NEW - Pink Floyd, The Final Cut
The Final Cut is the twelfth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was first released on 21 March 1983 in the United Kingdom by Harvest Records and on 2 April 1983 in the United States by Columbia Records. It was the band's last album to feature founding member, bassist, and songwriter Roger Waters, who left in 1985; it is also the only Pink Floyd album for which Waters alone has writing credits, and the first not to feature keyboardist Richard Wright. As such, The Final Cut is sometimes viewed as a de facto Waters solo album.
Recorded in eight British studios from July to December 1982, production of The Final Cut was dominated by interpersonal conflict. Waters originally planned the album as a soundtrack for the 1982 film adaptation of their previous studio album The Wall (1979). 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 sings most of the lyrics, and lead guitarist David Gilmour provides lead vocals on one track.
Although it reached the top of the UK Albums Chart, the album received mixed reviews from critics. It was accompanied by a short film released in the same year.