Roger Waters – Amused To Death (AP 200g Vinyl 2LP)
An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly — and unthinkingly — in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.
The 2015 2 LP 200-gram vinyl edition of Amused to Death features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie, and has been pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The cover and gatefold art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters’ 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour and movie.
“In some ways, this is even better than The Wall. Waters got a lot of top performers to play on the album, usually behind his singing and speaking of the lyrics …. Guitarist Jeff Beck is heard frequently in the album, with his special virtuosity on eight of the tracks. … (Waters is) certainly at his cynical best here – and without him Pink Floyd — never mind the general doom and gloom — wouldn’t have been the top rock group it is and was.” — Audiophile Audition, Jan. 12, 2016.
|A1||The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard||4:19|
|A2||What God Wants, Part I||6:00|
|A3||Perfect Sense, Part I||4:16|
|A4||Perfect Sense, Part II||2:50|
|B1||The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range||4:43|
|B2||Late Home Tonight, Part I||4:00|
|B3||Late Home Tonight, Part II||2:13|
|B4||Too Much Rope||5:47|
|B5||What God Wants, Part II||3:41|
|C1||What God Wants, Part III||4:08|
|D1||It’s A Miracle||8:30|
|D2||Amused To Death||9:06|