Delicate Sound of Thunder is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. It was largely filmed during the concerts running from 19 August 1988 through 23 August 1988 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, with some additional footage from 21–22 June 1988 at the Place d'Armes of the Château de Versailles, Versailles, France (used to provide the performance of "The Great Gig in the Sky". Note that the Versailles show was only used for some of the video footage. The audio is from Nassau). It was released on VHS, Video CD and Laserdisc formats. It has never been officially released on DVD. Each song in common with the CD release uses the same performance (except "Run Like Hell" and "On the Turning Away", the latter of which has a different guitar solo at the end) with the audience a little higher in the mix. The remaining three songs—"Signs of Life", "On the Run", and "One Slip"—all come from Nassau as well. The two tracks from the A Momentary Lapse of Reason LP were recorded on 23 August 1988, while "On the Run" was recorded on 19 August 1988. The determining factor in figuring out which of the remaining songs was from which night was the clothing differences, most notably which tie was being worn by Jon Carin. The film was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video at the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Delicate Sound of Thunder
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VHS cover of Delicate Sound of Thunder (U.S./JP/AUS versions)
Directed byWayne Isham
Produced bySteve O'Rourke
Curt Marvis
Robbie Williams
StarringPink Floyd
Music byPink Floyd
CinematographyMarc Reshovsky
Edited byLisa Hendricks
Jeff Richter
Distributed byCBS Music Video Enterprises (non-Europe)
Picture Music International (Europe)
Release date
13 June 1989
Running time
100 min.

Track listingEdit

Songs omitted from the FilmEdit

The following songs which were part of the 1988 set were not included in the film:

Songs with asterisk (*) are included in the album version.

"Yet Another Movie", "Round and Around", "A New Machine (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Terminal Frost" are set to be released as part of the box set The Later Years 1987–2019, see below.



2019 reissueEdit

The Delicate Sound of Thunder film is set to be reissued on DVD and BD on 29 November 2019 as part of the box set The Later Years 1987–2019, which will also include an expanded version of the album. The reissue itself has the same content as the original VHS and makes the song "Money" available in PAL regions for the first time. The box set (but not the same disc) also contains five bonus songs from the film which were not used in the original. There are no current plans for a standalone release.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part I)"
  2. "Signs of Life"
  3. "Learning to Fly"
  4. "Sorrow"
  5. "The Dogs of War"
  6. "On the Turning Away"
  7. "One of These Days"
  8. "Time"
  9. "On the Run"
  10. "The Great Gig in the Sky"
  11. "Wish You Were Here"
  12. "Us and Them"
  13. "Money"
  14. "Comfortably Numb"
  15. "One Slip
  16. "Run Like Hell

Bonus tracksEdit

A separate DVD and BD in the box set also contains the following bonus tracks which were omitted from the original film:

  1. "Yet Another Movie"
  2. "Round and Around"
  3. "A New Machine (Part 1)"
  4. "Terminal Frost"
  5. "A New Machine (Part 2)"

The songs "Welcome to the Machine" and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" will remain unreleased.

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