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Encyclopedia > A Momentary Lapse of Reason
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Studio album by Pink Floyd
Released September 8, 1987 (UK)
September 9, 1987 (US)
Recorded October 1986–May 1987
Genre Progressive rock
Length 51:14
Label EMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
Professional reviews
Pink Floyd chronology
Works
(1983)
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
(1987)
Delicate Sound of Thunder
(1988)
Alternate cover
US remaster cover

A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd's 1987 album, the band's first release after the official departure of Roger Waters from the band in 1985. The album reached #3 on both the U.S. and UK charts. It was released in the UK and the rest of Europe on EMI and on Columbia Records for the rest of the world. Image File history File links Lapse-l. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Robert Christgau (2007) Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics[1] His first reviews were published by Esquire in 1967. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Works is a Pink Floyd compilation album released in 1983 by their former American label, Capitol Records, to compete with their then-current album The Final Cut. ... Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd live double album from the David Gilmour-led era of the band which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988. ... 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Contents

Controversy

After Roger Waters had declared Pink Floyd ended in 1985, David Gilmour attempted to continue the band together with Nick Mason. A bitter dispute with Waters ensued, but Gilmour and Mason eventually settled out of court for the legal right to continue using the name Pink Floyd. In exchange, Waters dissolved his former management partnership with Steve O'Rourke and gained exclusive rights to some traditional Pink Floyd imagery, including the original flying pig design, almost all of The Wall concept (all the songs except the three for which Gilmour wrote the music, "Young Lust," "Run Like Hell," and "Comfortably Numb") and everything to do with The Final Cut. Richard Wright re-joined the band during the recording sessions for this album, but only as a salaried session musician. George Roger Waters (born September 9, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... Steve ORourke, Pink Floyd manager and keen racing driver, sadly passed away in Miami, Florida, USA, in October 2003. ... Pigs are heavily featured in the artwork and stage shows of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Final Cut is a rock album by Pink Floyd recorded at several studios in the UK from July to December 1982. ... Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ...


The recording sessions started in October 1986 as a new David Gilmour project. Gilmour revealed on the Shine On and A Momentary Lapse of Reason episodes of In the Studio with Redbeard that AMLoR was almost his third solo album as the material initially sounded too weak to be a PF album. Then in the same interview said that by Christmas of 1986 that he had confidence to turn the album into a Pink Floyd project. Shine On is a nine CD box set by Pink Floyd released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... In the Studio with Redbeard is a North American radio program, produced and hosted by Dallas, Texas based rock and roll disc jockey Redbeard. ...


Due to the minimalized contributions of Mason and Wright, Lapse can technically be considered Gilmour's third solo album as much as "The Final Cut" can be considered a Roger Waters solo album. However, he tried hard to make it sound like a Pink Floyd album with synthesiser vocal effects, other various sound effects, TV recordings in the background of the songs, etc. The Final Cut may mean: The Final Cut, an album by Pink Floyd The Final Cut, an industrial music group The Final Cut, the third part of the House of Cards trilogy about the rise and fall of a Machiavellian prime minister The Final Cut, a 2004 movie See also...


The music press responded with mostly negative reviews of the album (though Rolling Stone claimed it portended "a Floyd with a future"), despite its heavy airplay rotation on video and radio music stations. Waters himself described it as "a pretty fair forgery or a good copy" of a Pink Floyd record; his most generous appraisal was that the album contained "maybe the odd moment when I heard something and thought, 'Well, maybe I'd have done something with that'." But Waters also commented to him Pink Floyd no longer existed. The music press also reported that Gilmour had actually considered offering an olive branch to Waters by asking him to help with some of the lyrics.[citation needed] This article is about the magazine. ... Olive branch Olive branch is a colloquial term referring to a concession or a gesture of peace, as well as a peace symbol. ...


Recording

The album was performed largely by David Gilmour and several session musicians. The most famous of these was Tony Levin (of Peter Gabriel and King Crimson fame), who played bass on most of the tracks. Nick Mason felt he was out of practice on drums, and thus nearly all of the percussion parts were either programmed or delegated to others. For example, Carmine Appice played drums on "The Dogs of War" while Jim Keltner played on "On the Turning Away" and "One Slip". The drum machine, used on "Sorrow", was programmed by Gilmour. Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... King Crimson are an influential English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Carmine Appice, born on December 15, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, is a versatile rock drummer. ... The Dogs of War is the third song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and was the third US single from the album. ... Jim Keltner (born April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a distinguished session drummer who has contributed to the work of many well-known artists. ...


Session keyboardist Jon Carin, whom Gilmour met and played with in Bryan Ferry's band at Live Aid, went on to collaborate with both Pink Floyd and Roger Waters on subsequent albums and tours. Pink Floyd's original keyboardist Richard Wright arrived during the sessions, but did not officially rejoin the band due to concerns about his severance contract with Waters (the initial album lists Pink Floyd as consisting of only Gilmour and Mason; however, later re-releases add his name). Wright can be heard playing on a few tracks, notably "Sorrow", which features his background vocals. Most other keyboard parts on the album were played by Carin, Gilmour or Ezrin. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Otis Ferry be merged into this article or section. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... George Roger Waters (born September 9, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... Sorrow is the final track from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason although it was the seventh song from the album performed in the Momentary Lapse set of the 1987/88/89/90 tours. ...


It has been rumoured that some of the songs on A Momentary Lapse of Reason were David Gilmour's rejected contributions to The Final Cut. Early demos to songs like "The Dogs of War," "Round and Around," and the melody to "On the Turning Away" are the only known songs to be rejected. The Final Cut is a rock album by Pink Floyd recorded at several studios in the UK from July to December 1982. ...


The recording heard in the middle of "Learning to Fly" is of Mason talking to an air traffic control tower in his private aircraft (both he and Gilmour became enthusiastic pilots after conquering their mutual fear of flying). It incidentally holds the distinction of being the first song to be released worldwide as a CD-only single. Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. ... Fear of flying is a fear of air travel. ...


A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyd's first fully digital recording; however, the acoustic drums and bass guitar tracks were recorded on analog equipment. In digital recording, the analog signal of a motion-picture/sound is converted into a stream of discrete numbers, representing the changes in air pressure (chroma and luminace values in case of video) through time; thus making an abstract template for the original sound. ...


Cover artwork

The cover shows 700 hospital beds placed on the Devon coast. This effect was not achieved with trick photography; a team actually hauled the wrought iron beds over three hours from London to Devon and arranged them as seen on the finished design. When the team realised that the shoot would take more than one day, a single bed was left on the beach to see if the sea would have any effect on it over night. When they returned the following morning, the bed was nowhere to be found. Long-time Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson produced the artwork. [1] “Devonshire” redirects here. ... Lasers were used in the 2005 Classical Spectacular concert Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... A wrought iron railing in Troy, New York. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The iconic cover of Pink Floyds album The Dark Side of the Moon. ...


The official Storm Thorgerson website [2] actually covers a version of this story: The iconic cover of Pink Floyds album The Dark Side of the Moon. ...

700, yes 700, wrought iron hospital beds separately made up and positioned on the beach. Madness to do it at all, but we had in fact to do it twice cos it rained suddenly the first time, dank grey dizzle, and we couldn't see the distant half of the beds.

This was the first Pink Floyd studio album since Animals to feature his work (not counting a design for the compilation album A Collection of Great Dance Songs in 1981). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Collection of Great Dance Songs is a compilation album by Pink Floyd released against the will of Roger Waters on November 23, 1981 (see 1981 in music) on Harvest/EMI in the UK and Columbia Records in the US originally. ...


In the gatefold sleeve was a portrait of David Gilmour and Nick Mason making it the first time that a picture of the members of Pink Floyd appeared in a gatefold sleeve since 1971's Meddle album (not counting a poster of the band members on stage that came with vinyl copies of The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973) Alternate cover U.S./Canadian releases cover Meddle is an album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... Alternate covers 20th Anniversary cover 30th Anniversary SACD cover The Dark Side of the Moon (titled in the 1993 CD release as Dark Side of the Moon, and often abbreviated as DSotM) is a concept album by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1973. ...


The vinyl copies had two picture labels. Side one depicted a black and white photo of a man rowing his boat. Side two depicted the beds from the front cover on a beach with the dogs of war running whilst a man is sitting on a bed and a female maid is standing up.


Reissues and remastering

A re-mastered CD was released in the early 1990s for Europe, and in 1997 for the rest of the world. Another remastered version was released in the U.S. and Canada in October 2005 due to Columbia Records losing the production masters. James Guthrie and Joel Plante supplied the label with new masters, and thus the mastering credit was changed from Doug Sax to Guthrie and Plante. Also, a number of minor changes have been noted in the credits and legal text for this latest release, mostly reflecting changes in the band's business situation since 1997 (including the death of their manager Steve O'Rourke). A Compact Disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


Track listing

The album

All lead vocals performed by David Gilmour except where noted. For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ...

  1. "Signs of Life" (David Gilmour, Bob Ezrin) – 4:24
    • Instrumental
  2. "Learning to Fly" (Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Ezrin, Jon Carin) – 4:53
  3. "The Dogs of War" (Gilmour, Moore) – 6:05
  4. "One Slip" (Gilmour, Phil Manzanera) – 5:10
  5. "On the Turning Away" (Gilmour, Moore) – 5:42
  6. "Yet Another Movie" (Gilmour, Patrick Leonard) – 7:28
  7. "A New Machine (Part 1)" (Gilmour) – 1:46
  8. "Terminal Frost" (Gilmour) – 6:17
    • Instrumental
  9. "A New Machine (Part 2)" (Gilmour) – 0:38
  10. "Sorrow" (Gilmour) – 8:46

Signs of Life is the first song from the first Pink Floyd album without Roger Waters, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Learning to Fly is the second song on Pink Floyds album A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Anthony Moore (aka Anthony More) (born 1948) is a British experimental music composer and performer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Dogs of War is the third song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and was the third US single from the album. ... One Slip is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Phil Manzanera (born 31 January 1951 in London, England, UK as Philip Targett-Adams, educated at Dulwich College), played guitar with Quiet Sun, then Roxy Music. ... On the Turning Away is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Yet Another Movie is the sixth track, along with Round and Around on Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Patrick Leonard is an American songwriter, keyboardist and music producer, known for his longtime collaboration with Madonna on many different recordings. ... Round and Around is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... A New Machine, parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Terminal Frost is an instrumental from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... A New Machine, parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Sorrow is the final track from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason although it was the seventh song from the album performed in the Momentary Lapse set of the 1987/88/89/90 tours. ...

Live performances for the 1987–89 tours

  1. "Signs of Life" (performed after "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1–5)" or "Echoes")
  2. "Learning to Fly"
  3. "Yet Another Movie"
  4. "Round and Around"
  5. "A New Machine (Part 1)"
  6. "Terminal Frost"
  7. "A New Machine (Part 2)"
  8. "Sorrow"
  9. "The Dogs of War"
  10. "On the Turning Away" (ended the first half of the show)
  11. "One Slip" (was the first encore on the 1987/88/89 tour)

The Momentary Lapse Tour, according to Tim Renwick, was only supposed to last 11 weeks. Originally the band would play a show at Wembley Stadium, tour the United States Of America, and finish back again at Wembley, much like what Roger Waters was doing on his Radio K.A.O.S tour. The tour began on September 9, 1987 at Lansdowne Park Ottawa, Canada, and finished at The Kingdome in Vancouver, Canada, on December 10, 1987. The World Tour began at Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand on January 23, 1988 and finished at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, on August 23, 1988. In the spring and summer of 1989, the band did another European leg of the tour, dubbing it Another Lapse. Signs of Life is the first song from the first Pink Floyd album without Roger Waters, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Shine On You Crazy Diamond is an epic nine-part Pink Floyd composition with lyrics written by Roger Waters, in tribute to former band member Syd Barrett, and music written by Waters, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd song. ... Learning to Fly is the second song on Pink Floyds album A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Yet Another Movie is the sixth track, along with Round and Around on Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Round and Around is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... A New Machine, parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Terminal Frost is an instrumental from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... A New Machine, parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... Sorrow is the final track from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason although it was the seventh song from the album performed in the Momentary Lapse set of the 1987/88/89/90 tours. ... The Dogs of War is the third song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason and was the third US single from the album. ... On the Turning Away is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... One Slip is a song from Pink Floyds 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason. ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... George Roger Waters (born September 9, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Radio K.A.O.S. is a 1987 concept album/rock opera by former Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter Roger Waters. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Stadiums | Ottawa buildings | Canadian football venues ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and usually referred to as simply The Kingdome or The Dome, was the worlds first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Western Springs is a residential suburb and park in the west of the city of Auckland in the north of New Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Nassau Coliseum, officially known as Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (though colloquially referred to simply as The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, half an hour from New York City. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Credits

For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The word sequencer can mean: a microsequencer in a computer CPU a music sequencer in the field of electronic music a DNA sequencer or a protein sequencer in the field of biology Sequencer (album) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise... Nicholas Berkeley Nick Mason (born January 27, 1944 in Birmingham, England) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ...

Additional personnel

Richard William Rick Wright (born July 28, 1943 in Hatch End, London, England) is a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Tony Levin (born June 6, 1946, Boston, Massachusetts) is an influential American bass player. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... A 10 string Chapman Stick The Chapman Stick is an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Carmine Appice, born on December 15, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, is a versatile rock drummer. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Jim Keltner (born April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a distinguished session drummer who has contributed to the work of many well-known artists. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... There are different people named Tom Scott: Tom Scott, Scottish poet. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Scott Page is a session musician, and is frequently hired to perform with bands on tour. ... The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. ... Patrick Leonard is an American songwriter, keyboardist and music producer, known for his longtime collaboration with Madonna on many different recordings. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Bill Payne (born March 12, 1949 in Waco, TX) is one of the founding members of critically acclaimed American rock band Little Feat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Michael Landau is a legendary session musician and guitarist who has played on thousands of albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Seal, James Taylor, and Miles Davis. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John Anthony Helliwell is the saxophonist and occasional keyboardist for the rock band Supertramp John Helliwell was born in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England on February 15, 1945. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Ken Caillat is a record producer, probably best known for producing the albums of Fleetwood Mac. ... Tom Jones can be: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a novel by Henry Fielding Tom Jones (movie), by Tony Richardson People Sir Tom Jones (singer) Tom Jones (writer), musicals T.G. Jones, Thomas George Jones, a footballer for Everton Wales Tom Jones (auto racer), a one-time Formula... Sarah Nean Bruce (born on January 18, 19?? in Seattle, Washington) is an American film & television movie producer, director and writer. ... Guy Charbonneau, P.C. (June 21, 1922- January 18, 1998) was the longest serving Speaker of the Canadian Senate, serving from 1984 to 1993. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Andrew Jackson (disambiguation). ... Steve ORourke, Pink Floyd manager and keen racing driver, sadly passed away in Miami, Florida, USA, in October 2003. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Sales certifications (U.S.)

The R.I.A.A. have certified the album: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a special interest group representing the U.S. recording industry, and the body responsible for certifying gold and platinum albums and singles in the USA. For more information about sales data see list of best selling albums and list of best selling...

  • Gold and Platinum (in November 1987)
  • Double Platinum (in January 1988)
  • Triple Platinum (in February 1992)
  • Quadruple Platinum (in August 2001)

Singles

  • "Learning to Fly (edit)"/"Terminal Frost" – Columbia 38-07363; released September 15, 1987
  • "On the Turning Away"/"Run Like Hell (Live)" – Columbia 38-07660; released November 24, 1987
  • "The Dogs of War"; April, 1988 (US radio only)
  • "One Slip"/"Terminal Frost"; June 1988

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Chart positions

Album

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 3
1987 Billboard CD Charts 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Learning to Fly" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1987 "Learning to Fly" The Billboard Hot 100 70
1987 "On the Turning Away" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1988 "The Dogs of War" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
1988 "One Slip" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1988 "Sorrow" Mainstream Rock Tracks 36

Quotations

On the Momentary Lapse of Reason album, Nick's belief in himself was pretty well gone, and Rick's belief in himself was totally gone. And they weren't up to making a record, to be quite honest about it [...] Roger's very good at belittling people, and I think over the years he managed to convince Rick completely that he was useless and more or less convinced Nick of the same thing.

David Gilmour, 'Rock Compact Disc magazine, September 1992 For the Canadian writer and television journalist, see David Gilmour (writer), for the British politician see David Gillmore. ...

I must say, that under the circumstances, it's a superb title for a so-called Pink Floyd record.

Roger Waters, 'Penthouse magazine, September 1988 George Roger Waters (born September 9, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ...

Release of the LP

A Momentary Lapse of Reason was released on the same day in the UK as the LPs Bad by Michael Jackson and Actually by The Pet Shop Boys, both of which topped it at the first and second positions in the following week's album charts. It debuted at No. 3 and never rose any higher although sales remained brisk helped by heavy airplay, the overall welcome reunion of Pink Floyd, and the world tour which lasted over a year. Bad is an album of recorded music by pop music icon Michael Jackson, released in 1987. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Actually is the third album, the second of entirely new music, by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. ... Pet Shop Boys (often used without the definite article the) are a highly influential UK electronic music act. ...


The album debuted at #43 on the Billboard 200 and, like in the UK, rose to No. 3 in the United States as Michael Jackson's Bad and Whitesnake's Whitesnake '87 occupied the top two spots respectively at numbers 1 and 2. The album remained on the US charts for over a year. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Whitesnake, 1987 album by the British rock band of the same name (Whitesnake) was a major crossover hit and one of the top-selling albums in the hair metal genre, eventually selling over eight million copies (and thus going eight times platinum). ...


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