12 Songs, 42 Minutes


Apple Digital Master


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

scottn59c ,

The Pros and Cons of Roger Waters

Maybe you took so long to listen to this album because you regard Roger Waters as an egomaniacal, cynical wretch, smug behind his curtain of bitter pessimism. Or maybe you've grown weary of tirades against The Man and Orwellian cliche from self-righteous, sophmoric Pink Floyd fans who just finished a doobie and one side of Dark Side of the Moon. All that falls by the wayside here. From the sheer imagination involved in the conceptual brainwork of dream content played out in real time to Waters' remarkable lyrical facillity and musicianship, this album is a masterpiece. I must warn you, however, that it is very challenging. It may come across as entirely inacessible at first. The first thing to strike you will probably be the pinioning back and forth between the sparse, ambient melodies and the thundering melodramatic crescendos. Next, your attention will be drawn to Eric Clapton's loud tasty blues chops. In fact, Clapton channels Gilmour so well that the sound still resembles Pink Floyd. David Sanborn's stylized sax stabs like a knife. Once you've heard the album a good few times, Waters' subtle melodies begin to cut their way into your unconscious. All of a sudden you find yourself in a public place pantomiming major air guitar solos and screaming along with Waters and the backup singers. Once you've given the lyrics a good going over, you will find that Waters has painted a very impressionistic portrait of the unconscious; one that turns out to be remarkably human after all.

Sword Of Damocles ,

The greatest album ever made

If you like clapton, if you like floyd, if you like concept albums, Than this is the album for you, My favorite album of all time. Listen to it once and you will be hooked listen to it twice and you will be listening to it every day. Try it with headphones on to here all the commotion in the background.

albertr ,

The BEST Waters album of all time

This is it. Plain and simple. Greatest hidden gem of all. Most of friends love Pink Floyd but have never heard this album. I only play it for those friends who I know would really appreciate it.

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