Roger Waters Releases New EP, ‘The Lockdown Sessions’
Roger Waters has released The Lockdown Sessions, a six-song collection mostly recorded at home during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. The Lockdown Sessions is available to stream now, see below.
The Lockdown Sessions features reinterpretations of tracks from Waters’ solo career and his time in Pink Floyd. Mother and Vera originally appeared on Pink Floyd’s The Wall; Two Suns In The Sunset and The Gunner’s Dream come from Waters’ final Pink Floyd record, The Final Cut; The Bravery Of Being out of Range featured on his 2022 solo album, Amused To Death; and The Lockdown Sessions closes with Comfortably Numb 2022, which was recorded during the This Is Not a Drill North American tour.
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“Our ‘Us and Them Tour’ lasted three years,” Waters wrote in a statement. “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…”
He added, “We’ve tacked ‘C. Numb’ on the end of the collection, as an appropriate exclamation point in closing this circle of love.”
Roger Waters – The Lockdown Sessions
2. Two Suns In The Sunset
4. The Gunner’s Dream
5. The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
6. Comfortably Numb 2022