Roger Waters: The Lockdown Sessions CD and limited vinyl LP out today
Written by Matt   
Friday, 02 June 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 in April we gave the good news for those of you interested in this, is that a CD and limited vinyl LP had been announced. Today - June 2nd, 2023 - these physical editions have hit the shelves of stores (both real and virtual). With the vinyl edition being limited, we suspect it won't hang around for long, so if you want to add to your collection, it's worth doing so without too much delay.

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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