An audiophile favorite — and a brisk seller since its Analogue Productions 33 1/3 reissue in 2015 — is back with an upgrade. Now a 45 RPM 4LP 200-gram set, the remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer James Guthrie is chillingly detailed — every cricket chirp and dog bark on this distinctive album has even more sonic intensity and dimension.
An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly – and unthinkingly — in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2020, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.
Originally due to be released November 2018 but later postponed for various reasons,
April the 9th 2021 will see The new 4LP 45 RPM 200-gram vinyl edition of Amused to Death which features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie, has finally been pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The updated cover and gatefold art is by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters’ 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour and movie.