Video above : The new lead single “Smell The Roses” released online on the 21st April.
Roger Waters : Is This The Life We Really Want?
1. “When We Were Young” 1:38
2. “Déjà Vu” 4:27
3. “The Last Refugee” 4:12
4. “Picture That” 6:47
5. “Broken Bones” 4:57
6. “Is This The Life We Really Want?” 5:55
7. “Bird In A Gale” 5:31
8. “The Most Beautiful Girl” 6:09
9. “Smell The Roses” 5:15
10. “Wait For Her” 4:56
11. “Oceans Apart” 1:07
12. “Part Of Me Died” 3:12
Roger Waters has announced that he’ll release his first studio album in 25 years in June.
Titled Is This The Life We Really Want?, it will launch on June 2 via Columbia Records. It’ll be the former Pink Floyd member’s first studio album since 1992’s Amused To Death.
A statement reads: “Roger Waters’ last studio album Amused To Death was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War.“
The long-awaited follow-up, 2017’s Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times.“Waters’ forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.”
The album was produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich and includes 12 new musical compositions and studio performances from Waters.Joining Waters and Godrich on the record are Gus Seyffert, Jonathan Wilson, Joey Waronker, Roger Manning, Lee Pardini, Lucius, Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
The album will be releases in a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket and a four-panel soft pack CD. All album formats, physical and digital, are now available to pre-order via Amazon and Itunes.
While we cannot confirm the band lineup for Roger’s upcoming Us & Them tour we can confirm the personnel for the album.
- Roger Waters – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
- Nigel Godrich – keyboards, guitar, sound collages, arrangements
- Gus Seyffert – guitar, keyboards, bass guitar
- Jonathon Wilson – guitar, keyboards
- Roger Manning – keyboards
- Lee Padroni – keyboards
- Joey Waronker – drums
- Jessica Wolfe – vocals
- Holly Proctor – vocals
- Lucius – vocals
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Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, a duo partnership consisting of Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris.
The album makes heavy use of the Fairlight CMI, a musical synthesizer popularized in the 1980s. This creates a very electronic sound that persists through every track.
Dave Harris has been in touch and has confirmed that he has “remixed and re recorded certain tracks from the Zee album with Richard Wright, with a planned digital release of the original album as it stands and a separate album of re worked songs from ‘Identity’, using Ricks recorded work from 1984. This will involve certain old friends of mine, with whom I have played and conversed with over the years. The new tracks will shine with Ricks posthumous involvement.”
Dave has been very kind and has sent us an exclusive teaser clip of “Voices”
We hope to be hosting an interview with Dave around the time of release and will be opening the forums for you to post your questions.
The MusiCorps foundation was formed in response to the crisis of returning service members injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, MusiCorps is a conservatory-level music rehabilitation program that helps wounded warriors play music and recover their lives. It has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” is pioneering in the field of adaptive music, and has helped countless wounded warriors learn or relearn how to play an instrument as a core part of their rehabilitation.
The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, is made up of injured veterans who became musicians through MusiCorps. The band has wowed millions of people with powerful performances that speak to the talent and resilience of its members.
Up for sale to raise funds for the foundation is “Another Brick In The Wall” (Parts I, II, & III), Which are taken from The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 11th studio album, which was released in 1979 and is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. With estimated sales of over 23 million copies it has the third highest US sales for an album. Roger Waters has signed three originals and 33 prints from each song to support the work of MusiCorps,which has been helping injured veterans in their recovery through the power of music.
They are all Printed on fine art canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens 13 May at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A). Purchase tickets here: http://www.pinkfloydexhibition.com/