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Roger Waters - In the Flesh - Live CD (album) cover


Roger Waters


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4 stars I lived in my flesh a concert of Roger Waters with this tour, and im sure that the track list in this album is pretty similar as the one in Mexico, it`s quite obvious that being a Pink Floyd fanatic i loved that concert for sure, sadly i think the majority of the musicians who left the band haven`t been as succesful as when they were in their Main bands, what i mean is that the most of the people who assist to a Roger Waters show, expects to see and hear Pink Floyd tunes, with some Waters good solo moments, but the ex - members almost always have to return to their past moments to please the people.

This isn`t different, what we`ll find in this live album is a mix of Pink Floyd highest moments, and Waters highest moments as well, released as a 2CD record with 12 songs per CD, fortunately i can say that is an extraordinary album, not only because i saw this tour in Mexico, but when i listen to it i always enjoy it.

Do you want some The Wall?, OK!, in fact is the first thing that you will find, In the Flesh is a very representative song (most representative of Waters because The Wall was an album almost completely idealized by him), so powerful song to start a great concert,"Happiest Days" - "Brick Part II" - "Mother" completing this batch which is very emotional, then a couple of Final Cut`s songs and then one of the best moments of the album, "Pigs on the Wing Pt. 1" and the superb performance of "Dogs", this last one is a song that i really love, included in a great album which is Animals, but the version here isn`t less good, in my opinion it could be the best song of the entire album, 3 singers, 3 guitars , everything great.

Do you want some Wish You Were Here? OK!, another 3-song batch but this time with "Welcome to the Machine", "Wish You" and "Shine On", with it`s particular Waters touch for example the melody of Welcome to the Machine is not the same as we already know, but its not bad, a moment to relax, to remind and to sing. Finishing this CD 1 with a surprisingly "Set the Controls ..." with a very good performance.

CD 2, Do you want some Dark Side? OK!, What more can a Pink Floyd fan could ask in a Waters concert? (well actually i would kill to see Atom Heart Mother, One of These Days among others haha), starting with "Breath", then "Time" with a very well performance again, and finishing with "Money", giving us another grwat moment to enjoy and sing.

At last a Waters solo batch of songs!, and actually is great i like it so much, not for being less known it is a weak moment, not at all, in fact i like a lot these following songs, back in 1984 "Every Strangers Eyes", followed of 4 graet songs included in his Amused to Death album, his most succesful and better album, "Perfect Sense" with a superb performance of the girls in the backing vocals, "Bravery", "It`s a Miracle" and "Amused to Death", this last couple of songs giving us a take a deep breath moment, very soft and beautiful songs.

Back to Pink Floyd roots, "Brain Damage" ( oh Barrett) "Eclipse" and "Comfortably Numb" with the last exciting moment of the album (talking about memories and songs that we know very well). But finishing the album we have "Each Small Candle" with the Waters`style and touch, and which in my opinion is a great song.

As you can see i would say this is an excellent concert, highly recommendable to any prog fan, not a masterpiece, so 4 stars.

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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