Pink Floyd co-founder and principal songwriter Roger Waters has penned a new song for Marianne Faithfull’s new album Give My Love to London.
The album will be released in September 2014 and does not feature Roger Waters performing as a musician. Some will be disappointed by that, others less so.
The new album also features music contributions from Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Anna Calvi, Pat Leonard and Tom McRae, to which Faithfull supplied lyrics.
The backing band is made up of Warren Ellis and Tikovoi along with Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Ed Harcourt. Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are featured as special guests.
This is the second song Roger has let Marianne record – she did a recording of the 1968 Roger Waters song Incarceration of a Flower Child, which is assumed to be written about the late Syd Barrett. It’s very obviously a Roger Waters song and was produced by him too.
I guess people are wondering where on earth Roger Waters new album is up to. He has said fairly recently that he is working on one. Then there is also The Wall Live DVD from his 2010 to 2012 tour which people are eagerly anticipating.
Those Pink Floyd bunch certainly do like to keep us fans waiting don’t they? Talking of which, The Division Bell 20th Anniversary box set will be released soon so expect a full review of the contents of that glorious box in the next couple of weeks. Then there is David Gilmour’s new album and possibility of a tour…