Waters releases new songs
First Internet-only releases for Floyd co-founder
Waters has made available two new songs at his
Web site. "To Kill a Child" and "Leaving Beirut"
appeared on the Pink Floyd co-founder's
site on Sept. 3. They'll be available for purchase at a number of
online outlets beginning Sept. 7.
he began work on the new songs "... immediately after the invasion
of Iraq, which is now 15 months ago. It seems apposite to throw
them out there on the Net, before the election.
there have always been people within the artistic community who
have spoken out about things they believe in and they should continue
to do so," he added. "I shall certainly continue to do
so, whether it has any effect or not, because I feel I have a responsibility
to myself to do that."
guitar, bass and keyboards and provides vocals on the new tracks.
Also appearing are Graham Broad, drums; Andy
Fairweather-Low, guitar; Katie Kissoon,
PP Arnold, and Carol Kenyon, vocals.
The songs were produced by Waters and Nick Griffiths.
from Waters has been sparse since release of his "Amused
to Death" album in 1992. Since then, he has released only
a handful of new songs: "Lost Boys Calling" on the soundtrack
to "The Legend of 1900"
(1999); "Each Small Candle" on the live "In
the Flesh" album (2000); and "Flickering
Flame," on the "Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume
1" compilation (2002).
work on a new album in February 2002. There's no word on whether
"To Kill a Child" and "Leaving Beirut" will
be part of the new album, or what the status of the new album is.
The two news
songs will be available for download Sept. 7 at SonyConnect,
Sept. 5, 2004)
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