Is This the Life We Really Want?

Is This the Life We Really Want?

by Roger Waters Roger Waters
Is This the Life We Really Want?

Is This the Life We Really Want?

by Roger Waters Roger Waters


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Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, "From the Basement"), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.

Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This The Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall.

Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want ? include: "When We Were Young," "Déjà vu," "The Last Refugee," "Picture That," "Broken Bones," "The Life We Really Want," "A Bird In A Gale," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," "Smell the Roses," "Wait For Her," "Oceans Apart," and "Part of Me Died." The lyrics for “Wait for Her” were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” by Mahmoud Darwish.

The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want ? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Mannning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2017
Label: Columbia Records
UPC: 0889854364823
catalogNumber: 543648
Rank: 1453


  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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger Waters   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Nigel Godrich   Guitar,Keyboards
Joey Waronker   Drums
Roger Manning   Keyboards
Jonathan Wilson   Guitar,Keyboards
Gus Seyffert   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Holly Laessig   Vocals
Jess Wolfe   Vocals
Lee Pardini   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Roger Waters   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Nigel Godrich   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Megan Thomas   Contributor
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Mahmoud Darwish   Composer,translation,Inspiration
Rachel Agnew   Voice Engineer
Sam Petts-Davies   Engineer
Kathy Somers   Voice Engineer
Jane Barbe   Voice Engineer
Ingrid Schram   Voice Engineer
Emma Clarke   Voice Engineer
Celia Drummond   Voice Engineer

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