- Audio CD (21 Nov 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
- ASIN: B000009EO0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,521,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. When The Wind Blows-David Bowie|
|2. Facts And Figures-Hugh Cornwell|
|3. The Brazilian-Genesis|
|4. What Have They Done-Squeeze|
|5. The Shuffle-Paul Hardcastle|
|6. The Russian Missile-Roger Waters|
|7. Towers Of Faith-Roger Waters|
|8. Hilda's Dream-Roger Waters|
|9. The American Bomber-Roger Waters|
|10. The Anderson Shelter-Roger Waters|
|11. The British Submarine-Roger Waters|
|12. The Attack-Roger Waters|
|13. Te Fall Out-Roger Waters|
|14. Hilda's Hair-Roger Waters|
|15. Folded Flags-Roger Waters & The Bleeding Heart|
As for the Roger track, I must say it is very good indeed. It starts out slowly but builds and eventually goes into the vocal part where we get some characteristically good and biting lyrics from Roger. This leads into an excellent guitar solo, and then to an equally excellent saxophone solo from Mel Collins. Then, the song goes into 10+ minutes of dialogue and noise, which isn't of much interest in itself, but syncs with the movie. Eventually, it leads to Folded Flags, the second "real" Waters song on this album. It features some nice acoustic guitar playing backed with an orchestra (or synth) and once again has another set of excellent lyrics as only Roger can deliver them. If you are a Roger Waters fan, my advice for you is to pick this extremely rare album up, it is worth it, because the track on here is better than anything Rog has done since leaving Pink Floyd, with the exception of Amused To Death. Like I said, I haven't heard the other songs, but they can't be anything more than icing on the cake.
Now, for Roger Waters' contribution to this album. Still having not lived down nuclear holocaust scares from "Final Cut" and "Radio K.A.O.S." he continues here waiting for the button to be pushed. This makes him a great match for this project. Waters' provides half of the material for this soundtrack, but most of it is filler and samples. Nothing to really complement the man on. Again, I agree with everyone here that his best two tracks are "Russian Missile" and "Folded Flags." These cuts sound as if they belong on "Radio K.A.O.S.", but didn't make the final cut.
This is a hard album to find, and probably isn't worth finding unless you're a big Waters fan. His sound is still very Floydish, but for the amount of Waters on this album it may just be better to skip the effort of finding this disc. I mean, there is a reason they aren't pressing it anymore, and that it was never released in the US on anything but vinyl.
It's a good album, albeit a bit depressing especially with the vocals from the movie interspersed. It's a very depressing subject.
My only wish is that a couple more of the Waters songs were included on the album, namely the one from the movie where all the different agencies were flying across the screen and the other one where the characters were waxing about WWII.
Anyways, after much more searching, I found it on CD which made me a happy camper.