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The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking [CD]

Roger Waters Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 Jan 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00006SKRX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,781 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 12:02 pm Writing this review 8 April 2010
By Stephen
Format:Audio CD
Well well well where do you start. Right to start with I think that Pink Floyd are just a rock band without Happy Roger, and Roger Waters is just a song writer without Rick, Dave and Nick. Oh why did you have to break up. I would have loved to see what this album would have turned out like if it was a Pink Floyd album rather than a Water's solo effort. I'm sure it would have been a lot better as I have always found Clapton boring. But saying that I have still given this 5 stars and that is because I find the whole thing pure genius. Even though Clapton is anoying me in the back ground.
This is a strange album and to those who have never heard it and know nothing about it. I will start by saying is there 1 song or 12 songs on this album its hard to say. Also my favorite songs on this album is 4:35, 4:50, 4:58, and 5:01 and come to think of it 5:11 quite good. (told you it was strange) So if you are curious then I surgest you get your wallet out I think you will be weirdly suprised.
Also have you ever had a Lamborghini passed through your head if not then get some head phones.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Standing the test of time 6 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
The pros and cons oh hitch-hiking was originally given mixed reviews, with alot of focus on the lack of any discernable melody through the album.
However, as a singular piece of work the music has stood the test of time and doesn't sound dated; something that Radio Kaos has suffered from somewhat.
With regards to the tracks themselves, personally I think Every Strangers Eyes is one of Roger's finest tracks but it really is the kind of album that you have to listen to in totality where the sum of the parts is perhaps greater than the individual tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The pros and pros of hitchhiking 3 Mar 2003
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
After leaving Pink Floyd, Roger Waters gathered together a collection of world class musicians and gave us this show and album.
Michael Kamen - later to be famous as a film music composser, shares producing credits with Roger. Kamen also arranges and conducts the Natinal Philharmonic Orchestra and plays piano. On lead guitar Roger has the best in the form of Eric Clapton, here is a hired hand role. In interviews later Eric seemes to regret this move, but he was working with Michael Kamen with whom he would write the music for The Edge of Darkness and Lethal Weapon.
The best percussion player arround, Ray Cooper joins the line up as does David Sanborn on Saxophone.
With backing vocals by Madeline Bell and Katie Kisson, and even a speaking part for Jack Palance, this coundn't fail to impress.
The music is stronger than the 'Final Cut', Roger's last album with Pink Floyd.
At this low price, buy this CD now and enjoy.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb album 20 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I can't understand why there's been negative reviews on this site because this album is superb.

If you're a fan of the Final Cut & The Wall (my two favourite Floyd albums) then you'll really enjoy listening to this album.

The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking was recommended to me by a friend and looking at reviews i very nearly didn't buy it, don't make that mistake!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clapton transforms Waters 28 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a cracking album from Roger Waters. I've only recently discovered it and I'm glad I did. His lyrics are standard Waters fare for this album, which means you'll get generally intelligent stuff, but with some, at times, daft sounding lines. Still, that's a minor gripe. The most impressive thing about this album is how his music is transformed by a change in guitarist. Now, I like David Gilmour. In fact, I think the man's guitar playing is magnificent, but Eric Clapton's lead guitar in the Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking is stunning and at the same time, completely different from anything you'd associate Floyd or Roger Waters with. There is many a highlight on the album, but the most impressive thing about it is how Waters runs each track into the next so smoothly. Something the Wall failed at and the Final Cut almost had down to a tee had it not been for 'Not Now John'.

If you're a fan of Roger Waters or Floyd I'd recommend this without a shadow of a doubt.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waters at his best. 22 Jun 2006
By Dazzla
Format:Audio CD
Despite the fact that I bought this album on release back in the 80's I still listen to this again and again as it remains as fresh and exciting now as it did then.

Without doubt this remains Waters' best piece as a 'solo' artist. It's lively, witty, dark and soulful; the music rolls along from light touches to rock anthem. Perhaps the inclusion of Clapton's guitar lends something and the result is a great work in the style of Floyd but with Waters' sense of 'operatic show'.

If you like Pink Floyd or Eric Clapton buy this; if you enjoy a real album that weaves interesting lyrics with strong guitar and melody then buy this. If you like Take That - don't. Enjoy.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dismiss At Your Peril! 22 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
As a devout Floyd/Waters fan I'm fed up with so called music critics constant dismissal of this album as nothing but a failed attempt at recreating `The Dark Side Of The Moon' or `The Wall'. They have so missed the point, Roger does not need to recreate passed successes as he's a very rich man who lets face it does not need to work again, he continues to do so because he is a creative genius with a gift of story telling through his music. This album needs to be listened to over and over again, I'm still discovering something new 23 years later!

Pros shares lyrical and musical themes to The Wall its true as Waters wrote and demoed the piece for the Floyd as far back as 1979, Gilmour has since commented that it "was more of the same" as 'The Final Cut' with critics claiming there were a "lack of tunes" which I find amazing.

There is a running theme throughout the peice, the same melody recurs on five of the twelve tracks. Waters vocals have always come under fire, so what, he hasn't got the best voice but it is perfect for the music he writes, the shrieking and manic wails have always enhanced his more torturous songs, The Final Cut's `The Gunners Dream', The Wall's `Nobody Home' and Pro's 'Arabs With Knives'.

With the 'Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking' Roger Waters takes the concept album to new heights on this 1984 masterpiece, his first album after leaving Pink Floyd. The songs represent scenes of a bizarre dream or nightmare, whichever way you want to visualise it. Waters brilliantly captures the strange and surreal experience of drifting in and out of a dream, with periods of tranquillity and lucidity, accompanied by hysterical and warped passages of confusion with moments of satire and humour.
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Published 1 month ago by Aspínola
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pros of buying this CD
Masterly piece of music by a master musician. It's full of intricate complex guitar and lyrics. You can listen to it over and over and still learn more about it the next time you... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ronnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Walters in a slightly less depressed state of mind
An underrated album but I really recommend that you give it a try. Roger Walters is so good depressed or otherwise.
Published 7 months ago by Bungie
4.0 out of 5 stars The pros and cons of the album.
A lot has been written about Roger Waters and his legendary differences between Dave Gilmour and the rest of the band but I'm afraid I have to come out on the side of Mr Waters. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mark Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars The Waters Album Par Excellence
This takes The Wall to next level. The songwriting is unabashedly fragmentary -- every song a cruel tease -- the singing is histrionic, and the company immaculate. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Carlo Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Waters at his quirky best.
Another crazy album from Rogers Waters of Pink Floyd fame, the recording is always of the highest quality and production is always very good. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian E. Viercant
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Ok some of this album is recycles of the Final Cut material but I love Waters' real and often desperate delivery of songs. Probably his weakest album but still great.
Published 15 months ago by Mr. Paul J. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars good cd
just played it a few times ,gets better every time i here it ,i would recommend it to music lovers out there
Published 18 months ago by anthony o brien
5.0 out of 5 stars Gut wrenching and intense
I bought this album on it's release and as many reviews have said, it is an exceptional album. There were three Pink Floyds really - the Sid Floyd, the Waters Floyd and the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Allan Horne
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