• QuadraphonicQuad welcomes you and encourages your participation! Treat all members with respect. Please keep all discussions civil, even when you have a strong opinion on a particular topic.

    Do not offer for free, offer for sale, offer for trade, or request copies or files of copyrighted material - no matter how rare or unavailable to the public they might be. We do not condone the illegal sharing of music. There are many places on the internet where you can participate in such transactions, but QuadraphonicQuad is not one of them. We are here to encourage and support new multichannel releases from those companies that still provide them and as such the distribution of illegal copies of recordings is counter-productive to that effort. Any posts of this sort will be deleted without notification.

    Please try to avoid discussions that pit one format against another. Hint for new users: make liberal use of the search facilities here at QuadraphonicQuad. Our message base is an incredibly rich resource of detailed information on virtually all topics pertaining to surround-sound. You will be surprised at what you can find with a little digging!

HiRez Poll Pink Floyd - THE LATER YEARS 1987-2019 [Blu-ray Audio]

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

Rate the BDA of Pink Floyd - THE LATER YEARS 1987-2019

  • 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1: Terrible Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16

jimfisheye

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
1,230
I gotta say after being excited and then after listening, the later years have not aged as well as the early years. The 2 studio albums feel dated at times where the early years still seem timeless. Really looking forward to the Animals 5.1 mix...
I hated it at the time. I still thought it sounded better than anything else on the radio at the time FWIW. I've gone back a few times years later to try to listen again, thinking I was just being hipster stupid with it before or something. There's just no content there. They didn't have much to say apparently. Any random 30 second clip from any album during the 'early years' has more content than the entire 'later years' period.
 

himey

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Nov 11, 2013
Messages
1,236
I hated it at the time. I still thought it sounded better than anything else on the radio at the time FWIW. I've gone back a few times years later to try to listen again, thinking I was just being hipster stupid with it before or something. There's just no content there. They didn't have much to say apparently. Any random 30 second clip from any album during the 'early years' has more content than the entire 'later years' period.
Whether you like Roger or you don't, he has more to say in his pinky finger than any of the three remaining members of the later years. The "steel breeze" is lovely, but only goes so far. Pink Floyd with no bite isn't really Pink Floyd.
 

jimfisheye

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
1,230
Whether you like Roger or you don't, he has more to say in his pinky finger than any of the three remaining members of the later years. The "steel breeze" is lovely, but only goes so far. Pink Floyd with no bite isn't really Pink Floyd.
Agreed! But then the script flips the other way kind of. Roger has a lot to say but the music element just isn't there. I think he does about the best job anyone ever has of phoning the music in these last years but it's still more of a placeholder now.
The sum or their parts...
They had the words and a dangerous improvising band and multimedia and all in full force.
 

drphibes

400 Club - QQ All-Star
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Messages
458
Location
Alameda, CA
There's just no content there. They didn't have much to say apparently. Any random 30 second clip from any album during the 'early years' has more content than the entire 'later years' period.
There is certainly nothing experimental or ground-breaking about those albums, although I really enjoyed the last two. As much as I reach for the "skip" button when "See Saw" plays on A Saucerful of Secrets, at least the title track had some real wow moments. I don't skip "the Dogs of War" and land on a mind-blowing track that pushed the boundaries of my mind. Instead I land on "One Slip".

Whether you like Roger or you don't, he has more to say in his pinky finger than any of the three remaining members of the later years. The "steel breeze" is lovely, but only goes so far. Pink Floyd with no bite isn't really Pink Floyd.
Thematically, emotionally, reacting to the world in a personal and powerful way, yes, absolutely. Musically, I beg to differ. Pros and Cons was just the same song for the half the album, and not a very good one. Radio Kaos had a few high points, but I am almost never finding myself wanting to listen to the songs. Amused to Death was great, but again the same song over and over again (what god wants) and a few songs that aren't really songs at all. I really liked Pros and Cons and Amused, but I don't think musically he had more to say than the remaining three Floyds

I will tell you that I'm taking the recent revelation that Jon Carin played most of the keyboards on the Division Bell to heart, and it does tarnish my feelings about the last few albums, although it makes some sense. Carin is reportedly an excellent session player, while Richard was not, per Nick's comments about Rick having a hard time coming up with pieces on time and "to order". Also, I suspect Carin was much more up-to-date with the technology. Rick probably was in 1977 or 78, but by 1993 it seems he wasn't. Unfortunately this does lend itself to the criticism that Rick was there more for show than his talents.

Even if Rog had stayed in the band, I think we would have seen a decline. You can only capture lightning in a bottle for so long, and after so many amazing albums, they were bound to run out of ideas eventually. Everyone does.
 

Sal1950

Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2020
Messages
33
Location
Central FL
Whether you like Roger or you don't, he has more to say in his pinky finger than any of the three remaining members of the later years. The "steel breeze" is lovely, but only goes so far. Pink Floyd with no bite isn't really Pink Floyd.
Anything Roger has to say on his world view/Politics he can keep to himself IMO. If I really told him what he can do with his preaching I'd be in trouble with the moderators. I wouldn't attend one of his concerts if he paid me to go. :mad:
As to the band Pink Floyd and their musicianship, any ole bass player can replace Roger, but can you imagine PF without one of our generations greatest lead guitarists? And even David has said there is no PF without Richard Wright's keyboard, He's gone so far as to use Richards outtakes to do improve the MLOR remix and put together their final album Endless River. RIP Mr Wright, thank you for a lifetime of unforgettable music!

On to this package, the 5.1 remix of MLR is a work of genius IMO, I'm loving it! Like everything else it's easy to armchair quarterback but all in all I have no serious complains.
I've had the 5.1 Division Bell for a long time now and can only say it gets played here a few times a month minimum. I've seen PF in concert 3 times now in Chicago but the 1994 tour at Soldiers Field was the musical event of a lifetime. Sorry for anyone that wasn't there, God visited the stage when Gilmour did Comfortably Numb that night.
The remixed PULSE is another highlight, much improved 5.1 sound over the old DVD I had.
I could go on but there's nothing about this box I could seriously complain over.
Maybe one thing, the price of the complete box is a killer for the working stiff.! There's lot of material I could do without and some a can't live without, they know that and bury us all. I wish they'd let us pick and chose the pieces we want in HD downloads and pay accordingly. Just my 2 cents. ;)
OH, and I'd like Animals and Meddle remixed in 5.1 like the rest. TIA. :)
 
Group builder
Top