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Roger Waters


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4.29 | 152 ratings

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3 stars This show starts out great with a segment from The Wall consisting of In The Flesh, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 and Mother. The segment from The Final Cut that follows is a bit weaker, but since The Final Cut is very much a Roger Waters album these songs fit in very well. After this comes perhaps the show highlight in Pigs On The Wing Part 1/Dogs being performed in its entirety with Jon Carin playing the leading role; Carin plays both keyboards and guitar and does most of the lead vocals. Welcome To The Machine also works quite well in the set.

Had the show continued like this till the end it would have been a great show. But the rest of the show is considerably weaker than the first part. Wish You Were Here, Shine On Your Crazy Diamond and The Dark Side Of The Moon-tracks all sound far inferior compared to the David Gilmour-led bands (the Pink Floyd of the 90's and Gilmour's solo band) as can be heard on the superior PULSE and Remember That Night DVD's (both highly recommended). While hearing these Roger Waters versions of these same songs, I really miss David Gilmour's distinctive vocals and guitar sound.

The material from Waters' solo albums is not up to par with the Pink Floyd classics, but at least these songs fit Waters style much better than some of the Floyd songs. I think this show could have been much better if Waters had concentrated even more on the albums from the Roger Waters-era; Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut, as well as his solo albums and not played as many songs of those that the Gilmour- led bands also play.

Overall, I would say this is a very good show, but not essential for anyone except Roger Waters fans.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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