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Roger Waters album blocked in Italy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sales of Roger Waters‘ new album “Is This the Life We Really Want” have been suspended in Italy over a claim of artwork plagiarism.

Italian artist Emilio Isgrò claims the redacted style of the artwork included with Waters’ album (top) infringes on his so-called “erasure technique” (bottom).

The album’s design is credited to Sean Evans, who also handled “creative direction” for the album; along with Danny Kamhaji and Dan Ichimoto.

Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports a Milan court has halted sales of the album, pending a hearing coming July 27.


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Video: Roger Waters’ “The Last Refugee”

Posted May 20, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has released a video for “The Last Refugee,” a track from his upcoming new album.

“Is This the Life We Really Want” is coming June 2.


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Roger Waters releases second new single

Posted May 8, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Sony/Columbia has released “Déjà Vu,” the second single from Roger Waters‘ upcoming new album “Is This the Life We Really Want?”

Formerly known as “If I Had Been God,” the song is available from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other online outlets.

“Déjà Vu” follows the release of the first single, “Smell the Roses,” last month.

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” drops Friday, June 2.

Waters will appear tonight on CBS TV‘s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The show airs at 11:35 p.m. EDT.


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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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