Roger Waters' 'The Lockdown Sessions' To Be Released On CD, Vinyl
Roger Waters is set to drop The Lockdown Sessions, an album of material recorded during the pandemic, on CD and vinyl on June 2.
The Lockdown Sessions was produced by Waters and Gus Seyffert and feature five seminal tracks from Waters’ time with Pink Floyd and his solo career.
The tracks on the album include “Mother” and “Vera” from The Wall; “Two Suns In The Sunset” and “The Gunner’s Dream” from Waters final Pink Floyd album, The Final Cut; and “The Bravery of Being Out Of Range” from his highly acclaimed solo album, Amused To Death.
Additionally, Waters’ new version of the classic Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb” features as the final track on the project.
“Our Us and Them Tour lasted three years,” Waters said in a news release. “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.’
“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,” he added. “For me, it was Friday, March 13, 2020. Lockdown! So much for the ‘Encores’ project. Unless …”
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