• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2000
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic 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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 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 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. Full Review »
  2. JoshD.
    Mar 30, 2008
    6
    I am a huge fan of the old and new floyd, this recording has some moments but unfortunately rogers voice has failed to hold up over the I am a huge fan of the old and new floyd, this recording has some moments but unfortunately rogers voice has failed to hold up over the years... regardless, he is still a genius. Full Review »
  3. 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 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. Full Review »