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The Lockdown Sessions

Roger Waters

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Roger Waters has never really accepted the fact that Pink Floyd is able to exist without him, both on stage and on record—not that he’d ever admit that. Rick Wright’s death in 2008 seemed to quash any possibility of a reunion, and seeing David Gilmour continue to play Floyd songs must still bother him. After a couple of live tours, The Wall and Us + Them, the singer-bassist found himself stuck in the middle of a pandemic that was pushing everyone to record albums ‘at home’.


Consequently, Waters got stuck into a long-distance collaboration with numerous musicians, re-recording Floyd tracks and rearranging them in his own way. His song selection isn’t inconsequential either; he draws from the albums he was heavily involved in writing, namely The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as a track from his solo discography, ‘The Bravery of Being Out of Range’): his way of reminding us who the boss was during his time in Pink Floyd and showing us that songs that are written well in the first place never get old.


This is an exciting release, though it doesn’t overtly possess the magic of Waters’ days with Pink Floyd. Comfortably Numb 2022 is a particularly curious track, far more composed and less heroic than the original. It comes in at two minutes longer than the original, too; the numerous choruses at the end attempt to make the listener forget about Gilmour’s sublime guitar solo—a gamble that will inevitably split opinions amongst hardcore fans. This is more than just a new album. The Lockdown Sessions is more of a stylistic exercise that has kept the creator’s creative juices flowing ahead of his farewell tour, This Is Not a Drill. Every hero has the right to take it easy eventually. © Chief Brody/Qobuz

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1
Mother
00:07:20

Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Cello, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar - Jon Carin, Keyboards - Dave Kilminster, Guitar - Lucius, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Two Suns In the Sunset
00:06:01

Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - Ian Ritchie, Saxophone - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Cello, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar - Jon Carin, Keyboards - Bo Koster, Organ - Dave Kilminster, Guitar - Lucius, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Vera
00:05:14

Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Cello, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar - Jon Carin, Keyboards - Bo Koster, Organ - Dave Kilminster, Guitar - Lucius, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
The Gunner's Dream
00:05:32

Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Cello, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar - Jon Carin, Keyboards - Bo Koster, Organ - Dave Kilminster, Guitar - Lucius, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
The Bravery of Being Out of Range
00:06:51

Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Cello, Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar - Jon Carin, Keyboards - Bo Koster, Organ - Dave Kilminster, Guitar - Lucius, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Comfortably Numb 2022
00:08:30

Joey Waronker, Drums - David Gilmour, Composer, Lyricist - Roger Waters, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Dave Cooley, Mastering Engineer - NIGEL GODRICH, Choir, Strings - Gus Seyffert, Producer, Engineer, Percussion, Mixing Engineer, Bass, Synthesizer, Vocal - Jonathan Wilson, Guitar, Synthesizer, Harmonium, Vocal - Jon Carin, Synthesizer, Vocal - Dave Kilminster, Vocal - Robert Walter, Organ, Piano - Shanay Johnson, Vocal - Amanda Belair, Vocal

(P) 2022 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Roger Waters Music Overseas Limited, under exclusive licence to Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album review

Roger Waters has never really accepted the fact that Pink Floyd is able to exist without him, both on stage and on record—not that he’d ever admit that. Rick Wright’s death in 2008 seemed to quash any possibility of a reunion, and seeing David Gilmour continue to play Floyd songs must still bother him. After a couple of live tours, The Wall and Us + Them, the singer-bassist found himself stuck in the middle of a pandemic that was pushing everyone to record albums ‘at home’.


Consequently, Waters got stuck into a long-distance collaboration with numerous musicians, re-recording Floyd tracks and rearranging them in his own way. His song selection isn’t inconsequential either; he draws from the albums he was heavily involved in writing, namely The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as a track from his solo discography, ‘The Bravery of Being Out of Range’): his way of reminding us who the boss was during his time in Pink Floyd and showing us that songs that are written well in the first place never get old.


This is an exciting release, though it doesn’t overtly possess the magic of Waters’ days with Pink Floyd. Comfortably Numb 2022 is a particularly curious track, far more composed and less heroic than the original. It comes in at two minutes longer than the original, too; the numerous choruses at the end attempt to make the listener forget about Gilmour’s sublime guitar solo—a gamble that will inevitably split opinions amongst hardcore fans. This is more than just a new album. The Lockdown Sessions is more of a stylistic exercise that has kept the creator’s creative juices flowing ahead of his farewell tour, This Is Not a Drill. Every hero has the right to take it easy eventually. © Chief Brody/Qobuz

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