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New Roger Waters album tracklist; release delayed

Posted April 20, 2017 by Floydian Slip


The release date for “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” the new album from Roger Waters, has been delayed by two weeks. Originally scheduled for May 19, Columbia Records will now release it globally on Friday, June 2.

Pre-orders for the album begin tomorrow in three formats: double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket, four-panel soft pack CD, and digital.

A Columbia press release describes the album as “an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times” and “a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as ‘Animals’ and ‘The Wall.'”

It’s produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2).

Tracklist for the album is as follows:

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Déjà Vu
  3. The Last Refugee
  4. Picture That
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Is This the Life We Really Want?
  7. Bird in a Gale
  8. The Most Beautiful Girl
  9. Smell the Roses
  10. Wait for Her
  11. Oceans Apart
  12. Part of Me Died

Lyrics for “Wait for Her” were written by Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her)” by Mahmoud Darwish.

Musicians on “Is This the Life We Really Want?” are: Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Waters will launch his North American “Us + Them” tour in Kansas City, MO, on Friday, May 26. The tour runs through Oct. 28, finishing in Vancouver, BC.

See the Roger Waters website for complete and up-to-date concert dates.


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Early “Interstellar Overdrive” to be released

Posted March 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Legacy Recordings will release an early, previously-unreleased version of Pink Floyd‘s “Interstellar Overdrive” on April 15.

Recorded Nov. 31, 1966, at Thomson Studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, the nearly-15-minute piece features Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Roger Waters.

A shorter version of the instrumental appeared on Floyd’s first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,” in August 1967.

The 12-inch one-sided single comes a week before Record Store Day; and will be available for sale at “Their Mortal Remains,” the massive Floyd exhibition opening  at the Victoria & Albert’s Museum in London in May.

With artwork taken from an early UFO gig, the 180-gram disc will come with a fold-out poster and postcard featuring the group.

This recording would seem to pre-date the version featured in the Peter Whitehead film “Tonight Let’s All Make Love in London,” and available on the EP “Pink Floyd: London ’66-’67.” Clocking in at just less than 17 minutes, that version was recorded at London’s Sound Techniques on Jan. 11 and 12, 1967.


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Roger Waters teases new album

Posted March 3, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters released another snippet from his new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” will hit stores May 19.


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Early Years volumes to be released individually

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

The six boxes that compose this past November’s massive boxset “The Early Years: 1965-1972” will be released individually March 24.

The boxes — Cambridge St/Ation, Germin/Ation, Dramatis/Ation, Devi/Ation, Reverb/Ation and  OBFUSC/ation — will sell for between $45-50 each.

A sampler of the boxset, Cre/ation, was released at the time of the boxset, Nov. 11.


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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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Roger Waters reveals new album title

Posted February 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be the title of the upcoming album from Roger Waters.

The Pink Floyd co-founder and long-time solo artist revealed the title with a short video clip that includes, presumably, music from the album.

No release date has been announced.


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Childhood’s End remix released

Posted October 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a newly remixed version of “Childhood’s End” from its 1972 album “Obscured by Clouds.”

The track is another tease from the upcoming box set “The Early Years: 1965-1972,” coming Nov. 11.

The track was remixed by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins.

“Obscured by Clouds” is the soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film “La Vallée.”

Several remixed tracks from the album will appear in the boxset, along with the entire film.


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Win: Pete Townshend’s Deep End Face the Face

Posted September 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Register to win a copy of Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face the Face, a DVD/CD double-disc performance from 1986 featuring David Gilmour.

Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, Sept. 18.

Register to win now


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David Gilmour 1986 performance coming to DVD/CD

Posted August 4, 2016 by Floydian Slip

face-the-faceA 1986 show that was part of David Gilmour‘s stint with Pete Townshend‘s Deep End band is about to be released.

“Face to Face” will be a two-disc DVD/CD set of the band’s appearance on German TV’s “Rockpalast” program. The performance was recorded at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986.

The discs will be released Sept. 16. The package will also be available digitally.

In addition to Townshend solo songs and classics from The Who, the band performs Gilmour’s “Blue Light” from his ’84 “About Face” album.

The band includes: Townshend (vocals, guitar); Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill and Dave Plews; and backing vocalists Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster and Coral Gordan.

“Blue Light” will appear on the DVD and the CD.

Thanks to Ian Schulze for the heads-up.


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Who is Jimmy Smith?

Posted June 24, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Super deluxe edition book signed by 'Jimmy Smith'

One fan who ponied up $500 for the so-called “super deluxe” boxset of “Roger Waters The Wall” got a surprise: Instead of being autographed by Waters, the 170-page hardcover book included with fan Jim Clarke‘s box reads “Love Jimmy Smith.”

Fans have put forth two theories to explain the anomaly: Either Waters grew tired of signing all 3,000 boxes and decided to play a prank. Or someone else was hired to sign on Waters’ behalf and experienced a momentary lapse of reason when he accidentally signed his own name.

Music publication NME has asked Waters’ camp for comment, but none are forthcoming just yet.

Either way, in the end, this botched box might end up being worth even more than if Waters had signed his own name to it.

Surrogate band indeed.


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