Roger Waters' last studio album, 's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. In Stock. Add to Cart. Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Learn more. Ships from Amazon.
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Twenty-five years later, the Pink Floyd founder returns when the world needs him most
Too catastrophically depressing. Fortunately, the mastermind behind some of the darkest sociopolitical records in rock history is alight with the fire of rebellion. Yes, after a studio hiatus that lasted nearly a quarter of a century, the Pink Floyd co-founder has returned when we need him most. Remarkably, in this even more disturbing time, what sets these two sister albums apart is that Is This the Life We Really Want? String section hits and Vangelis-like synth accents layer the song as it builds into a sinister embodiment of life over the past year.
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It was produced by Nigel Godrich , who urged Waters to make a more concise, less theatrical album. The album peaked at number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 11 in the United States. Godrich wanted to create a pared-back album to showcase Waters "the poet".
It was produced by Nigel Godrich , who urged Waters to make a more concise, less theatrical album. The album peaked at number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 11 in the United States. Godrich wanted to create a pared-back album to showcase Waters "the poet". I sat on my hands with lips zipped. You've rented this dog, let it work. He is also credited for arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar, and mixing. Is This the Life We Really Want , a concept album ,  was conceived as a radio play about a man and his granddaughter investigating why children are being killed in other parts of the world. Waters said of the album's themes: . The concerns I have with that central question — "Why are we killing the children? I'm still deeply concerned that we're killing children all over the world with hardly a second thought because we've become so insensitive to the idea of every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life, it is because we stood by silent and indifferent — it's normal.