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IN THE FLESH (DVD)

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

4.30 | 151 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars Roger Waters with his In the Flesh Tour.

I had the luck to see him ( with his band of course ) in his visit to Mexico, as a part of this tour, and i was amazed, it was one of the best concerts i have ever seen, and when i see this DVD, i immediately remember that concert, is not exactly the track list, but is quite similar, also the images and performances, so since the first time is watched it, i fell in love, in fact i have both, this DVD and the CD.

Here we can watch some of their most known solo songs, and some greeat Floyd`s songs, so if you are not so familiarized with his solo works, keep your head up, and enjoy his Floyd`s performances , and dig some of his efforts. The musicians are friends of him, and also from Floyd, Jon Carin was a Pink Floyd constant member in their tours when Waters left the band, here Carin is in my opinion after Waters the musician in who i put my attention, keyboardist, guitarist, and singer in Dogs, great! Also, Snowy White who has collaborated with Ricahrd Wright among others, and a strange left handed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, makes their own style and sound in this DVD.

Im not gonna do a song by song review, because there are over 20 , so my review would be big, but im going to mention some of them, and im going to talk about "4 parts of the concert" The first part of the concert is totally reminiscent to "The Wall" - "Final Cut" period, with 7 songs, the opening track of course is "In the Flesh", all the songs with emotion , nice guitar solos (Another Brick in the Wall), so fans of later "complete Floyd" can be happy with this first part, but the best part (IMO) is coming.

The second part starts with Pigs on the Wing, so you can imagine that flying pig as a background, the audience was crazy, after this , the best performance for me, "Dogs" it is really great, John Carin singing the first part and Doyle Bramhall the second and Roger the third part, it is a magnific performance, in the middle of the song, when you listen to dogs barking and there are no vocals, some of the members left their instrumments, and sit comfortably to take a card game, curious dont?, musically is great, Floyd fans could be please with songs like this. Songs from "Wish You Were Here" arranged different ( ala Waters) make their appereance after Dogs, another nice and pleasure moment.

The third part is exciting, a heart beating, so you can imagine, and yes, Breath in the Air, Great! at last some Darkside, this is one of the most special moments, (you can see the audience), Time and Money were also played, after this Darkside break, Roger back with some of his solo efforts, starting with Pros and Cons Of Hitch Hiking, and some of his best solo album "Amused to Death", all of them with his particular sound and lyrics, very emotional, some a bit deppressive but great, i love "Perfect Sense", when we can watch the great work of the female singers, it is one of my favorite songs.

The Fourth part starts again with Darkside tunes, this time reminding of Syd Barrett with "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse", and after these couple of songs, the crazy and marvelous "Comfortably Numb" with his thousands of guitar solos, all well done, if you got bored, with this you will wake up immediately, and the final song was then another Waters solo song, i think in that momebt was a new song, another great song with his particular sound "Each Small Candle", great!, is also great when the audience light on their lighters.

(Things that i dont like so much "Set the Controls" and "Welcome to the Machine")

This is the concert, about 2 and a half hours of great music. In this DVD you can also watch members short biographies, a 30 minute docummentary and the lyrics at the moment of the concert. So i think it is a very nice and complete DVD, highly recommended to all of you. Not sure if it deserves 5 stars, i dont think so, but 4 is perfect because it could be a great addition to any prog fan.

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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