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Roger Waters


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4 stars Whenever I think about Roger Waters, the first memory that always comes to mind is the vivid recollection of this his live performance from right around the summer of 2002. This is why I consider In the Flesh to be one of my most profound concert experiences to this day.

This was the time when Pink Floyd had already called it a day, almost a decade prior, and the tribute bands like The Australian Pink Floyd Show weren't exactly visiting Scandinavia during their tour of Europe. The only way that I could get the live fix of the band was through local tribute gigs that weren't exactly the most spectacular performances out there and usually resulted in a band playing a couple hits and then filling out the rest of time by playing the original studio albums through the speakers all through the night.

Then came a sudden announcement concerning Roger Waters' In The Flesh Tour finally reaching my home town of Stockholm and I didn't waste much time debating on my reaction to the news. I bough the tickets within the first few hours of their release and marked my calendar for the event that would take place almost 5 month later! Since this was still the time where the marvelous world of Internet was in its early stages of development, I could only guess what the set-list for the tour would be and was hoping that Waters would throw in a few Pink Floyd tracks into the repertoire.

The show began, just like the title suggested, with the opening track from The Wall and Pink Floyd tunes just kept on coming! After a few tracks from The Wall came the logical continuation with a brief hint at The Final Cut, followed by short escapades into Animals, Wish You Were Here and The Dark Side Of The Moon. It was only here that Waters gave us a short taste of his solo career, concluding things with the ending to The Dark Side Of The Moon and Comfortably Numb! This was pretty much everything that I could have wished for from this concert experience and I definitely felt like the luckiest person in existence when I left the venue.

This live album is pretty much the perfect continuation of that album experience and even though I would recommend the DVD version for everyone who did not attend the show, my visual memories restrain me from watching that filmed performance. This is actually one of those few instances that it made more sense for me to get the CD version and I cherish it and my memories still to this day!

***** star songs: In The Flesh (4:42) The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (1:34) Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert (0:57) Southampton Dock (2:16) Wish You Were Here (4:55) Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (7:15) Breathe (In The Air) (3:22) Brain Damage (4:07) Eclipse (2:19) Comfortably Numb (8:10)

**** star songs: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (5:54) Mother (5:37) Pigs On The Wing (Part 1) (1:18) Dogs (16:27) Welcome To The Machine (6:57) Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-8) (14:43) Time (6:24) Money (6:11) Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking Part 11 - Every Stranger's Eyes (5:20) Perfect Sense (Parts I And II) (7:26) The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range (5:05) It's A Miracle (8:12) Amused To Death (9:24) Each Small Candle (9:09)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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