Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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Rate this album

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

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His 1999 show near Pittsburgh was the first big concert I attended. As a show, with the big (rectangular) screen, surround sound, and seeing Roger Waters, it was pretty cool - but even as a teenager, I thought it sounded like a cover band, and was pretty sure he lip-synced to original studio vocal on "Every Stranger's Eyes". I remember him launching his website around that time, and talking about "working on a new album"...

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He debuted "Each Small Candle" shortly after I saw him, which I soon heard on bootlegs and then the In the Flesh album. Then this came out with "Flickering Flame", and I was really looking forward to both of those forming the basis of a new album.

Then nothing.

Then "Leaving Beirut/To Kill the Child" (where were all of those angry Republicans when he was singing about George W. Bush?) - they still could've been rolled into one album. Considering Animals was just two songs that didn't fit into Wish You Were Here, plus two tracks cooked up in the studio, I would never have guessed that it would be another 15 years before he'd put something out, and that it wouldn't include any of these, or "Crystal Clear Brooks", etc. I know he put a lot of work into Ca Ira (though I'll never know why), and that's he's probably spent a lot of time in divorce court, but...sheesh. I wonder if soliciting input from his fanbase scared him away for a while.
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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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Aww, Ziggy! I remember that website message!
It's only been this thread that reminded me about this.
OK, so Roger didn't have "HITS" like you could spin from Phil Collins. But there was a lot that didn't sit with me. What is a DEMO doing on a best of? And what was wrong with including the title track (and also single) of TPACOHH? Especially as that was the most memorable thing Roger did solo!
So many open goals. The Vol. 1 can only be seen as a joke.
Get over the disappointment and it's as good as any introduction to Roger.
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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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Imaginary 'Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 2'

1. Is This The Life We Really Want
2. Crystal Clear Brooks
3. The Fall Of The Bastille
4. Smell The Roses
5. Two Suns In The Sunset (lockdown version)
6. Hello (I Love You) - (from "The Last Mimzy" soundtrack)
7. Liberty
8. Picture That
9. We Shall Overcome
10. Mother (lockdown version)
11. Part Of Me Died
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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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^I wouldn't buy it.

Imaginary Flickering Flame Tour setlist...

1 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
2 Time
3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door reprise
4 Folded Flags
5 What God Wants
6 Hello I Love You
7 The Soft Parade
8 Hello I Love You reprise
9 Break On Through (the wall)
10 Pigs (first verse only)
11 Who Needs Information?
12 Brain Damage/Eclipse/Speak To Me/Is this Where

set 2
1 We Came In/Towers of Faith
2 Each Small Candle
3 Atom Heart Mother
4 Funky Dung reprise
5 Knockin' On Heavens Door 2
6 Comfortably Numb/Money/ABITW/Happiest Days/ABITW2 medley
7 Granchester Meadows (lyrics changed, now about Donald Trump)
8 Wish You Were Here
9 The Gunner's Dream/San Tropez
10 Bike (tribute to Syd Barrett)
11 Dogs Of War (tribute to David Gilmour)/ Amused To Death
12 Breathe reprise

encore: Jerusalem Nights (new song)
Flickering Flame
Knockin' On Heaven's Door 2 reprise
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Re: Roger Waters - Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Vol 1

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Kerry King wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:36 am ^I wouldn't buy it.

Imaginary Flickering Flame Tour setlist...

1 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
2 Time
3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door reprise
4 Folded Flags
5 What God Wants
6 Hello I Love You
7 The Soft Parade
8 Hello I Love You reprise
9 Break On Through (the wall)
10 Pigs (first verse only)
11 Who Needs Information?
12 Brain Damage/Eclipse/Speak To Me/Is this Where

set 2
1 We Came In/Towers of Faith
2 Each Small Candle
3 Atom Heart Mother
4 Funky Dung reprise
5 Knockin' On Heavens Door 2
6 Comfortably Numb/Money/ABITW/Happiest Days/ABITW2 medley
7 Granchester Meadows (lyrics changed, now about Donald Trump)
8 Wish You Were Here
9 The Gunner's Dream/San Tropez
10 Bike (tribute to Syd Barrett)
11 Dogs Of War (tribute to David Gilmour)/ Amused To Death
12 Breathe reprise

encore: Jerusalem Nights (new song)
Flickering Flame
Knockin' On Heaven's Door 2 reprise
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