In the Flesh Liveby Roger Waters
As the self-professed torchbearer for the spirit of Pink Floyd, the band's deposed cofounder has been tireless in his tinkering with their legacy, retrofitting it with personal touches and furthering it in his subsequent solo work. On this two-disc live set, Waters concentrates on material from the Floyd's most commercially viable period, spanning, roughly, Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall. Does he add anything relevant to the much-heard songs in the process? Well, yes and no. Although the basic structures of etched-in-the-consciousness songs such as "Another Brick in the Wall" and "Comfortably Numb" remain essentially unchanged, the scope of Waters's new arrangements -- which include multiple guitars and massed vocals -- are considerably wider than even the cinematic sounds of the originals. In the Flesh doesn't merely trot out radio staples, however. Less obvious pieces such as "Dogs" and the Saucerful of Secrets stunner "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" (which makes the most of the interplay between Waters and fellow string-slingers Snowy White and Andy Fairweather-Low) add senses of surprise and portent. The second disc starts to drag a bit when Waters slogs through a series of songs from his Amused to Death album, but when those give way to resolute versions of "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse," the heady mood returns in a big way.
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- In the Flesh
- The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
- Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
- Get Your Filthy Hands off My Desert
- Southhampton Dock
- Pigs On The Wing, Pt. 1
- Welcome To The Machine
- Wish You Were Here
- Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-8
- Set THe Controls For The Heart Of The sun
Performance CreditsRoger Waters Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Band
Andy Fairweather Low Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Band
Snowy White Guitar,Band
P.P. Arnold Vocals,Band
Graham Broad Drums,Band
Jon Carin Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Band,Lap Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Percussion
Katie Kissoon Vocals,Band
Susannah Melvoin Vocals
Andy Wallace Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Band
Doyle Bramhall Guitar,Vocals,Band
Katie Kisson Vocals
Technical CreditsRoger Waters Composer,Liner Notes
Nick Mason Composer
Richard Wright Composer
Jon Carin Programming
Guy Charbonneau Engineer
David Gilmour Composer
James Guthrie Producer,Engineer
Charlie Bouis Engineer
Chris Hudson Cover Design
Ted Barela Engineer
Ian Charbonneau Engineer
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BOYCOTT ANYTHING BY ROGER WATERS. HE'S AN ANTI-SEMITE WHO IS BOYCOTTING ISRAEL. FIGHT BIGOTRY. Anyone who sides with Waters should go live in a Muslim country like Afghanistan or even the Palestinian territories - the darling of Waters' - where Christians are being murdered and churches burned. And Mr. Waters should lead the way. Join the Boyles in Afghanistan, prisoners since they were arrested for the crime of hiking in Afghanistan. But the main reason to boycott any music projects by Waters is that his music sucks. It was David Gilmour who was the musical genius of Pink Floyd. Plus, Waters can't sing to save his life anymore.
Again Roger Waters writes a powerfull new song, one candle. If you could hear someones soul, this is it.
I'm not picky, I love the CD, Especially "Perfect Sense" Part 1
This album could very well be seen as a celebration album containing many classic Floyd tunes and a new song by Waters ''Each Small Candle''. The music is nicely arranged and contains a variety of songs from early Pink Floyd such as ''Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun'' to later works by Waters such as ''Its a Miracle''. Roger Waters as long as he's been around still manages to bring his fans through a musical journey unlike anyother.
A great sequence of music in a very different order, the guitar players are almost as good as gilmour himself, the greatest part was the transition from get your filthy hands off my desert to south hampton dock. so beautifully played.
please remember that what we look for in a SACD review is the surround sound, the remastering of the CD not the review of the original music or what you think of pink floyd music!!!
This album was a technological oddity that disappointed me. As both a Pink Floyd fan (anything made after Waters left, I ignored) and a Roger Waters fan i was disappointed yet again when Waters' band butchered EVERY Floyd song they attempted to perform. They hit every one of Waters songs from his solo career right on the money (no pun intended), but failed in every other aspect with needless and random guitar solos and a butchered version of "Dogs" that included TERRIBLE vocals.