It's Official: Roger Waters Releasing First Album in 25 Years on June 2

Produced by Radiohead's Nigel Godrich, the record is called "Is This The Life We Really Want?"

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It's Official: Roger Waters Releasing First Album in 25 Years on June 2
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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has announced that his first record in quarter of a century will be released on June 2 via Columbia Records under the title of "Is This The Life We Really Want?"

Produced by Radiohead's Nigel Godrich, the record will feature 12 fresh tracks from Mr. Waters.

Apart from Roger on vocals, acoustic and bass guitar and Nigel on keyboards and guitar, the album features Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

You can check out the track listing below.

'Is This The Life We Really Want?' track listing

1. When We Were Young
2. Deja Vu
3. The Last Refugee
4. Picture That
5. Broken Bones
6. Is This the Life We Really Want?
7. Bird in a Gale
8. The Most Beautiful Girl
9. Smell the Roses
10. Wait for Her
11. Oceans Apart
12. Part of Me Died

15 comments sorted by best / new / date

    dennis.1960
    I think it's great to see Roger releasing something new rather than another remake/repackage/rearrangement of The Wall  
    whaip
    I feel kind of sad for him because of the extremly high expectations everybody has.
    GR84
    I don't think Waters is worried much about that. He's a personal writer, not a pop writer.
    rodrigo.mij1990
    Just 11 tracks? DUDE, even amazed to death is longer than this
    frenchabortion
    Is this the life we really want?  One where some stupid old man from a bullshit band continues to put out the same garbage.... No, no it isn't
    d.floresumana
    My expectations are really low on this... I don't really like most of his solo work. Hope this one has a more mid-70s-Pink-Floyd-vibe (DSOTM/WYWH/A).
    jschexna
    first amused to death.....now bored to tears.    ten to one he bitches about politics the whole time.....  YAWN!!!