Thursday 2nd April 2015 by Andy Morris | Photos by WENN

Once claimed it surpassed everything in Pink Floyd's catalogue

Roger Waters looks set to reissue his solo concept album, Amused To Death.

According to Amazon's German site (via COS), the 'remixed/remastered' version of the album will be released on 12 June on Columbia. Taking him four years to compete, the album was based around the idea of a channel surfing monkey and saw Waters tackle political themes including the abuse of power, corporate greed, the massacre at Tianamen Square and  the first Gulf War.

Waters was particularly proud of the record, once telling Classic Rock: "My view is that I've been involved in two absolutely classic albums – The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. And if you haven't got Amused to Death, you haven't got the full set." Reviewers apparently agreed, with Billboard calling the rleease "one of the most provocative and musically dazzling records of the decade."

The record was previously reissued in 2011 as part of a box set. This new edition, however, features new artwork. The tracklist is below:

1. The Ballad of Bill Hubbard
2. What God Wants, Pt. I
3. Perfect Sense, Pt. I
4. Perfect Sense, Pt. II
5. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
6. Late Home Tonight, Pt. I
7. Late Home Tonight, Pt. II
8. Too Much Rope
9. What God Wants, Pt. II
10. What God Wants, Pt. III
11. Watching TV
12. Three Wishes
13. It’s a Miracle
14. Amused to Death

Last year Roger Waters was forced to clarify that he was not part of the Pink Floyd reunion. In a statement posted to his Facebook, Waters wrote:  "David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that’s 29 years ago. I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip."



Roger Waters, John Mellencamp Choose Interviewers for 'Speakeasy' TV Show

BY KORY GROW | January 8, 2015

This month a new music-themed talk show will debut that flips the script and lets musicians choose their own interviewer. Speakeasy's first class includes Roger Waters, who chose TV journalist Bill Weir; John Mellencamp, who picked Rolling Stone founder Jann S. Wenner; Carlos Santana, who selected the "King of Calypso" Harry Belafonte; Nile Rodgers, who opted for singer Valerie Simpson; and Rush's Geddy Lee, who requested Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. Since the show is a public television series, broadcast times and channels vary.

The producers of the public-television concert series Front and Center spearheaded the show, which they filmed before a live audience at New York City's McKittrick Hotel. "Artists of this caliber have doubtless done thousands of interviews throughout their careers, answering the same questions over and over again," Speakeasy creator and Front and Center Entertainment founder Don Maggi said in a statement. "The beauty of the Speakeasy format is that it affords these artists a level of comfort, which in turn stimulates a unique, compelling and topical conversation that we would otherwise not have an opportunity to hear."

Because of the format and the pairings of artists and interviewers, each conversation is wide-ranging. Waters offers his thoughts on world peace. Mellencamp discusses songwriting and politics, while sharing stories about his personal experiences with the likes of Stephen King, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Rodgers discusses the formation of his disco group Chic, as well as stories about producing Madonna, David Bowie and Diana Ross. Santana talks spirituality  and social activism. And the Rush bassist opens up about his family, and how his parents met a concentration camp during World War II.

For information on where to watch Speakeasy, visit American Public Television's website.

From www.rollingstone.com


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