1983 saw the release of Pink Floyd's twelfth studio album, "The Final Cut," in March. This album was primarily a Roger Waters project, exploring themes related to war, loss, and the impact of conflict on society. It was conceived as a follow-up to "The Wall," incorporating elements that were left out of the original album and addressing personal and political themes from Waters' perspective."The Final Cut" is notable for its somber tone and lack of traditional Pink Floyd collaboration. David Gilmour and Nick Mason contributed minimally to the album, and Richard Wright did not participate at all, having left the band during the production of "The Wall." The album received mixed reviews, with some praising its emotional depth and others criticizing its focus on Waters' narrative at the expense of the band's collaborative spirit.Despite the mixed reception, "The Final Cut" has a dedicated following and is valued for its exploration of complex themes. The album's release marked a turning point in Pink Floyd's history, with Roger Waters' dominance leading to increasing friction within the band.