Roger Waters - Amused To Death 'Analogue Productions 4LP Edition'
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 18 June 2022

Roger Waters - Amused To Death 2022 4LP 200g Analogue Productions editionTo be released in the UK on 2nd September, the 'Analogue Productions 4LP Edition' of Roger Waters' incredible album, Amused To Death, is sure to be a popular (albeit very expensive) choice for those who want to hear the album hopefully at its very best.

This audiophile favourite — with its Analogue Productions 2LP reissue in 2015 being a rapid seller - is back with an upgrade. Now a 45rpm, 4LP 200-gram set, the remastered audio completed by long-time Roger Waters/Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer James Guthrie is apparently "chillingly detailed — every cricket chirp and dog bark on this distinctive album has even more sonic intensity and dimension. An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades.

"With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly - and unthinkingly — in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, it still speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2022, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.

"[It is being] pressed at Quality Record Pressings [with] updated cover and gatefold art by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 "The Wall Live" tour and movie." You can place your orders now though this direct link at RoughTrade.com. For those of you in North America, AcousticSounds are listing this release, but their details are much vaguer - they don't have a release date, and the product they are offering is apparently on four 180g pieces of vinyl, and not 200g as with Rough Trade's version. However, this might be an outdated listing. AcousticSounds do ship worldwide, although shipping costs can be high, so the Rough Trade option might be preferable (especially if it avoids import duties for you).