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Is This The Life We Really Want?

Artist: Roger Waters
Release Date: June 2, 2017

Track Listing

When We Were Young
Déjà vu
The Last Refugee
Picture That
Broken Bones
The Life We Really Want
A Bird In A Gale
The Most Beautiful Girl
Smell the Roses
Wait For Her
Oceans Apart
Part of Me Died

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About the Album

Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, recently announced his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records featuring the single “Smell The Roses:”

Waters will launch his North American Us + Them Tour in Kansas City, MO on Friday, May 26. The Us + Them Tour runs through October 28, concluding in Vancouver, BC.

Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. The long-awaited follow-up, 2017’s Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times. Waters’ forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.

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Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, “From the Basement”), Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.

The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: “When We Were Young,” “Déjà vu,” “The Last Refugee,” “Picture That,” “Broken Bones,” “The Life We Really Want,” “A Bird In A Gale,” “The Most Beautiful Girl,” “Smell the Roses,” “Wait For Her,” “Oceans Apart,” and “Part of Me Died.” The lyrics for ‘Wait for Her’ were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” by Mahmoud Darwish.

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