Monday, April 24, 2023

Roger Waters to release The Lockdown Sessions on vinyl and CD

Roger Waters will release his 2022 collection, “The Lockdown Sessions”, on vinyl and CD on June 2.

Produced by Waters and Gus Seyffert, the rocker recorded and filmed a series of songs at home during the Covid lockdown between 2020 and 2021, including five seminal tracks from his time with Pink Floyd and his solo career: "Mother" and "Vera" from “Pink Floyd The Wall”; "Two Suns In The Sunset" and "The Gunner's Dream" from Waters’ last Pink Floyd album, “The Final Cut”; and "The Bravery of Being Out Of Range" from his 1992 solo album, “Amused To Death”; plus, Waters 2022 version of “Comfortably Numb”, which was recorded during his This Is Not A Drill North American tour.

“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 screen his May 25 This Is Not A Drill concert from the 02 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic in cinemas worldwide; tickets will be available on Tuesday, April 25.

Waters continues his tour this week with shows in Zurich, Switzerland, Bologna, Italy and Budapest, Hungary.

Pre-order the vinyl edition of “The Lockdown Sessions” here.

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