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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

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5 stars 01. Radio Waves The story begins (read the summary at the end of the review). The sound of the disk is 80's but even then for some reason I think more than fantastic, all that atmosphere created. I think the strongest there is the way that Roger can interpret the songs, always in a way that makes you really believe that is the main character of your story that you are telling the story for you. Musically speaking the song is directed to simple and direct, which in my opinion, was purposeful and wise. It takes time for a sound and understand the proposal, but if you give a chance to disk will hear it many times. The impression that I happening is that all this sound-8's was purposeful for the story seemed more real, since everything is happening at the time of the launch of the disc (1987). The song as a trademark of Roger, is full of female vocals, and full of great guitars. When a track and another between the conversation between the characters come to light, and the songs complement the roadmap.

02. Who Needs Information In the case of Who Needs Information, is a semi-ballad, telling the story of 'actors'. The chorus is a totally political typical case of the writing of sensational Waters. I still get excited with the way that it consists of simple but sensational. And once again the vocals recorded by him are of extreme sensitivity. The female choir once again makes an incredible difference. More amazing is the choir and in the end, imitating the sound waves.

03. Me Or Him This track represents one of the strengths of Waters, the songs simple, full of melancholy and layered with vocal exciting, always so emotional. The vocal parts of duplicates, and the road cars are typical of Waters and in my view is sensational. To tell the truth to mix music with the sounds of 'urban' which are much more interesting and Roger can do it very well, since the days of Pink Floyd. We have also, soon after the speech that comes into play down a row of simple but very melodic.

04. The Powers That Be Round the DJ just to announce what I would almost be a fright. The Powers That Be, is the last industrial, electronics, full of sound and programming. The chorus of the song has a pop melody that seduces anyone, and with the help of the voice of Paul Carrack the thing is even more interesting. This way the settings and battery acoustic go side by side. In the second chorus Paul and Roger share the vocals and the result is even more interesting. I could say that despite the strange sound is one of the highlights of the disc. Special attention to the lines of guitar.

05. Sunset Strip Like any conceptual disc that values the shares are repeated, the melodies are used in various subjects. The low on the track is usually a very simple line, such as monitoring it. The voice of the 'girls' on the disc are great, reminds me a little Motown, a melody means' train' (listen and will understand). And the voice of Roger is always welcome. And Mel Collins always doing a great job with the saxophones. One of the most interesting things on the disc are the dialogues between the DJ and the listeners of Radio KAOS (give the letters that are together in the file).

06. Home Roger melodist that is! And point! The verses that theme throughout the show extraordinary melodic sense of the arrangements of the 'boy'. The track is surrounded by noises, but among them the band is firm and strong, with a very interesting base, including the battery. But what impresses me and moved me is the chorus, singing along with those for all lungs. And ... Surprise! Who is doing the voice of surprise? Clare Torry! To those who do not know is the voice or brings to The Great Gig In The Sky. I need to say something about?

07. Four Minutes We've started well, but with one foot in the past. In addition to the tic-TAC Clare again we do not need to say or what watches and Clare remember right? The piano's range is excellent, reminds me quite a few tracks from The Final Cut the beginning. Man, this track is really a leap in The Dark Side, then a schedule of Synth, parecidíssima with On The Run, but what excites all the paraphernalia that is behind the sound track, Roger is excellent with these ideas, almost a small symphony.

08. The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid) This band seems to have been composed of the rest of the disc, as well as not having to do with the concept the previous track makes clear that history has ended. Not something that panic. An interesting track, and could not fail to be, political, matter of great importance to Waters. Towards the end the chorus of vocalizations to the church only embellishes the track and the end of the disc.

The story means (over) the disc is as follows: The Radio KAOS this is one of the last meetings where music boa.E this is where the main character can deduct their anguish, as the boy lost his brother (who was arrested) for stealing a modern phone equipment for fun, this device is in the hands of Billy, who discovers that mentally can communicate through the wireless phone and its mente.Uma strange story, but sensational.

ProgShine | 5/5 |


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