Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by eljr, Jan 11, 2017.
I have always liked her voice, it is nice hearing it in this natural, acoustic, jazzy setting. It was recorded on Chesky on a single microphone in a Brooklyn church, backed by a quartet featuring trumpeter Wallace Roney, drummer Ari Hoenig, bassist Daryl Johns, and guitarist Russell Malone.
Available June 2nd, 2017
Editorial Reviews ( From Amazon.com )
Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, "From the Basement"), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.
Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This The Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall.
Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want ? include: "When We Were Young," "Déjà vu," "The Last Refugee," "Picture That," "Broken Bones," "The Life We Really Want," "A Bird In A Gale," "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," "Smell the Roses," "Wait For Her," "Oceans Apart," and "Part of Me Died." The lyrics for Wait for Her were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of "Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her)," by Mahmoud Darwish.
The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Mannning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
Record Store Day Edition, limiting myself to new releases and skipping the reissues.
Drive-By Truckers ~ Live In Studio · New York, NY · 07/12/16
ATO Records (22 April 2017)
Nothing fancy, just a live run-through of 7 songs in the studio with no overdubs, recorded simply and clearly. Five tracks are from their latest album, with "This Fucking Job" and "One of These Days" as the older songs. Like most RSD releases, this is more of a "for the fans" release than something a DBT neophyte would be interested in. It did come with an MP3 download card.
The Fall ~ Live in Clitheroe (The Grand, 25th April 2013)
Dandelion Records (22 April 2017)
This one has bootleg sound quality and is definitely just for us few Fall aficionados. This show was shortly before the release of the band's 30th studio album, Re-Mit. Orange wax, which matches the Fall live album from RSD last year.
dope ~ Drugs EP
Environmental Studies (22 April 2017)
The most obscure thing I picked up on RSD, this appears to be the first release by a new Julian Cope side-project. The back cover claims " 'Drugs' is taken from the album SEMI-LEGAL ON THE EDGE OF CULTURE Lyrics by JOHN SINCLAIR/JULIAN COPE". Other than a credit to Julian's daughter Avalon for the cover design, that's all I know.
Four drawn-out psychedelic songs from Cope and the usual suspects (Fat Paul, Philipe Legende, Christopher Holman, Holy McGrail). I also picked up the LP release of Cope's Drunken Songs which was another RSD release, but I posted here about that recording when I bought the CD earlier this year.
The Smiths ~ "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"
Warner Bros. (22 April 2017)
Alternate takes of "Boy" and "Rubber Ring", neither too different than the originally-released recordings, no alternate lyrics or anything. It does have "TRUMP WILL KILL AMERICA" inscribed in the dead wax on the A side.
I just saw this on the Friday playlist posted by SPL db
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