The Final Cut (subtitle: A Requiem for the Post War Dream by Roger Waters) is the twelfth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 21 March 1983 in the United Kingdom and on 2 April in the United States through Harvest and Columbia Records. It comprises unused material from the previous Pink Floyd record, The Wall (1979), alongside new material recorded throughout 1982.
The Final Cut was the last Pink Floyd album to feature founding member Roger Waters, who departed from the band in 1985. It is also the only Pink Floyd album not to feature founding member and keyboardist Richard Wright, who was sacked during the Wall sessions. The recording was plagued by conflict; guitarist David Gilmour felt many of the tracks were not worthy of inclusion, but Waters accused him of failing to contribute material himself. Drummer Nick Mason's contributions were mostly limited to sound effects.
Waters planned the album as a soundtrack for the 1982 film adaptation of The Wall. With the onset of the Falklands War, he rewrote it as a concept album exploring what he considered the betrayal of his father, who died serving in the Second World War. Waters provided lead vocals for all but one track, and he is credited for all songwriting. The album was accompanied by a short film released in the same year.
The Final Cut received mixed reviews, though retrospective reception has been more favourable. It was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK and number six in the US.
|The Post War Dream||3:02|
|Your Possible Pasts||4:22|
|One Of The Few||1:23|
|The Hero's Return||2:56|
|The Gunners Dream||5:07|
|Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert||1:19|
|The Fletcher Memorial Home||4:11|
|The Final Cut||4:46|
|Not Now John||5:01|
|Two Suns In The Sunset||5:14|
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut [LP]
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