The Final Cut – Pink Floyd – 1983


Album The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
Album The Final Cut by Pink Floyd

The Final Cut is the twelfth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1983. It is a concept album that explores the themes of war, politics, and personal trauma, as well as the band’s deteriorating relationships. The album was largely written by Roger Waters, who also produced it with Michael Kamen and James Guthrie. It is the last Pink Floyd album to feature Waters, who left the band in 1985 after a legal dispute with the other members.

The Final Cut was recorded in several studios in England, with contributions from David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and guest musicians. The album features orchestral arrangements by Kamen, as well as spoken word segments by actors such as Michael Palin and Bob Hoskins. The album cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson, who used a photograph of a World War II memorial in London.

The Final Cut received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its lyrical themes and Waters’ vocals, but criticized its music and production. The album reached number one in several countries, including the UK and New Zealand, but performed poorly in the US, where it peaked at number six. The album spawned two singles: “Not Now John” and “The Fletcher Memorial Home”. The album was also accompanied by a short film of the same name, directed by Waters and featuring footage from the band’s previous concerts and videos.

The Final Cut is a challenging and rewarding album. It is a dark and disturbing work that is not for the faint of heart. However, it is also a powerful and moving album that is sure to stay with you long after you have finished listening to it.

The following is a list of the personnel who contributed to the album The Final Cut by Pink Floyd, released in 1983. The album was the last one to feature Roger Waters as a member of the band, and the only one without Richard Wright. The source of this information is the Wikipedia page for the album .

  • David Gilmour – guitars, vocals, synthesizer
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion, tape effects
  • Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, synthesizer, tape effects
  • Michael Kamen – piano, harmonium
  • Andy Bown – Hammond organ
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Raphael Ravenscroft – tenor saxophone
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted and arranged by Michael Kamen


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