Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)
Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2LP, 33RPM, 200g)

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A1 - The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard

Guitar – Jeff Beck
Keyboards, Percussion [Programming] – Patrick Leonard
Percussion – Luis Conte

Vocals – Alf Razzell

A2 - What God Wants, Part I

Arranged By [Choir], Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Backing Vocals – Doreen Chanter, Katie Kissoon, N'Dea Davenport, Natalie Jackson
Bass Guitar – Randy Jackson
Conductor [London Welsh Chorale] – Kenneth Bowen
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar [Arpeggio] – Geoff Whitehorn
Guitar [Chorus] – Tim Pierce
Rhythm Guitar [Acoustic], Electric Guitar – Andy Fairweather Low
Soloist, Guitar – Jeff Beck
Vocals, Synthesizer [Emu], Bass [Intro] – Roger Waters

A3 Perfect Sense, Part I

Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor, Arranged By [Strings] – John Dupree
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar [Intro] – Steve Lukather
Guitar [Low Grunting] – Rick DiFonso
Keyboards, Voice [2nd Sportscaster] – Patrick Leonard
Pedal Steel Guitar – B.J. Cole
Percussion – Luis Conte
Snare, Hihat – Brian MacLeod
Vocals – P.P. Arnold
Vocals, Synthesizer – Roger Waters
Voice [HAL 9000 Deactivation Scene] – Douglas Rain
Voice [Sportscaster, The Voice Of The Nba] – Marv Albert

A4 Perfect Sense, Part II

Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor, Arranged By [Strings] – John Dupree
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar [Intro] – Steve Lukather
Guitar [Low Grunting] – Rick DiFonso
Keyboards, Voice [2nd Sportscaster] – Patrick Leonard
Pedal Steel Guitar – B.J. Cole
Percussion – Luis Conte
Snare, Hihat – Brian MacLeod
Vocals – P.P. Arnold
Vocals, Synthesizer – Roger Waters
Voice [Sportscaster, The Voice Of The Nba] – Marv Albert

B1 The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range

Backing Vocals – Lynn Fiddmont-Linsey, Natalie Jackson
Bass Guitar – John Pierce
Drums – Denny Fongheiser
Guitar – Tim Pierce
Organ [Hammond], Synthesizer – Patrick Leonard
Vocals, Twelve-String Guitar – Roger Waters

B2 Late Home Tonight, Part I
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor, Arranged By [National Philharmonic Orchestra Limited] – Michael Kamen
Cornet – Steve Sidwell
Drums, Percussion – Graham Broad
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Andy Fairweather Low
Percussion – Luis Conte
Vocals – Roger Waters

B3 Late Home Tonight, Part II

Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor, Arranged By [National Philharmonic Orchestra Limited] – Michael Kamen
Cornet – Steve Sidwell
Drums, Percussion – Graham Broad
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Andy Fairweather Low
Percussion – Luis Conte
Vocals – Roger Waters

B4 Too Much Rope

Backing Vocals – Doreen Chanter, Jessica Leonard, Jordan Leonard, Katie Kissoon
Backing Vocals [End] – Screaming Kids (2)
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor, Arranged By [National Philharmonic Orchestra Limited] – Michael Kamen
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar – Geoff Whitehorn
Guitar [Additional] – Steve Lukather
Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Percussion – Luis Conte
Twelve-String Guitar [Rickenbacker 12 Strings Played With A Feather] – Andy Fairweather Low
Vocals – Roger Waters

B5 What God Wants, Part II

Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Electric Guitar – Andy Fairweather Low
Arranged By [Choir], Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Backing Vocals – Doreen Chanter, Katie Kissoon
Bass Guitar – Randy Jackson (2)
Drums – Graham Broad
Lead Guitar – Tim Pierce
Performer [Tv Evangelist] – Charles Fleischer
Vocals – Roger Waters

C1 What God Wants, Part III

Arranged By [Choir], Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor [London Welsh Chorale] – Kenneth Bowen
Conductor, Arranged By [National Philharmonic Orchestra Limited] – Michael Kamen
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar – Geoff Whitehorn
Percussion – Luis Conte
Soloist, Guitar – Jeff Beck
Vocals – Roger Waters

C2 Watching TV

Acoustic Guitar – Andy Fairweather Low
Bass Guitar [Upright & Electric] – John Patitucci
Dulcimer, Lute, Oboe, Bass, Other [Zhen] – Guo Yi, The Peking Brothers
Electric Guitar – Jeff Beck
Piano [Acoustic] – Patrick Leonard
Vocals – Don Henley
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Roger Waters

C3 Three Wishes

Backing Vocals – Doreen Chanter, Katie Kissoon
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Drums – Graham Broad
Guitar [Chorus Leslie] – Tim Pierce
Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Organ [Hammond] – John "Rabbit" Brundrick
Percussion – Luis Conte
Rhythm Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Feathered 12-Strings] – Andy Fairweather Low
Soloist, Guitar – Jeff Beck
Vocals – Roger Waters

D1 It's A Miracle

Arranged By [Choir], Piano, Synthesizer – Patrick Leonard
Backing Vocals – Jim Haas, Jon Joyce, Stan Laurel
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Conductor [London Welsh Chorale] – Kenneth Bowen
Drums – Jeff Porcaro
Guitar – Jeff Beck
Vocals, Bass – Roger Waters

D2 Amused To Death

Backing Vocals – Doreen Chanter, Katie Kissoon
Bass Guitar – James Johnson
Drums – Graham Broad
Electric Guitar – Geoff Whitehorn
Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
Soloist, Guitar – Jeff Beck
Vocals – Alf Razzell, Rita Coolidge
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Roger Waters

 

2 LPs, Gatefold jacket 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded 1987–1992 by Nick Griffiths

Engineers : Hayden Bendall, Jerry Jordan, Stephen McLaughlan, Sean O'Dwyer, Andy Bradfield, Brian Burrows, Chris Brown (8), Dary Sulich, Jeremy Wheatley, John Lowson, Marc Moreau, Mike Bosley, Ross Donaldson, Roy Sweeting, Steve Heinke

Produced by Patrick Leonard, Roger Waters, Nick Griffiths

Remastered and Mixed by James Guthrie

Originally released in 19992

Reissued in July 2015

Tracks :

Side A :

1. The Ballad of Bill Hubbard
2. What God Wants, Part I
3. Perfect Sense, Part I
4. Perfect Sense, Part II

Side B :

1. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
2. Late Home Tonight, Part I
3. Late Home Tonight, Part II
4. Too Much Rope
5. What God Wants, Part II

Side C :

1. What God Wants, Part III
2. Watching TV
3. Three Wishes


Side D :

1. It's A Miracle
2. Amused To Death


Awards
 :

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album


Reviews :

« War is Roger Waters' great muse, the impetus for so much of his work, including the semi-autobiographical 1979 opus The Wall. The Final Cut, his last album with Pink Floyd, functioned as an explicit sequel to The Wall, but 1992's Amused to Death acts as something of a coda, a work where Waters revisits his obsessions -- both musical and lyrical -- and ties them together with the masterful touch of a mature artist. Certainly, Waters' narrative of a society filtering all manners of ugliness through a television screen isn't as sci-fi silly as that of its immediate predecessor Radio K.A.O.S., but a greater point in its favor is that it's a richer affair than that stiff, synthesized relic of the late '80s. Working with Patrick Leonard -- a veteran collaborator of Madonna's who also dabbled with the latter-day David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd -- Waters gives Amused to Death forward momentum, an aspect conspicuously absent from the still, meditative The Final Cut and Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking, both of which seemed to be comprised of song poems. The tunes on Amused aren't quite hooky or melodic but they do have structure, as does the production by Waters, Leonard, and Nick Griffiths. The tapestry of found sounds, choirs, televisions, washes of organ, lonely acoustic guitars, and blues leads by Jeff Beck does recall Floyd at their '70s peak, but Amused to Death sounds grander and more expansive; it's a creature of the CD age, using up every one of its available 72 minutes. At this length, it's a mere ten minutes shorter than The Wall, and although it can sometimes feel indulgent, it never feels excessive. Unlike the other two Waters solo albums -- or The Final Cut, which is a Waters project masquerading as a Floyd album -- Amused to Death feels cohesive and complete as an anti-war rock opera. If it winds up being Waters' last original rock album, so be it: it is a masterpiece in the sense that it brings together all of his obsessions in one grand, but not unwieldy, package. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

"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.

"Despite the bombast and conceit, this long-time audiophile favorite sounds outstanding in this 200-gram vinyl edition. Back in the day you needed some pretty heady drugs to make DSOTM sound this good, and the stellar line-up of musicians, with Jeff Beck on eight tracks, makes for a pharmaceutical-free audiophile amusement ride. The LP surfaces are dead quiet too, allowing you to hear every nuance of cricket chirp and dog bark."  Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +

"I have the original double vinyl issue of this, that until recently went for upwards of $600, and this reissue beats that one in every possible way ... The QSoundTM "surround sound" is more intensely drawn, dynamics are staggering, deep bass is monumental and the depth and width of the cinematic soundstage is beyond that of every other record I can think of in my collection. The 200g QRP pressing I got (sealed) was perfectly quiet and flat and after sitting through all four sides I felt as if I'd experienced a 3D IMAX movie, only with greater sonic intensity and dimensionality." Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. 

Ratings

AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.69 / 5 ,  Michael Fremer : Music = 9/11; Sound = 11/11   ,  Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi + : Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 8.5/10

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