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New Roger Waters track available now

Posted April 21, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Columbia Records has released the first single from Roger Waters‘ new album “Is This the Life We Really Want.”

“Smell the Roses” is available for streaming on Spotify and for sale on the iTunes Music Store.

It has a decidedly “Have a Cigar”-feel, with some passages similar to “Dogs.”

“Is This the Life We Really Want” will be released June 2 (See “New Roger Waters album tracklist; release delayed”.)


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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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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1096

Posted April 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Storm Effect: Remembering Storm Thorgerson”

[See album artwork]

  1. It’s Only Money (Part 2)
    In Deep (Argent) (1973)
  2. Bide My Time
    Tightly Knit (Climax Blues Band) (1971)
  3. Voyager/What Goes Up
    Pyramid (Alan Parson Project) (1978)
  4. Evil Wind
    Desolation Angels (Bad Company) (1979)
  5. Doobie Wah
    Somethin’s Happening (Peter Frampton) (1974)
  6. Welcome to the Day
    Cunning Stunts (Caravan) (1975)
  7. Shine on You Crazy Diamond Pts I-V
    Wish You Were Here (1975)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #1096

Posted April 11, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1096: It’s a special program called “Storm Effect,” remembering long-time Pink Floyd sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson on the four-year anniversary of his passing.

Listen for cuts from Peter Frampton, Caravan, Argent and others — all from albums designed by Storm and the team of Hipgnosis.


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Post-performance report: “Another Brick in the Wall” opera

Posted March 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Last night in Montreal, “Floydian Slip” attended the premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall,” a new opera based on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

The crowd outside the entrance of Place Des Arts‘ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier theater grew steadily as we approached the 7:30 curtain time. Two or three television camera crews were there reporting on-scene, likely adding to the crowd as passers-by stopped to see what the commotion was.

Roger Waters arrived about 15 minutes before the performance and posed for photos with other production personnel on the red carpet. Inside, Waters sat in the center of the audience, receiving a standing ovation when we was acknowledged from the stage during pre-show announcements.

We enjoyed the show, and imagine other Floyd fans — opera beginners, like us, or otherwise — would, too.

The show runs through March 27.

Rehearsal/preview photos below are by Yves Renaud. ©2017 Yves Renaud.


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Original “Wall” paintings for sale

Posted March 9, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Original paintings by Gerald Scarfe used for the 1982 film “Pink Floyd The Wall” are on sale.

San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE) is selling several items from Scarfe’s private collection.

Standouts include “The Scream,” used on the film poster and billboards; and a massive 8-foot storyboard from the film.

Have we piqued your interest? Good. Now here’s a reality check: Prices in the collection range from $46,500 to $1.85 million US, with an average price of $769,000. Those prices don’t include copyright or reproduction rights.

Well, we can dream.

Regardless of the prices, SFAE reports interest in the sale is huge, with, at one point, 100 requests for the catalog pouring in each hour.

Scarfe joined us on “Floydian Slip” in November 2010. He was one of the friendliest and most engaging guests we’ve had on the show. You can hear and read that interview on our website.

SFAE will host a major exhibit featuring the works in July.


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Happy Birthday, David Gilmour

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Happy 71st Birthday to David Gilmour (b. March 6, 1946, Grantchester, U.K.)


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1090

Posted March 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour Birthday Special

  1. Rattle That Lock
    Rattle That Lock (David Gilmour) (2015)
  2. Island Jam
    EP (David Gilmour) (2006)
  3. No Way
    David Gilmour (David Gilmour) (1978)
  4. Murder
    About Face (David Gilmour) (1984)
  5. Comfortably Numb
    Volcano Disaster Appeal Concert (David Gilmour) (1986)
  6. Smile
    On an Island (David Gilmour) (2006)
  7. Je Crois Entendre Encore
    David Gilmour in Concert (DVD) (David Gilmour) (2002)
  8. Take a Breath
    Live from Abbey Road (David Gilmour) (2006)

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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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“Floydian Slip” preview #1090

Posted February 28, 2017 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1090: It’ll be a special program devoted to David Gilmour on his 71st birthday:

  • David from all four of his studio solo albums
  • A Floyd classic from an ’86 charity concert
  • David recorded live-in-studio at Abbey Road in 2006
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 80 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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