Although Roger Waters presented his first opera "Ça Ira" a few years ago, he is usually not regarded as a classical composer. However, the now 75-year-old already came into contact with classical works in the school choir of his hometown Cambridge and later became enthusiastic about Hector Berlioz' "Symphonie fantastique". Waters' latest classical coup is a new recording of Igor Stravinsky's anti-war piece "L'histoire du soldat". Interesting: Waters does not appear as a musician, but as a speaker.
He was tired and exhausted, had already talked too much the last few days and had to step down a bit today. What the manager of Roger Waters passes on to the representative of the New York record company in the best sergeant manner shows little respect for half a dozen journalists who travelled from all over the world to the Big Apple to speak to the former Pink Floyd mastermind. All dates on a rainy Thursday noon at the end of April will be severely shortened. A nonchalant approach, which is not even communicated to most of those affected, in order to avoid resentment.
ROGER WATERS - "The Wall" and its creator 2.0
It was the absolute sensory overload. Nobody who attended one of the 219 shows could record everything that happened on stage. A sea of symbolic images, a flood of messages. A Roger Waters completely changed compared to 1980. Everything documented in impressive scenes in the new film "Roger Waters The Wall". eclipsed talked to the Pink Floyd founder about the change of "The Wall" and himself.
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He's smiling. Over and over again. He actually seems to be having fun on stage. From 2010 to 2013 he presents "The Wall" to the whole world. Make it clear that he and only he is the author of this monumental work. With its impressive concert scenes and bonus material, the new film "Roger Waters The Wall" documents even more: satisfaction with work. Joy with the people around him. I'm fine with myself. That wasn't always the case in Roger Waters' career. In 1965 Waters founded the band Sigma 6 with Nick Mason and Rick Wright. At that time he was still playing guitar, but was replaced by bass. "I was afraid to end up on drums," he was supposed to have said. It didn't get that far.
The DVD/Blu-ray release date is Thursday, 19.11.2015. A separate soundtrack (2CD/3LP) will be released next Friday, 20. November. All background information on the topic as well as an extensive interview with Roger Waters will be published on 27.11. as a big title story in the upcoming eclipsed 12/15-01/16.
Roger Waters plans to release the live DVD/Blu-ray "Roger Waters: The Wall" in November 2015, which will feature material from his three-year world tour.
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