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New Roger Waters album - Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - coming on 180g vinyl; video trailer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Roger Waters - The Soldier's TaleLast month, we brought you the news about the somewhat unexpected latest project from Roger Waters. It was confirmed that Roger, in conjunction with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra, had been working on a new album - Igor Stravinksky's The Soldier's Tale - to be released on CD via Sony Music Classical, on October 26th, 2018.

For this new recording of this classic, Roger has rewritten the text, telling the whole of the harrowing modern fairy tale, playing not just the Soldier, the Devil and the Narrator, but all the other characters as well!

In this update, we've got the good news that on November 30th, 2018, a special, 180g heavyweight vinyl double album, housed in a gatefold sleeve, is being released. This should prove to be very popular, and with the work spread across four sides of vinyl, we suspect the sound quality will be excellent. We've also got the newly released trailer for the album, to give you a taste of things - it can be seen just below.

The track listing for this album is shown below the ordering info; longer term visitors to Brain Damage will recall that Roger performed The Soldier's Tale back in 2008 with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Orchestra. It clearly made a big impression on him, resulting in this recorded collaboration with the same orchestra, which certainly sounds very intriguing.

ORDERING INFORMATION:
To secure your copy now, for despatch upon release, please use these direct links, which will also qualify for Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - they will automatically charge the lowest asking price between your order, and release:

ROGER WATERS - STRAVINKSKY'S THE SOLDIER'S TALE
- on 2LP 180g VINYL: 
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ROGER WATERS - STRAVINKSKY'S THE SOLDIER'S TALE
- on single CD: 
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Here's the track listing of this single CD release; as yet we don't have the details of how the tracks are split across the four sides of vinyl:

    1. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / The Soldiers March
    2. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / The Soldier is Tired
    3. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Airs by a Stream
    4. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / As You Can Hear...
    5. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / The Soldiers March (Reprise)
    6. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Eventually, Joseph Reaches his Home Village...
    7. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Pastorale
    8. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / The Soldier, Disconsolate...
    9. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Pastorale (Reprise)
    10. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / The Soldier, Slowly Coming Back to Himself...
    11. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Airs by a Stream (Reprise) - To Stretch Out on the Grass...
    12. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Hey Satan, You Bastard...
    13. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Airs by a Stream (2nd Reprise)
    14. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part I / Nowt to be Gained Here...
    15. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Soldiers March (2nd Reprise): Down a Hot and Dusty Track...
    16. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / He Doesn't Even Know Himself...
    17. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Soldiers March, (3nd Reprise): Will he Take the Road to Home...
    18. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / He doesn't have a Home Anymore...
    19. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Royal March
    20. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / So all was Arranged...
    21. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Later that Night...
    22. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Little Concert - Light Floods the Eastern Sky...
    23. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Soldier, with a Confident Air...
    24. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Three Dances - Tango, Pt. 1
    25. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Three Dances - Tango, Pt. 2
    26. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Three Dances - Waltz & Ragtime
    27. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / So First a Tango...
    28. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Devil's Dance
    29. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Devil, Confused...
    30. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Little Chorale
    31. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Devil Recovers Some of his Wits
    32. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Devil's Song - All Right! You'll be Safe at Home...
    33. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Hm, a Fair Warning...
    34. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 1)
    35. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Spring, Summer, Autumn...
    36. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 2)
    37. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Steady Now...
    38. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 3)
    39. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Steady, Just Smell the Flowers...
    40. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 4)
    41. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Now I have Everything...
    42. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 5)
    43. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / The Princess, all Excited...
    44. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Grand Chorale (Part 6)
    45. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / And so, Off They Go...
    46. The Soldier's Tale - Narrated by Roger Waters / Part II / Triumphal March of the Devil
 
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