Roger Waters’ Us + Them UK Chart position has come in at quite a surprising position this week as it entered the UK charts.
The recording was made available in visual formats including bluray, DVD and 4k streaming. The audio was also made available as MP3, music streaming, vinyl and CD. Grab a copy.
The UK album charts has Us+Them in a number 9 in its debut week. You may recall that the drummer’s album came in at number five a couple of weeks ago. It is anyone’s guess as to what Roger will think about that!
Personally, I bought the bluray as I wanted to watch the concert as it was a visually stunning as it was musically. Really fantastic show, I was lucky enough to see it in Liverpool. I didn’t buy the CD or vinyl. Perhaps many others did this so, as far as I know, that wouldn’t therefore be counted in the UK Album charts.
Amazon had it as number 1 best selling music bluray of crouse which validates the theory that more people want to see it rather than hear it.
What are your thoughts on the chart positioning this week? Or the recording itself? Leave a comment.
I am going to be honest here, I am reading through the UK Albums and Singles charts and I have never heard of most of it. Is that a good thing for a fan of the old music? I had a listen to a few of the albums in the top 10, all sounds the same with a lot of autotune. I guess something similar could be said of the charts since they were invented! Why does it all have to be so terribly loud….
Anyway, there was one band I did at least recognise and that is Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets band! Proper music! They entered the charts at number 5 a week ago, and now they have dropped down to 84. I guess a lot of people pre-ordered and already have this amazing recording, or is on the way to them. Peak of 5 is fantastic.
The band was put together to do something a bit different to that David Gilmour or Roger Waters had been doing in the past. They were going to revising some of the earlier Pink Floyd songs and play them with a new twist not necessarily producing them note for note per the original recordings. Probably for the best given Guy’s bum notes!! Haha only joking Guy, perfect as usual.
If you still haven’t got a copy, you can get it as video in Bluray or just the audio from CD, Vinyl or online platforms like Spotify and Amazon Music.
A Nice Feel!
The live recording has a very punk feel about it whether intended or not. Some personal favourites include Vegetable Man and Point Me at the Sky. It is nice to listen to a fresh take on some of these old classics.
Here are some interviews that Nick Mason has been giving. Some of them very entertaining of course in Nick’s very dry witted style…
Nick Mason interviewed by Abbey Road Studios
Fan Questions and Answers – favourite bit at 4min 50 seconds hahaha