jazzville skyline: “…centrifugal waters…”

…jazzville skyline…
by rocky-o

“…centrifugal waters…”

Roger Waters, famed former ‘bassist/vocalist/and main songwriter’ for the band Pink Floyd, has released a dvd documentary/concert film titled ‘Roger Waters:The Wall’, which is not to be confused with ‘Roger Waters:The Wall-Live In Berlin’ or the Pink Floyd movie simply entitled ‘The Wall’…Got it?…

Anyway, since leaving Pink Floyd so many years ago, Roger has amassed an exceptional catalogue of solo efforts, but apparently, none that have lived up to the expectation that ‘The Wall’ brings to audiences around the world…So Mr. Waters has since been touring this work, in its many different formats, for quite some time…

What makes this dvd release so special is, it not only features brilliant music and stage production, but also glimpses into Roger himself, as brutal and as bitter and yes, as brilliant as he may be…

His focus on his father, and grandfather even, make up for a large part of the documentary pieces, although the exploration of his own personal feelings blankets every bit of them…

I would love to see a sequel, with more of the documentary end of it, which I found mesmerizing and quite insightful, not only from Roger’s viewpoint, but also my own…

And, of course, the music…’Mother’, ‘Hey You’, ‘Nobody Home’, and ‘Comfortably Numb’ amongst others…And while I would never put ‘The Wall’ up as one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums, (‘Animals’, ‘The Final Cut’, and ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ fall into those slots…), I’ve grown to respect this piece having seen various dvd releases of Roger’s live shows, and, of course, the previously mentioned ‘Wall’ selections…(and for a great full on concert dvd, with various songs from his solo work as well as Pink Floyd, you have to check out ‘Roger Waters: In The Flesh’)…

But this one indeed sends the powerful message home, not only of the concept of ‘The Wall’, but also of how and why Roger felt the need to write it in the first place…and why it still resonates today…


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