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Roger Waters


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4.30 | 151 ratings

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5 stars It's true that some Pink Floyd's song are not the same without Gilmour's guitar: thinking to a different guitarist and a different solo on Comfortably Numb, for example, is very hard for me, but the lineup of this DVD is incredibly good and also Comfortably Numb is played well enough.

The guitarists are two: a young rock man named Doyle Bramhall II who is a real surprise for me and and old chap like the bluesman Snowy White, already in the live show of The Wall as counter figure of Gilmour and already guitarist on Richard Wright's Wet Dream.

Unexpectedly there's also Jon Carin at the keyboards. He played in the "other side of Pink Floyd" since A Momentary Leapse of Reason and in the following tours.

Waters is in a great shape. His performance is energetic and even the most theatrical parts are lighter than usual. At a certain moment he and three other instrumentists are sitting at a table playing cards and drinking wine like old pensioned men while the rest of the band is playing an instrumental part.

What about the songs...regardless if you like Waters' stuff since The Final Cut or not, the material is reinterpreted and is effectively a flashback in the story of this controversial artist.

We start with the A side of The Wall followed by a short excerpt from The Final Cut, then we are deeply in the story of Pink Floyd.

One of the best versions ever of Dogs, the whole Shine On You Crazy Diamond on which the two guitarists are able to let us forget Sir David, then songs from Pros and Cons of Hith- Hiking, Radio KAOS and Amused to Death with the insertion of songs from Dark Side of the Moon here and there.

In total, excluding the extra contents, we are speaking of about 2 hours and half of great music and a performance that's globally above the average.

Any Pink Floyd fan, even those who hate Waters must have this DVD. It can help the detractors to look at Roger Waters with a different eye. 4.5 stars rounded to 5 for the very good quality of recording and filming.

octopus-4 | 5/5 |


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