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."