Roger Waters / The Lockdown Sessions

Re-recordings of Pink Floyd songs

Roger Waters will issue a new mini-album called The Lockdown Sessions, in June.

These are re-recordings of old songs, three are from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, two are from the last Floyd album with Roger Waters, 1983’s The Final Cut and one track (‘The Bravery of Being Out of Range’) is from Waters’ 1992 solo album Amused to Death.

‘Comfortably Numb 2022’ is the last song on The Lockdown Sessions and is an exception to the ‘lockdown’ rule, since this was recorded during Waters’ This Is Not A Drill North American tour last year.

Even though ‘Lockdown Sessions’ suggests stripped-back solo acoustic performances, that isn’t actually the case. These recordings were produced by Roger Waters and Gus Seyffert and have a full complement of musicians contributing. The performers were: Roger Waters – Vocals, Guitar and Piano; Gus Seyffert – Bass, Cellos and Vocals; Joey Waronker – Drums and Percussion; Dave Kilminster – Guitar and Rhythm Guitar; Jonathan Wilson – Guitar and Vocals; Jon Carin – Keyboards and Vocals, Lucius (Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) – Vocals; Bo Koster – Hammond (on all tracks except “Mother”) and Ian Ritchie – Saxophone (“Two Suns In The Sunset”).

Waters commented: “Our Us and Them Tour lasted three years…At every gig we did an encore after the main show closed with Comfortably Numb…the encore was always Mother…I can’t remember why I decided to start doing other songs?…Anyway, at some point after the end of the tour…I started thinking, “It could make an interesting album, all those encores”…“The Encores”. ”Yeah, has a nice ring to it!” Then…I’m in England doing the Ginger Baker tribute gig one Tuesday night at the Hammersmith Odeon with Eric Clapton and…the following Saturday marching from The Australian Embassy to Parliament Square to make a speech in support of Julian Assange, when bugger me, Covid…Schlummmm! For me it was Friday March 13th 2020. Lockdown! So much for the “Encores” project. Unless… We’ve tacked C. Numb on the end of the collection, as an appropriate exclamation point in closing this circle of love.”

Videos have been made for the songs which were produced and directed by Sean Evans. Roger’s This Is Not A Drill is currently on tour in Europe, and we know he has more recordings in the bag waiting to be released, namely his reworking of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

The Lockdown Sessions are released on CD and vinyl on 7 June, via Colubmia/Sony Music.


The Lockdown Sessions Roger Waters /

    • CD
      1. Mother
      2. Two Suns In The Sunset
      3. Vera
      4. The Gunner’s Dream
      5. The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
      6. Comfortably Numb 2022

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