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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

3.60 | 164 ratings

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4 stars A huge hello to All Mighty Rog and his crew. First, this album has to be SEEN to be fully appreciated. Yep, a rather 'skinny' DVD version of this show is available, and it worth the purchase. As a Floyd fan, I was, to the least, sceptic about this project. Waters went in my hometown Quebec to present this tour, and not much feedback has been heard from any media. Bad sign? Depends on which side you stand. Approach 1) It's another show from Rog with skilled musicians but, only to make a few bucks and step into the 'greatest hits' section with this album. Approach 2) A nice effort to immortalize his work with the Floyd and alone, a nice package to enjoy some of the best stuff he made, and to see on DVD how he aged so well (compared to Brando-Gilmour, Roger looks like a middle-age wonder out to get chicks). To say the least, Water looks great and sounds great. Brahmal on guitars sound fairly accurate to what Gilmour played and exchanges many hot solos with Snowy White, who sounds more vintage and therefore, more fun. Jon Carin is also part of the tour. Wow! That's right, he used to be keyboards and vocals in the P.U.L.S.E. tour with the Floyd, back in 1994. His skills on lap steel and vocals are more than welcome. My favorite, Andy Fairweatherlow (Clapton) is here to back-up Rog on bass and does a wicked guitar solo in Money (see the DVD, please!). Let's not forget excellent vocals by PP Arnod on Shine on. She used to sing for George Harrisson and also for the weird but catchy project that was THE KLF way back in 1992. The version of Mother, Set the Controls to the Heart of the Sun and Perfect Sense are highlights, but the whole show is very acceptable. Anyway, think of this a definte 'best of' but do not expect Floyd sound at a 100%. Water is the sound of Pink Floyd, and with this record, he show his supremacy over Gilmour, Wright and Mason. Sorry guys but, the King is still alive and well.
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