Roger Re records Dark Side

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twcc wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 2:56 pm I asked Nick, today, about the Roger version and he said it was "terrific, and it will be released".
I'm still of the opinion that any statements from former bandmates about the quality of Roger's re-recording shouldn't be seen as much more than PR. It's certainly not dissuading my skepticism about the project. Though it would be nice to be proved wrong here.
Annoying Twit wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 3:56 pm In my opinion David is a very good songwriter.
Gilmour's songwriting is a little uneven. I do believe he's a bit hard on himself, but he's not always the best. The lyrics for "The Dogs of War" are pretty silly, for example. But he's still pretty strong. "Where We Start" is a beautiful song. "Sorrow" has some pretty strong imagery. Heck if we go older, "Fat Old Sun" is quite good.
My thing is though Waters is not exactly the greatest songwriter of all time either. True, his lyrics for everything between "Echoes" to Animals are fantastic. Of that there is no doubt. But somewhere around The Wall he traded his clever touch with heavy-handedness, and everything he's written since has been steeped in that.
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I agree about Fat Old Sun and Sorrow. Sorrow you can easily close your eyes and picture what he is singing about cold war vibes in that song.
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Back to the topic - do we know when to expect Roger Water's TDSOTM in record stores (especially on vinyl)? Any news? There was a lot of hype about it in March but now I find silence...
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My guess it will be released in the next 6 months and probably before he starts touring again though i could be wrong
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theaussiefloydian wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:31 pm everything he's written since the Wall has been steeped in that.
“would you sell your story to rolling stone”

“she had just seen my green lamborghini”

“and i like playing with his great dane”

“You dont have to be a jew to disaprove of murder”
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MacB wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2023 6:04 am Back to the topic - do we know when to expect Roger Water's TDSOTM in record stores (especially on vinyl)? Any news? There was a lot of hype about it in March but now I find silence...
Good question.

When we discussed it on the podcast, I stated I wouldn't buy it.

But after The Lockdown Sessions....My resolve is crumbling.
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battra wrote: Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:28 pm When we discussed it on the podcast, I stated I wouldn't buy it.

But after The Lockdown Sessions....My resolve is crumbling.
I won't be buying it without hearing it first, and even then only if it's something extraordinary.
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... only if it's something extraordinary.
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Nick Mason said so ;)
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Djgilmour wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2023 9:36 pm “You dont have to be a jew to disaprove of murder”
That line is the closest I've ever been to saying "what the hell" out loud to a song.
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azza200 wrote: Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:42 pm I agree about Fat Old Sun and Sorrow. Sorrow you can easily close your eyes and picture what he is singing about cold war vibes in that song.
Sorrow is a masterpiece and he's extended that masterpiece in live versions. Same goes for High Hopes. His lyrics are great too. Roger's lyrics are stuffed with loads of pompous word sallad.
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When will it be released?
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nothing has been said about its release
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I was feeling ignorant because I don't know when it will be released as I've been distracted from life (just back from Jakarta).

However, it seems that nobody else knows when it will be released either. I thought it was being released in July.

EDIT: Was being prepared for release in May, this article says. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/ ... f-the-moon
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My guess is lots of legal issues and part due to the feud between Roger, Polly & David
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azza200 wrote: Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:33 am My guess is lots of legal issues and part due to the feud between Roger, Polly & David
That wouldn't surprise me as a (co)songwriter can exercise his right NOT to allow his work to be featured on a release...