Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Keith Jordan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:51 pm

This thread is to discuss Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1 and is linked to from the Pink Floyd Discography section.

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01. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
02. Too Much Rope
03. The Tide Is Turning
04. Perfect Sense part I & II
05. Three Wishes
06. 5.06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)
07. Who Needs Information
08. Each Small Candle
09. Flickering Flame [new demo]
10. Towers of Faith
11. Radio Waves
12. Lost Boys Calling [original demo]

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:56 pm

A nice little compilation of songs, but it's really only a way to get Roger's newest singles on CD with the other songs off his concept albums being reduced to filler by being completely out of place off their respective concept album.

I would have preferred Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Each Small Candle, Flickering Flame, Towers of Faith, Lost Boys Calling with Going to LA, the extended version of Home and maybe special live renditions of Pigs (3 Different Ones) and Sheep to "fill" the rest of the CD up.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by danielcaux » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:27 am

Extended version of "Home"??

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:09 am

danielcaux wrote:Extended version of "Home"??
I have an extended version of "Home" in mp3 format. I cannot recall whether or not it is the actual single of the song (Mosespa can probably verify whether or not it was released as a single), but it basically has an extended intro, prior to the vocals, without the voice clips by Jim at the beginning. I picked it up on Napster back in 1999. I quite enjoy it and would have loved to see it included on this album.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Yucateco » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:39 am

i always thought it was a very strange selection of songs. Never bothered to buy it. 2

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by David Smith » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:31 pm

Got it before any of waters solo albums and quite like it. It did little to make me think his solo career would be all that, but i really like the title track and Too Much Rope amongst others. Only songs i didn't like on it were Perfect Sense and The Tide is Turning.

Find it interesting that he chose to call it Volume One implying there were other collections planned... Wonder what would have gone on to them

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Hudini » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:11 pm

Bad choice of songs.

It would have been a lot better if it included the studio version of "Each Small Candle" and if "Radio Waves" and "Lost Boys Calling" were omitted in favour of "Home" (yes, the long version) and "It's A Miracle", per instance.

Plus I never really liked the version of the title track that's on it being that I heard it performed live before I got the album and it sounded way better with the full band playing and backing vocals.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Stephen » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:46 pm

I like this collection of Roger's songs and the only one I'd have omitted would have been Radio Waves. Not that I dislike Radio KAOS but it just seems out of place amongst the other tracks somehow.
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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Hogtown » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:14 am

This was sold as he went on tour again with the In the Flesh tour name.

I thought it was a bit of a let down. It is probably due too the fact that I have all his albums, and the "Solo Years Vol 1" implies other releases. So, I wanted some of the singles, b-sides and demos not available on cd.

There is a Roger quote after this release stating that he would love to release things like demos (how about "Pink Floyd Years Demos Vol 1"?).

A tour disc - probably an EMI initiative.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by danielcaux » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:47 pm

Hudini wrote:Bad choice of songs.
I wouldn't call it bad, just messy. I think the inclusion of the live versions of "Perfect Sense" was a good choice. But yes, "Flickering Flame" would have been top notch if instead of a "Best of" had gotten more of a "Rarities" direction, with out of print non album singles and B-sides, demos, soundtrack songs, collaborations, etc. Perhaps a 2-disc release? First one for a regular "best of" and the other just for the rarities, that would have been perfect.
Hudini wrote:It would have been a lot better if it included the studio version of "Each Small Candle"
Is that in circulation? Where I can find it?
Hudini wrote:Plus I never really liked the version of the title track that's on it being that I heard it performed live before I got the album and it sounded way better with the full band playing and backing vocals.
Do you mean... female backing vocals? :smt087 Lord No! have some mercy!!

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by Hudini » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:56 pm

danielcaux wrote:1. Is that in circulation? Where I can find it?

2. Do you mean... female backing vocals? :smt087 Lord No! have some mercy!!
1. I don't know if it even exists, but it would have been great to hear it recorded.

2. Yes, female backing vocals, prominent keyboards, drums, guitar solos... I thought it was great, though I've never heard that version since, and it's been almost 7 years now.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by danielcaux » Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:45 pm

I like the barbican version myself.

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by David Smith » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:08 pm

danielcaux wrote:
Hudini wrote:Plus I never really liked the version of the title track that's on it being that I heard it performed live before I got the album and it sounded way better with the full band playing and backing vocals.
Do you mean... female backing vocals? :smt087 Lord No! have some mercy!!
Roger ruining a song with female backing vocalists... Never

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by drafsack » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:37 pm

All filler

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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

Post by kitkat » Fri May 01, 2009 6:42 am

I dig it.