As In the Flesh--Live
confirms, Pink Floyd fans can still get to hear their favourite numbers sung by the man who originated much of the band's songbook. Roger Waters took his latest show around a number of American stadiums in the summer of 2000, including a generous helping of Floyd numbers from 1968 to 83, and a selection from his subsequent solo albums. Tracks from The Wall
make up the largest proportion of the concert, its angst lessened when interspersed among the more prog-rock ethos of the earlier 70s. His bass playing secure, Waters' voice has survived the passing of time reasonably well. He has the benefit of an emotional call-and-response with Katie Kissoon in "Mother", and serviceable back-up from Doyle Bramhall II, who overdoes the histrionics in recreating Dave Gilmour's guitar parts. The backing band is a class act, with Snowy White and Andy Fairweather Low trusty and responsive guitarists, and a rhythm section underpinned by Graham Broad's solid drumming. One for long-time fans, but a classy presentation in the best Floyd traditions.
On the DVD: the High Definition visuals reproduce with needle-sharp accuracy--and a choice between 5.1 Dolby Digital or Surround Encoded PCM Stereo enables you to savour the elaborate stage set-up to the full (a technical guide is included). There are detailed biographies of all 10 band members, two dozen diverse photographic stills and a 20-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, with Waters seen inventing new card games and lending out replacement socks! --Richard Whitehouse
roger waters e' stato il leader dei pink floyd, la famosa rock-band inglese degli anni sessanta. la confezione e' in formato dvd. tracking list: the happiest days of our lives, another brick in the wall, part 2, mother, get your filthy hands off my desert, southampton dock, pigs on the wing, part 1, dogs, welcome to the machine, wish you were here, shine on you crazy diamond (parts 1-8), set the controls for the heart of the sun, breathe (in the air), time, money, the pros and cons of hitch hiking part 11 (aka 5:06 a.m. - every stranger's eyes), perfect sense (parts i and ii), the bravery of being out of range, it's a miracle, amused to death, brain damage.