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Roger Waters


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4.30 | 150 ratings

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4 stars Very good DVD. With some shadows, but the good things here are really good. Waters divides the show in a Pink Floyd section for one side, and his solo projects for the other, putting the focus in Amused to death, cos it was its tour. He did not play anything from Radio Kaos, at least in the DVD. The Pink Floyd section is divided in five parts, The Wall, Final Cut, Animals, Wish you were here and Dark side of the moon. And here there are some lights and shadows.

The Wall: Perfect rendition, superb intro with In the flesh. But the best thing is this version of Mother in which the extraordinary female singer Katie Kissoon sings the Gilmour part. Just perfect and emotive.

Final cut: After the hyper short Filthy hands, he goes to an incredible version of Southampton Dock. A small song that means almost nothing (at least for me) in the original recording, appears here completely transformed in a piece of art with those female voices. Pure emotion and feeling. Every time I listening it gives me the chills.

Animals: Great really, Pigs on the wing and the epic Dog wiht John Carin in the place of Gilmour. He did a decent job. But the best is the guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, just stunning. Great version of Dogs, very powerfull.

Wish you were here: Things start to goes downhill here. Welcome to the machine, really good for me, but Wish you were here, completely ruined by Roger's voice, impossible to replace Dave Gilmour here, at least IMO. Shine on you just good, but sounds cold.

Dark side of the moon: Just the worst, impossible to replace Gilmour on these songs.

After that things get really better with the solo stuff. At first with Every strangerīs eyes from Pros and Cons, in a perfect version of this great track. Then with Amused to death and superb renditions of all this four tracks. Outstands Pefect sense part I, again with Katie Kissoon in a version even better than the original recording. The same I could say about The Miracle.

At the end Brain damage and Eclipse sounds great but Comfortably numb without Gilmour, just almost nothing. As an overall effort is an excellent addition, mainly because Waters goes over the best from the Floyd catalogue. A megalomaniac guy, but I must recognize that he is one of the few that continues playing really old stuff with the same passion, and that's is much to say.

About the DVD production, good sound, the show is a bit dark, with some films, not great thing, but enough to go with this great music. Four stars

genbanks | 4/5 |


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