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    Roger Waters new album - "Is This The Life We Really Want?"

    Coming soon...

    Hoping it's out by showtime; late May for some, September for me.
    "Henry Cow always wanted to push itself, so sometimes we would write music that we couldn't actually play – I found that very encouraging." - Lindsay Cooper, 1998
    "I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip." - Roger Waters, 2014
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    Cool title. No bullshit! :-D

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    Sounds like a good concept, the music however might be another story...

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    I'm in regardless. Too big a PF fan to pass on anything new from any of these gents.
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    I'd buy a Water's album over a Gilmour album any day of the week so AUTO-BUY

    Hope he's employed Dave Kilminster [his touring guitarist] for this and it'll be interesting to see who else he's got on board.

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    Not to rehash what has been mentioned elsewhere...but apparently RW worked closely with Nigel Godrich on this one. He's pretty much the main man/producer for Radiohead, so...make of that what you will. For me, it sounds like an interesting pairing that could bring out RW's strengths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obscured View Post
    Coming soon...

    Hoping it's out by showtime; late May for some, September for me.
    Did he announce tour dates? Probably impossible to get tix anyway.

    Oh, now I remember - he's skipping Manhattan.

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    Could this be one of the longest gaps between albums ever?
    Just kidding but seriously, he hasn't released a proper studio album since 1992's Amused To Death which I happened to revisit for the first time in ages last week, prompted by the PE thread on Waters solo albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeFrog View Post
    Could this be one of the longest gaps between albums ever?
    Just kidding but seriously, he hasn't released a proper studio album since 1992's Amused To Death which I happened to revisit for the first time in ages last week, prompted by the PE thread on Waters solo albums.
    Well... it is "only" 12 years from Ça Ira. A massive project. Some would say that it is a "proper" album. Some would not and I understand both parties.
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    I was going to say Floyd, but Division Bell was 1994.
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    25 years in the making!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Did he announce tour dates? Probably impossible to get tix anyway.

    Oh, now I remember - he's skipping Manhattan.

    He's doing the Barclay Center and Nassau Collisium.

    The cample sounds like latter day Waters depressing dirge drek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    He's doing the Barclay Center and Nassau Collisium.

    The cample sounds like latter day Waters depressing dirge drek.
    Too bad no MSG or Radio City Music Hall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    The cample sounds like latter day Waters depressing dirge drek.
    Sounds like something from "Endless River".
    "Henry Cow always wanted to push itself, so sometimes we would write music that we couldn't actually play – I found that very encouraging." - Lindsay Cooper, 1998
    "I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip." - Roger Waters, 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dok View Post
    Why do so many people believe the United States is a democracy? The United States was set up as and has always been a Republic..

    Republic

    A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

    Democracy

    A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    He's doing the Barclay Center and Nassau Collisium.

    The cample sounds like latter day Waters depressing dirge drek.
    And that's exactly how we want our Rog! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by happytheman View Post
    Why do so many people believe the United States is a democracy? The United States was set up as and has always been a Republic..

    Republic

    A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

    Democracy

    A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
    In most instances you're making a distinction without much of a difference. The US is a democratic republic. When people emphasize democracy, they emphasize that the power ultimately resides with the people, rather than a particular political elite class. When people emphasize republic, they emphasize that the state is made up of laws (such as the U.S. Constitution), rather than the will of a ruler or small group of rulers, or that the government is supposed to function for the good of all, rather than the for the benefit of a few. All three of these things are true. The US is a republic, and it is a democracy.
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    While granting that with RW it's somewhat hard to dodge politics completely...maybe at least try to keep it to a minimum?
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    I'm looking forward to the new album, as long as it's not another opera.

    Coincidentally, I just forced my daughter to listen to "Amused to Death" during a long car ride. It was sort of revenge for a habit she's gotten into lately where whenever anyone mentions Pink Floyd, she says "Hey, did you hear that Roger Waters' dad died in the war?"

    Anyway, "Amused" is one of my favorite Floyd-related albums. Hopefully the new album is in a similar vein.

    Oh, and my daughter didn't care for it much. She's more of a Dark Side/Gilmour Floyd fan.
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    It was sort of revenge for a habit she's gotten into lately where whenever anyone mentions Pink Floyd, she says "Hey, did you hear that Roger Waters' dad died in the war?"
    I now have so much respect for your daughter.

    Amused to Death is about the only studio album of his I'll play these days. But I'll give this a shot. I can take dark and despairing lyrics. It's the lack of any discernible melody that grates me the most with his post-Wall efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I now have so much respect for your daughter.

    Amused to Death is about the only studio album of his I'll play these days. But I'll give this a shot. I can take dark and despairing lyrics. It's the lack of any discernible melody that grates me the most with his post-Wall efforts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground and Sky's Ghost View Post
    I'm looking forward to the new album, as long as it's not another opera.

    Coincidentally, I just forced my daughter to listen to "Amused to Death" during a long car ride. It was sort of revenge for a habit she's gotten into lately where whenever anyone mentions Pink Floyd, she says "Hey, did you hear that Roger Waters' dad died in the war?"
    Which is kind of "funny" because there is almost nothing about Roger Waters' father on his solo albums...

    Edit. In fact there is zero direct allusion to his dad on those solo albums. Or am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    Sounds like a good concept, the music however might be another story...
    Can't be the snoozefest of OIA, and it's likely to be out for blood in terms of texts...

    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I'm in regardless. Too big a PF fan to pass on anything new from any of these gents.
    Yup, I've been expecting this one for over a year.

    Quote Originally Posted by BravadoNJ View Post
    25 years in the making!
    Three years, I heard. he announced it halfway done some 15 months ago (around the date of release of Gilmour's mast solo album) and to be expected in halfway through 17, and it looks like it's right on tracks

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    While granting that with RW it's somewhat hard to dodge politics completely...maybe at least try to keep it to a minimum?
    :lmao.gif

    TBH, just having Rog's name in a thread, it's already on the verge of the ravine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post

    of limited interest, but worth an eye and ear
    I thought that was quite entertaining...thanks!
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