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Roger Waters - It's a Miracle, Live

"Art Is Resistance"




Roger Waters I by ~NashKolhoz
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Roger Waters concert
May 18th, 2007
West Palm Beach, Florida
3rd row


Roger Waters by JMaloney
Joey Maloney
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Roger Waters, Sinead O'Connor and Levon Helm - "Mother" Live in Berlin

The Wall Live in Berlin Concert
Performing Mother with Sinead O'Connor at the Wall concert in Berlin...

"Sinéad O' Connor congregates all the predicates and parchments that a singer can have, including your strong personality. For everything and because i like of hearing and appreciate your work, Tankyou Ms. Sinéad Marie Bernadette O' Connor. God Bless You! - ** 9 **

Two great talent together!"

 


I love her voice but the SNL skit of the Sinatra Group keeps popping in my head,
Question 2: What's with the Bald chick?
Her best duet might just be with The The - Kingdom of Rain
Nothing added to the original. I prefer it
No. Some songs should not be covered. Some songs are more than just the music and vocals. Some songs are simply untouchable, and to cover them is a terrible, terrible thing. This track is a terrible, terrible thing.
What a brilliant combination. 10! Yeah! :heartkiss: :notworthy: :clap:
Well, I don't like it more than the original, but this is pretty cool. I think. . . :stupid:
The chorus is interesting, when they sing together. The instrumental part is really the same, but the parts when Sinead sings alone are terribly annoying.
I'm flabbergasted. Never would have thought of this pairing. Not sure what to make of it. '
Something is missing. The passion/intensity or whatever of the original just isn't there. The mainstay's of Floyd - Waters, Gilmour, Mason, Wright had a certain aura. No matter what turmoil was brewing. Syd Barret is another story in itself. The latter 3 floyd albums and the solo efferts are good, but you get the feeling something is missing. I don't think it is about money. David Gilmour gives millions to charity every year.
ooooh... please make Sinead go away!
i also enjoy the original more... this version is maybe a little ... boring ?
I'm sorry, but this doesn't come close to the original... interestingly enough, Sid always wanted to add a female to the mix.... I'm glad they didn't.
This makes a great addition to versions of this song including the original. Having a woman on here also gives a less alienated and forgiving cast to the original angst of what "mother" did
2 Roger songs in 2 days? Joy! More please.
not bad... not as good as the original.
The lyrics of this song are just crushing -- the way it shows that politics are just a thin veneer over our little-boy fears. But this performance is just so-so. Most of the power is gone musically.
I liked it until the chorus chimed in.
They are both ARTISTS that are not afriad acknowlege their feelings about many subjects. They will both go down in History as GREATS. The other "YES"-MEN/WOMEN of the industy will be working at a Chick-fil-A at the mall one day. These ARTISTS are what others should strive to be. Ed in Saint Louis :notworthy:
Originally Posted by Slakr007: Sinead's voice is just too annoying.
Really? I think she has one of the most beautiful voices of currently recording artists...
Originally Posted by dschuetz: Those who say that Roger Waters is all about artistic integrety and post-Waters Pink Floyd is about money need only remember this: The Wall was about/inspired by the distance between concert performer and audience. Inspired by Pink Floyd's mega-huge stadium tour of 1977. Only shown in small arenas. The band had been offered $1,000,000 to perform the show, ONCE, at JFK in Philadelphia. Waters said "no." Fast forward 10 years -- Waters has left Floyd, released two (at the time) solo albums to minimal commercial success, and had two very poorly attended concert tours. All of the sudden, the whole point of the show didn't matter anymore, and he put on the largest, most complicated, craziest stadium show ever. Turning The Wall into a Tommy-Live with bunches of guest stars was one of the stupidest things I ever heard, and listening to this version (the first time I've ever actually listened to it) just confirms that. What was a biting, angry, painful denunciation of concert spectacles and emotional separation was turned into a pay-per-view event, as spectacular as they come. ugh. Give me the original anytime, or the original concert version (finally availble officially), or even the film version, anytime.
You may not like this version. So be it. However, you are totally missing the point when you talk about your "disgust" at Waters "cashing in" on the Wall to gain a small share of a Floyd spotlight dominated by the money-grubbing duo of Gilmour and Ezrin. 1. You have taken the show completely out of context. You make it sound as though Waters just did this on a whim for attention. Nothing could be further from the truth. Waters was asked in the mid-80s if he would ever perform the Wall again with Floyd. He said that the only reason he could think of was if the cold war ended and the Berlin Wall fell. When that event came to pass in 1989, Roger felt compelled to follow through. It's my understanding, though I can't cite a source, that Roger did contact the other members of Floyd but was turned down flat. However, he wanted to keep his promise and he staged the show as best he could without the 4 of them performing it. I think he did a fantastic job, even if a few of his picks were a bit sketchy (Brian Adams comes to mind). 2. The Wall, as a concept, may have been inspired by Waters' feeling of isolation during Animals (no one is disputing this), but it is much deeper than this and, as is demonstrated in the Film, deals with a myriad of issues from parental neglect to education to the popularity of totalitarian regimes throughout history. Therefore, the individual songs on the album stand alone as expression of personal hurts and universal themes. Fresh interpretations of those songs by artists who have come to them with their own personal feelings can be inspiring and wonderful moments. 3. Your citation of his stadium show ("the most complicated, craziest stadium show ever") as support for your argument that he was "cashing in" on the Wall is not only unfair, it's non-sensical. The Wall as a performance piece demands a "complicated, crazy" staging to even get it's point across. Are you really suggesting that Waters should have only performed this show in a small Berlin club in order to preserve his "artistic integrity". 4. (AND MOST IMPORTANT) The proceeds from the Performance and ALL the royalties from the subsequent CD release, were donated for the sole benefit of the MEMORIAL FUND FOR DISASTER RELIEF. This was an unshakable condition that Roger demanded of the artists taking part in the project. 5. Although this is pure speculation, I think it possible that Gilmour would have been thrilled to do the Wall at JFK for a cool Million, but the thought of "donating" his royalties from a charity performance....ohhhh...shudder the thought. A few years later we get PULSE from the fake Floyd and a hideous final album, THE DIVISION BELL. Hmmm....I wonder who's really been cashing in on the Floyd legacy??? Roger has always had his artistic integrity, somewhere along the way, envy and greed replaced David's, and that is the true tragedy from the post-Floyd era.
Yeah . . . Decent point. But I still say it's cool.
Originally Posted by dschuetz: Those who say that Roger Waters is all about artistic integrety and post-Waters Pink Floyd is about money need only remember this: The Wall was about/inspired by the distance between concert performer and audience. Inspired by Pink Floyd's mega-huge stadium tour of 1977. Only shown in small arenas. The band had been offered $1,000,000 to perform the show, ONCE, at JFK in Philadelphia. Waters said "no." Fast forward 10 years -- Waters has left Floyd, released two (at the time) solo albums to minimal commercial success, and had two very poorly attended concert tours. All of the sudden, the whole point of the show didn't matter anymore, and he put on the largest, most complicated, craziest stadium show ever. Turning The Wall into a Tommy-Live with bunches of guest stars was one of the stupidest things I ever heard, and listening to this version (the first time I've ever actually listened to it) just confirms that. What was a biting, angry, painful denunciation of concert spectacles and emotional separation was turned into a pay-per-view event, as spectacular as they come. ugh. Give me the original anytime, or the original concert version (finally availble officially), or even the film version, anytime.
:p
COOL!
Those who say that Roger Waters is all about artistic integrety and post-Waters Pink Floyd is about money need only remember this: The Wall was about/inspired by the distance between concert performer and audience. Inspired by Pink Floyd\'s mega-huge stadium tour of 1977. Only shown in small arenas. The band had been offered $1,000,000 to perform the show, ONCE, at JFK in Philadelphia. Waters said \"no.\" Fast forward 10 years -- Waters has left Floyd, released two (at the time) solo albums to minimal commercial success, and had two very poorly attended concert tours. All of the sudden, the whole point of the show didn\'t matter anymore, and he put on the largest, most complicated, craziest stadium show ever. Turning The Wall into a Tommy-Live with bunches of guest stars was one of the stupidest things I ever heard, and listening to this version (the first time I\'ve ever actually listened to it) just confirms that. What was a biting, angry, painful denunciation of concert spectacles and emotional separation was turned into a pay-per-view event, as spectacular as they come. ugh. Give me the original anytime, or the original concert version (finally availble officially), or even the film version, anytime.
Hum, the chorus is really not on par with the original. A really average rendition of this great title.
The movie and album versions were just too great. This was far from even comparable. Sinead\'s voice is just too annoying. Making the song a duet causes even more damage.
Originally Posted by ZarSU: I didn't like this at first but it grows on you, still would rather listen to the "real" version.
I'm in complete agreement. :rolleyes:
I didn\'t like this at first but it grows on you, still would rather listen to the \"real\" version.
Originally Posted by mrtyler: Was anyone else confused to hear a female voice call out, "Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls?"? Were you more or less confused when you found out the female voice was Sinead O'Connor's?
Not suprised in the least :lol:
Yes, some parts perhaps do not work as well as others in this version but IMO the good (especially Sinead\'s vocals) outweighth the not as good. Overall, I like it.
Wasn't it The Band or someone who sung the male chorus, not Roger Waters? The best version of this song is on the Wall movie.
Not bad, but the chorus just doesnt sound that good to me. I love the original too much. The guitar solo is right on, though
Was anyone else confused to hear a female voice call out, \"Mother do you think they\'ll try to break my balls?\"? Were you more or less confused when you found out the female voice was Sinead O\'Connor\'s?
Sinead\'s interpretation is wonderful, but it DOES lose something with the male vocals. Otherwise, a vg cover of a simply lovely song.
Nothing Compares 2 the original.
This song is so wonderful even I could sing it. But I\'ll spare you all and not.
This is a great cover. Wow. Sinead O\'Conner\'s vocals are great. It\'s a real keeper.
my tastes are pretty low-brow but .. I LIKE this version. Heck, I liked the whole album. Wish my ex hadn\'t thrown it away when we split . . .
Sinead\'s tortured, nuanced vocals raise this song to higher heights than the original or even the live FLOYD version. Kudos to Roger on his selection of Sinead for this track.
Great,powerful song. Hey MissJen, I was right there in Deutscheland when the Wall came down. Is Freiheit (freedom) a great thing or what? As for Sinead, getting invited, well I guess she was at her peak back then but, I agree with madman, the original blows this version away. Oh, yes it does.
What a wonderful story MissJenn. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have a friend who has a piece of the actual Berlin wall. She showed it to me and it was rather overwhelming. I got the same kind of feeling as I did when I saw one of my professor\'s famous fossil finds from Africa back when I was in college. You just feel the need to whisper. Sinead\'s vocals are a very nice addition and I really enjoy this version of another classic Floyd song.
Yes, you\'re right. I don\'t think the male harmonies work well in this song. Takes away a necessary starkness, I think. I think Sinead does fine with the parts she sings. This isn\'t as good as the original, but its still interesting to hear other versions.
All I can say is WOW. I was working on my computer when this song came on and I suddenly sat up straight, stopped what I was doing and clicked over to the RP site to see what I was listening to. I love the original, but believe it or not, when Sinead stopped singing and Roger came on, the song lost something for me. I\'d rather listen to Sinead in one version and then go back and listen to the original separately.
I heard Sinead and Roger do this version live, and I still remember being blown away by it all. Way cool. See, after the Berlin Wall came down, my friend and I decided to attend the Pink Floyd: The Wall concert (July 1990) at the Berlin Potsdamer Platz, not very far from the original wall. Wow - that was a very powerful powerful powerful experience for me. Being an outdoor venue, there was a fence separating the concert goers who had tickets and those who just had to stand far away and listen to what they could. Well, the crowd on the wrong side started chanting "Tear down the fence" repeatedly, and so they did just that. What an amazing sea of bodies that was! On stage, they had a huge version of the Berlin Wall - in styrofoam - and they demolished it towards the end of the concert. No one can forget a scene like that. (Well, I s'pose someone who saw the ACTUAL wall come down could...) The next day in the streets of Berlin, people were selling bits of this styrofoam wall, much like the vendors several blocks away selling real bits of the real rocks and cement making up the ex-Berlin Wall. As for what madman said below, the fact that Roger Waters invited Sinead to sing with him must carry some meaning. Doncha think? By the way: This song was followed on today's Playlist by "Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World" --- sweet.
I concur with MADMAN
Sinead has no business being near a classic song like this. Could have been worse I guess, but does not stand up to the original. Aint broke, don\'t try to fix it. :??:
Some people may disagree, but I love this version.