Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason has opened up about making A Momentary Lapse of Reason, the band’s first album without Roger Waters.
A Momentary Lapse of Reason was released in 1987 after Waters’s departed from the band. Waters had filed a lawsuit to stop the band from continuing under the leadership of David Gilmour.
“It wasn’t that I didn’t want to carry on – I did – but I don’t think I cared as much as David did,” Mason told Uncut in a new interview. “We’d be partly in the studios and partly in the lawyers’ office.”
Mason claimed Pink Floyd’s contractual arrangements made clear that the band could continue if a member left, giving the remaining members “the authority to carry on.”
“We sort of laid everything on the album,” he continued. “There was a sense of trepidation over what it would be like without Roger, so we slightly over-egged the pudding in terms of lots of session players. Some of it’s overproduced, far too much stuff on it.”
Studio engineer Andy Jackson recalled, “We were trying to make something that sounded very much of the time, which means of course that as time progresses it ends up sounding dated.”
Source: RTT Music News