In The Flesh - Roger Waters
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  • Summary: Live album featuring Waters' solo material and numberous Pink Floyd tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. As the man who wrote Pink Floyd's lyrics, he is far more concerned with their meaning than his old bandmates, and you can hear that in his singing, which is emphasized without robbing the music of its magisterial power. In fact, with a band boasting several guitarists - primarily Doyle Bramhall II, Andy Fairweather Low, and Snowy White - to make up for the lack of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Waters effectively recreates the sound of his Pink Floyd work.
  2. Bereft of the spectacle that is Pink Floyd these days, it's hard to work up much enthusiasm for still another round of new versions of old classics.
  3. There's admirable sonic purity to these live recordings, but that only underscores the astonishing lack of verve in the performances.
  4. A couple of hours negotiating the treacherous whirlpools of Waters's fears, paranoia and loathing can still prove a slog, mind, no matter how stately the settings.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. JP
    Aug 6, 2002
    10
    Better or as good as Floyd in most places... Amused/Miracle/Comf Numb all brilliant
  2. RogerE.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    Pink Floyd personified. Musical theater. Waters doing what Waters does best....setting the stage for a group of professionals to do their best with some of the best pop material ever written under Water's direction. Simply amazing arrangements. Yes, I have 'Pulse'. This is better. Expand
  3. harooni
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    Well,I ve always been a fan of Gilmour And I preferred him over Waters after their conflicts but I really admit that THIS ALBUM HAS GOT THE TRUE MAGICAL FLAVOUR OF PF. Specially the greatest solo of Phrygian dominant I ever heard is the new " set the controls of the heart of the sun " huh truly exotic. And the "comfortably numb" played just as Gilmour did in the past. Expand
  4. RobM
    May 24, 2005
    10
    Un freaking believable DVD! I watched it on my Sony projection TV in digital Dolby surround. It is with out a doubt not only the best music DVD i ever bought but also the best period. It has all the greats hits. I saw roger Waters live in concert in Montreal, and let em tell you it was like being there all over again pumped up in 5.1 surround... i paid $26.95 Cnd for it ... i have watched it 4 times so far, all 170 mins of it... it is a must for any classic rock or Pink Floyd fan! Tip: have aa few drinks before you watch it and turn off the lights and turnup the volume! ENJOY! Rob.. Expand
  5. lairdj
    Jan 25, 2006
    10
    Brilliant. Old Floyd, new Waters, everything is just spot on - better than Pulse, without a doubt.
  6. TimK.
    Jul 7, 2008
    9
    lacking the backup vocals of gilmour this album wasn't quite as good as the original tracks, but I enjoyed it greatly, but when I can I still listen to the original Pink Floyd. Expand
  7. LynnM
    Sep 20, 2006
    2
    A sad imitation of what Pink Floyd used to be. Without Gilmor, instead if that Elvis impersonator, playing lead with some feeling, everything came across as a look at an artist going down the tubes with age.....a real shame. Expand

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