A Sneak Peek...
Have you ever wondered what was the first album ever to be played in space?
On November 22, 1988, "Pink Floyd" released the double concert album "Delicate Sound of Thunder".
The album was recorded during five consecutive concerts held at the Coliseum "Nassau" in New York, between August 19-23, 1988, as part of the tour supporting the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason".
The shows reunited on stage the three remaining "Pink Floyd" members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright, after the court ruling that they could continue to use the band's name after Roger Waters left it in 1985.
Of course, the album included a high presence of songs from the album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", but the band also performed classics such as: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Time", "Wish You Were Here", "Us and Them", "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" and of course "Comfortably Numb".
At the same time as the album, the band also released the performance on video, which included several additional tracks recorded on June 21-22, 1988 at the Chateau de Versailles in France.
As we mentioned above, "Delicate Sound of Thunder" became the first album to be played in space, when Soviet cosmonauts took it aboard the "Soyuz TM-7", which was launched into space only four days after the release of the album, on November 26, 1988. David Gilmour and Nick Mason were present during the launch.
Interestingly, an extended version of the album was included in the 2019 box set "The Later Years 1987–2019". It included songs not released on the original version including: "Signs of Life", "A New Machine (Part 1)", "Terminal Frost", "A New Machine (Part 2)", "The Great Gig in the Sky" "Welcome to the Machine", "On the Run" and "One Slip". All tracks have been remixed for the 2019 re-release.
This time we also leave you with the full video performance: