Thursday, December 15, 2022

Roger Waters streams new release The Lockdown Sessions

Roger Waters is streaming his newly-released collection, “The Lockdown Sessions.”

The rocker recorded and filmed songs for the project at home during the Covid lockdown between 2020 and 2021; also included is “Comfortably Numb 2022” which was recorded during Waters’ This Is Not A Drill North American tour.

Produced by Waters and Gus Seyffert, “The Lockdown Sessions” presents 5 seminal tracks from Waters time with Pink Floyd/his solo career: “Mother” and “Vera” from “Pink Floyd The Wall”; “Two Suns In The Sunset” and “The Gunner’s Dream” from Waters final Pink Floyd album, “The Final Cut”; “The Bravery of Being Out Of Range” from his highly acclaimed solo album, “Amused To Death”; plus, Waters' new version of “Comfortably Numb.”

“Our Us and Them Tour lasted three years,” says Waters. “At every gig we did an encore after the main show closed with ‘Comfortably Numb’…the encore was always ‘Mother’…I can’t remember why I decided to start doing other songs?…Anyway, at some point after the end of the tour…I started thinking, ‘It could make an interesting album, all those encores’…’The Encores’. ‘Yeah, has a nice ring to it!”

“Then…I’m in England doing the Ginger Baker tribute gig one Tuesday night at the Hammersmith Odeon with Eric Clapton and…the following Saturday marching from The Australian Embassy to Parliament Square to make a speech in support of Julian Assange, when bugger me, Covid…Schlummmm! For me it was Friday March 13th 2020. Lockdown! So much for the “Encores” project. Unless…

“We’ve tacked C. Numb on the end of the collection, as an appropriate exclamation point in closing this circle of love.”

Waters will begin the European leg of his This Is Not A Drill tour next March in Lisbon, Portugal.

Get your copy of “The Lockdown Sessions” here.

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