Roger Waters to release Lockdown Sessions of CD and vinyl LP
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 April 2023

Roger Waters - The Lockdown Sessions: physical release on CD and vinyl LPBack in December, we told you about a new, streaming-only release from Roger Waters - The Lockdown Sessions. The album consists of six songs, and runs for 39 and a half minutes. At that time, there were no publicised plans for a physical release of this, but the good news for those of you interested in this, is that this afternoon a CD and vinyl LP has been announced, for release on June 2nd, 2023.

Housed in a gatefold cover, the tracks on the album are Mother, Two Suns In The Sunset, Vera, The Gunner's Dream, The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range, and Comfortably Numb 2022.

Roger explained that he was going to do an album of unusual encores, but then lockdown struck. "Our Us and Them Tour lasted three years... At every gig we did an encore after the main show closed with Comfortably Numb… the encore was always Mother... I can't remember why I decided to start doing other songs?... Anyway, at some point after the end of the tour… I started thinking, "It could make an interesting album, all those encores"… "The Encores". "Yeah, has a nice ring to it!" Then…I'm in England doing the Ginger Baker tribute gig one Tuesday night at the Hammersmith Odeon with Eric Clapton and… the following Saturday marching from The Australian Embassy to Parliament Square to make a speech in support of Julian Assange, when bugger me, Covid…Schlummmm!

"For me it was Friday March 13th 2020. Lockdown! So much for the "Encores" project. Unless… We've tacked C. Numb on the end of the collection, as an appropriate exclamation point in closing this circle of love." The Lockdown Sessions were recorded at home during the Covid lockdown between 2020 and 2021.

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