The result? Embarrassing. Or rather embarrassing for those who loved the Pink Floyd album historians, and maybe even managed to find some nice passages of the previous "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason", but listening to this new album is soon attacked by the sad and heavy feeling of having already heard. Which is a shame, because instead of those who ignore the previous albums have been able to appreciate the sounds squeaky clean and perfect for "The Division Bell", you will be impressed by the virtuosity of Gilmour in "Marooned", will be fascinated by the atmosphere enveloping and mellow solos small guitar, have loved the rough voice of Gilmour and the opening choral "what Do You Want From Me", and the dreamy rhythm guitar with delay "Take It Back", and so on: this disc is nothing more than a reshuffling of decks of cards taken from "The Dark Side Of The Moon" and "Wish You Were Here ", maybe a little bit more rescued from "Meddle" and "The Wall". The cards are good, and who has never been seen before can as I said to enjoy a show seemingly interesting, but in so doing Pink Floyd confirmed yet and all the more reason not to have had anything to say after 1979, the year the publication of "The Wall".
No new ideas, but some rather fine piece of workmanship is perhaps: "Poles Apart" (song fascinating, even if you continue to talk about the "golden boy" who has lost his way, which is perhaps Barrett? ENOUGH!) "a Great Day for Freedom" and "Take It Back" (compositions of a certain intensity), and the dark "High Hopes" - perhaps the only song with some timid bud of inspiration, which is struggling to emerge from the icy tundra surrounding, even if it looks a bit " Sorrow".
In short, Pink Floyd have tried again, but the result of their efforts was too predictable. David Gilmour, could not afford to do anything, and chose the tradition, repetition. And to think that at one time were a group at the forefront.