Dream
2. Your Possible Pasts
3. One Of The Few
4. The Heroes Return (Part 1)
5. The Gunner's Dream
6. The Heroes Return (Part 2)
7. Paranoid Eyes
8. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
9. The Fletcher Memorial Home
10. Southampton Dock
11. The Final Cut
12. Not Now John
13. Two Suns In The Sunset

Notes: From a "millionth generation" cassette bought in Argentina some 17 years ago by our friend Alejandro. For some reason this recording has not been heavily circulated, and is shrouded in mystery. We have no legitimate doubts as to the authenticity of this recording. It appears to be from a working set of demo tapes that were used as the actual blueprint for The Final Cut -the last album that Pink Floyd would release with Roger Waters in the lineup. In some places the difference between this and the actual release are subtle, and in other places, the differences are quite stark, changing the overall tone of some of the meanings inferred from the actual release. We won't be listing all of the differences here, so you can enjoy your own personal exploration of this work in progress.

Free Range Pigs is releasing this volume for it's historical significance. While the sound quality is not "disappointing", the recording does "show it's age" in some places. We're not exactly sure, but it sounds as though this was recorded in a professional studio, so it is very likely that somewhere in this big world, a sonically superior copy exists.

Credits: Jim Canale and Free Range Pigs would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this effort:

Alejandro Gibaut for graciously providing the Source Recording.
The Pentagon Pig for providing Quality Assurance Services.
Aleksi Manninen for providing the Cover Art.

Anonymous said...

Leaving aside the deficiencies in sound, this album is much more interesting than in the mix definitely edited.
Find more original feelings of Roger Waters, do not have much excess production in relation to the official record.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Thank you very much.

Dr. Forrester said...

The thing I most enjoyed was how much different "Not Now John" is compared to the official version. The version here reveals that NNJ is a genuine rocker. The core song is so much easier to enjoy than the official - very overly produced - version.