Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

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Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by drafsack » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:40 pm

This thread is to discuss Roger Waters' When The Wind Blows Soundtrack.

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The Russian Missile
Towers Of Faith
Hilda's Dream
The American Bomber
The Anderson Shelter
The British Submarine
The Attack
The Fall Out
Hilda's Hair
Folded Flags

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by J Ed » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:39 am

an underrated and hard to find mid80s Roger solo project
it came out the year before Radio KAOS with little fanfare and I think was the same band he used for KAOS and its tour
the first side is different songs by different artists, and Ive never listened to it: 80s Bowie and 80s Genesis are amongst the songs Ive never bothered with
Rogers bit takes up all of side 2, and was one 20-odd minute track on cd if you can find the cd
the middle ten minutes of Rogers side consists of a sound collage made up of elements from the film with a few instrumental interludes

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by Djgilmour » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:05 pm

This is not really a great album but it does contain one of His best songs ever recorded:

Towers of Faith. Better than anything on Kaos. It is up there in my top 5 Roger Waters solo songs.

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by Idisaffect » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:49 am

Folded Flags is a great song, too.

I Found the movie a few years ago. The movie is depressing.

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by Stephen » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:31 am

Idisaffect wrote:
I Found the movie a few years ago. The movie is depressing.

Extremely so. For anyone who's not yet seen it:


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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by danielcaux » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:20 am

I personally think that it's a so so soundtrack. The ambient and spoken tracks are the highlight for me, really. I get a bigger emotional response out from them than from the two or three proper songs that Roger did. They sound a little half baked and uninspired, you could even say that they are a blue print for what would eventually become his later "trademark" style in KAOS, Amused, Kill The Child and Leaving Beirut: sparse music, slooooow tempos (listen to those drums on Towers of Faith!), bluesy guitar licks, bombastic choruses that lack real melodic hooks, and a lot of narration-like lyrics and singing. Not my type of thing, but oh well, it is better than the first side, except for the Genesis instrumental.
Kind of pedantic to quote myself by I thought it could add to the discussion on this thread. I should add that the opening guitar riff by Bowie is nice too. But only the opening riff.

Anyway, don't you think that it's quite possible that the first side of this soundtrack could have influenced Waters in his production choices for Radio KAOS? Perhaps he didn't like being relegated to the b side of the soundtrack and therefore wanted to sound modern and hip like those old farts Bowie and Collins were sounding! :o
J Ed wrote:Rogers bit takes up all of side 2, and was one 20-odd minute track on cd if you can find the cd
Does that mean that the CD doesn't have the Roger songs separated in different tracks? Just a continuous 20 minute track like Echoes?
mosespa wrote:14. Pipes And Drums
thehumanzoo wrote:I've heard the rest, but I have no idea what this is.
J Ed wrote:its a musical fragment from When the Wind Blows
mosespa wrote:An instrumental version of Folded Flags, essentially.
Is Pipe and Drums an outtake from this soundtrack? Or an instrumental made by someone else?

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by Felix Atagong » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:52 pm

Yes, my CD as well has only one Waters track, and I remember I amused myself to death making a separate paper with the different track times for the different parts (in order to program my cd player).

I thought that the whole 'suite' had a certain experimental feel, very sixties-ish...

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by moom » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Same story as with Amused To Death, except I hadn't rated this before and also I fail to see a connections between some of the very obscure details, but don't mind that.

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by Morty » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:30 pm

This is a good soundtrack. Some good bits from Roger, and a really great film indeed.

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by The Crazy Diamond » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:09 pm

Raymond Briggs, the snowman originator, produced a excellent comic strip book of this album...

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by twcc » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:17 pm

The Crazy Diamond wrote:Raymond Briggs, the snowman originator, produced a excellent comic strip book of this album...
The book came first, there was also a stage show in London ... that was good. For info, the film is available on Blu-ray in a limited edition of 3,000 units.

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by twcc » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:01 pm

^^^
Slightly on a tangent and by way of an update to the above, plus a bit of advance news, BFI are issuing a combined DVD / Blu-ray of the film on 22 January 2018

For those seeking a UK sourced item (I assume BR 'B' and DVD '2') then try Amazon ASIN: B076M98H2M

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Re: Roger Waters - When The Wind Blows Soundtrack

Post by The Crazy Diamond » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:54 pm

Its a valuable part of any floydian vinyl collection, the book is good as well if you can find a copy