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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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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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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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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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Audio/Video: Roger Waters teases new album

Posted January 13, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters posted this brief clip of him playing in the studio with producer Nigel Godrich.

Waters has said he’s working on a new album, which would be his first studio album of new material since “Amused to Death” (1992). (Read “Roger Waters: New album coming in 2016.”)

Godrich, best known as producer of Radiohead, was one of the producers of 2015’s film soundtrack “Roger Waters The Wall.”

Waters begins his 2017 North American tour May 26 in Kansas City, Mo.


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Roger Waters announces 2017 North American tour

Posted October 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters has announced a 40-date North American tour coming in 2017.

“Us + Them” is the project recently teased in a 20-second video posted online by Waters.

“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” says Waters. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things.

“Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The tour begins May 26 in Kansas City, Mo., and wraps up Oct. 28 in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21. VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets begin Oct. 17.

Full schedule is available at rogerwaters.com.


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Roger Waters teases new project

Posted October 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has posted a mysterious video on his website. The 20-second clip is apparently a tease for an upcoming project titled “Us + Them.”


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1065

Posted September 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters Birthday Special
Born Sept. 6, 1943

  1. 4:30 AM Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  2. 4:33 AM Running Shoes
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  3. Each Small Candle
    In the Flesh (Roger Waters) (2000)
  4. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)
  5. Brain Damage/Eclipse
    The Dark Side of the Moon (DVD documentary) (Roger Waters) (2003)
  6. Mother
    Roger Waters The Wall (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters) (2015)
  7. Lost Boys Calling
    The Legend of 1900 (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters f/Eddie Van Halen) (1999)
  8. The Tide is Turning (After Live Aid)
    Radio K.A.O.S. (Roger Waters) (1987)

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