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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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Winner: Uncut magazine

Posted June 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Congratulations to our winner of a copy of Mojo magazine #242, featuring Roger Waters:

Valerie Seredova, Toscolano Maderno, Brescia, Italy


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1104

Posted June 12, 2017 by Floydian Slip

  1. When We Were Young/Déjà Vu
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)
  2. The Last Refugee
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)
  3. Wait for Her/Oceans Apart/A Part of Me Died
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)
  4. Smell the Roses
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)
  5. Broken Bones
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)
  6. The Life We Really Want/Bird in a Gale
    Is This the Life We Really Want (Roger Waters) (2017)

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Contest: Win Uncut magazine featuring Roger Waters

Posted June 6, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Register to win a copy of Uncut magazine issue #242, featuring Roger Waters on the cover.

Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, June 11. Prizes courtesy of Uncut.

Register to win now


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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 in new Uncut magazine

Posted May 17, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters is the cover story for the new Uncut magazine.

Waters talks about his upcoming new album “Is This the Life We Really Want,” dropping June 2.

“It’s not much of a leap from ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ to ‘Money’, ‘Us And Them’ or ‘Welcome To The Machine’,” he tells Uncut. “They’re all interconnected in ways that are … unsubtle.”

The magazine will be in U.K. shops tomorrow, arriving in the U.S. some time later.

Read a detailed summary of the issue


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Video: Roger Waters on The Late Show

Posted May 9, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters performed his new single “Déjà Vu” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night.

Watch the video


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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 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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