First re-release of the second full-length live album by legendary British Progressive Rock band.
The album was recorded during the European leg of Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour in 1994. Pink Floyd claim they had no intention of recording another live album when they began the Division Bell tour, but performing "The Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety convinced the band to release another double-live set.
Unlike the previous live album, "Delicate Sound Of Thunder", no parts of the songs were re-recorded in the studio. However, the band and Guthrie fixed songs that had bad notes (as heard on some bootlegs) by lifting solos and corrected vocal lines from other performances as the band recorded most of the European leg. The album was mixed in QSound, which produces a 3D audio effect even on a two channel stereo system.
The album is notable for including a complete live version of "The Dark Side of the Moon". It also features "Astronomy Domine", a Syd Barrett song not performed since the early 1970s. The track "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" features small portions of the songs "Another Brick in the Wall, Part I", "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" and "Another Brick in the Wall, Part III".
The debut of the album was highlighted by a light show from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City with music simulcasted on a New York City radio station.
In the United States, "Pulse" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 during the week of 24 June 1995 with 198,000 copies sold. It became the first multidisk album to top the Billboard 200. The next week it fell off to number three on the chart. "Pulse" remained on the chart for twenty two weeks. The album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA on 31 July 1995 for shipments of one million units.
On 1 July 1995 the video version of "Pulse" debuted at number one on the Billboard's Top Music Videos chart with 16,500 units sold. The video was certified 9x Platinum by the RIAA on 31 July 2006 for shipments of 800,000 units.
The vinyl version released as a four-LP box set and includs "One of These Days" (also heard on the cassette release) as well as a large version of the photo booklet.
Remastered 4x 180g LPs Set packaged in a hard box with a 52 page hardback book, featuring credits and colour photographs from the concerts.
Pink Floyd Records (1987) Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd., a Warner Music Group Company, 1995/2018 (PFRLP17). Made in EU.
Record One (PFRLP17-1/0190295996932-1)
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5,7) 13:35
2. Astronomy Domine 4:20
3. What Do You Want From Me 4:10
4. Learning To Fly 5:16
5. Keep Talking 6:52
6. Coming Back To Life 6:56
Record Two (PFRLP17-2/0190295996932-2)
1. Hey You 4:40
2. A Great Day For Freedom 4:30
3. Sorrow 10:49
1. High Hopes 7:52
2. Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two) 7:08
3. One Of These Days 6:45
Record Three (PFRLP17-3/0190295996932-3)
1. Speak To Me 2:30
2. Breathe (In The Air) 2:33
3. On The Run 3:48
4. Time 6:47
1. The Great Gig In The Sky 5:52
2. Money 8:54
Record Four (PFRLP17-4/0190295996932-4)
1. Us And Them 6:58
2. Any Colour You Like 3:21
3. Brain Damage 3:46
4. Eclipse 2:38
1. Wish You Were Here 6:35
2. Comfortably Numb 9:29
3. Run Like Hell 8:36
Total playing time: 154:40 min.