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Amused To Death

Roger Waters Audio CD
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4. Perfect Sense, Part II
5. The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range
6. Late Home Tonight, Part I
7. Late Home Tonight, Part II
8. Too Much Rope
9. What God Wants, Part II
10. What God Wants, Part III
11. Watching TV
12. Three Wishes
13. It's A Miracle
14. Amused To Death

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Amused to Death is perfectly titled; it conveys its maker's mordant humor and underlying pessimism. Roger Waters's third solo album allowed a faint but perceptible return to the sound of his estranged former band, Pink Floyd. There are moments here ("What God Wants," "Three Wishes") that recall nothing so much as the densely textured sound of Animals and The Wall. And like those works, this is a concept album--the concept (as ever with Waters) being the crappy nature of modern life. Fair enough, but as usual, his satire is blunt and the targets of his scorn obvious. Former Eagle Don Henley duets on "Watching TV," while Jeff Beck contributes taut, lyrical solos to a number of tracks, notably "It's a Miracle." Waters's voice, however, remains the same: a weary whisper, positively dripping with contempt. --Andrew McGuire

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Roger Waters solo music, just like David Gilmour's music goes right into my Pink Floyd collection. Relating to Pink Floyd, solos and tributes, as a Floyd fan we have no choice but to obtain all related music. This research becomes a fun hobby and I am finding new songs that I have never heard. To give you another direction, currently I have discovered a past Band called "The Tee Set" and this was found because of Syd Barrett belonging to this Band. I mention this only to offer some help as I can't tell you much more about this album "Amused To Death". I do enjoy this album and it's a must have. Absolutely 5 stars here. Thank you for taking a moment to read this review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waters' finest hour as a solo artist June 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
Former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist/mastermind Roger Waters released his third post-Pink Floyd solo effort Amused to Death in September of 1992. Amused to Death was over five years in the making due to his battle with his ex-bandmates on the rights to the Pink Floyd name. When Amused hit record stores, it was modestly received peaking at #21 on the US album chart and had a huge rock radio hit with What God Wants Part 1. Roger's third solo album's sound was a return to the sound of his estranged former band, Pink Floyd unlike his two 80s works Pros and Cons or Radio K.A.O.S.. There are plenty of moments here (the aforementioned What God Wants(pt.1), the opening Ballad of Bill Hubbard, Three Wishes) that recall the sound of later Floyd works like Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut. Like those works, this is a concept album--the concept (as ever with Waters) being the crappy nature of modern life as depicted on television with the Gulf War and the Tijanamen Square incidents as examples and also the rise of a corporate world. His satire is blunt as usual and the targets of his scorn are obvious. Eagle drummer/vocalist Don Henley duets on Watching TV(which was about the Tijanamen Square incident and the collaboration of Henley and Waters triggered a friendship between the two which is still strong today). Legendary rock guitar legend Jeff Beck(like Clapton on Pros and Cons was a Yardbird) contributed taut, lyrical solos to a number of tracks(Bill Hubbard, What God Wants(pts. 1 and 3), Watching TV, Three Wishes, It's a Miracle and the closing optimistic title cut). The late conductor Michael Kamen contributed some stirring orchestrations on this album as well. Waters' voice was mainly reduced to a weary whisper, positively dripping with contempt due to the strain his vocal cords suffered from all the screaming on The Wall, The Final Cut and Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking. This album is a classic and a welcome return for Roger Waters. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes a while, then takes over Oct. 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
I hated this album when I first listened to it.
I bought it with Waters' other two albums, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking and Radio K.A.O.S. and thoroughly enjoyed each of them separately just before I went to bed across two nights. I listened to them in order, which got me ATD last. Well, I didn't really like any song on the album with the exception of The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range. I thought it was boring, and confusing, and really droll.
Guess what? Amused To Death is now my favourite album.
I have every single recording Pink Floyd ever put out, and this tops them all, including the five-star stretch between The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Final Cut. It grew on me slowly as I listened to it over and over, 'giving it a chance' as all the reviewers on this site who liked it tell you to do. And it was SO worth it. Ever have a song that resonates with you musically and lyrically so much that when you sing along to it you can't help but grin and you get that feeling that you can't even sing anymore? Most of this album ends up doing that to you. It's not just that Waters' lyrics are among the best ever written, although they are; the music is actually excellent too. The album's weak point is right where it should be, in the middle, with three 'meh' songs that aren't too bad either. The other ELEVEN tracks are PERFECT. I mean, they're SPOTLESS.
1. The Ballad of Bill Hubbard - very moody, Floydish atmospheric music is the background to a World War veteran's tragic story. Sets the mood perfectly.
2. What God Wants Part One - Catchy to a fault, and so easy to sing along with, this is Roger's newest anthem and is every bit as good as Another Brick In The Wall. Ironic lyrics about how 'God' is used as an excuse by...well, everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff June 14 2004
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Contrary to what many say, Roger Waters' solo albums are excellent. Check out this dense, intelligent album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roger's best solo album without question June 12 2004
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Former Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters released his third post-Pink Floyd solo effort Amused to Death in September of 1992. Amused to Death was over five years in the making due to his battle with his ex-bandmates on the rights to the Pink Floyd name. When Amused hit record stores, it was modest received peaking at #21 and had a huge rock radio hit with What God Wants Part 1. Roger's third solo album's sound was a return to the sound of his estranged former band, Pink Floyd unlike his 80s works like Pros and Cons or Radio K.A.O.S. There are plenty of moments here (the aforementioned What God Wants(pt.1), the opening Ballad of Bill Hubbard, Three Wishes) that recall the sound of later Floyd works like Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut. Like those works, this is a concept album--the concept (as ever with Waters) being the crappy nature of modern life as depicted on television with the Gulf War and the Tijanamen Square incidents as examples and also the rise of a corporate world. His satire is blunt as usual and the targets of his scorn are obvious. Eagle drummer/vocalist Don Henley duets on Watching TV(which was about the Tijanamen Square incident and the collaboration of Henley and Waters triggered a friendship between the two which is still strong today). Legendary rock guitar legend Jeff Beck(like Clapton on Pros and Cons was a Yardbird) contributed taut, lyrical solos to a number of tracks(Bill Hubbard, What God Wants(pts. 1 and 3), Watching TV, Three Wishes, It's a Miracle and the closing optimistic title cut. The late Michael Kamen contributed some stirring orchestrations on this album as well. Waters' voice was mainly reduced to a weary whisper, positively dripping with contempt due to the strain his vocal cords suffered from all the screaming on The Wall, The Final Cut and Pros and Cons. This album is a classic and a welcome return for Roger Waters. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waters' tired soul
when a man is tired , you can touch the feeling in a way:::listen to his voice
Published on June 9 2004 by Reza
5.0 out of 5 stars REVOLUTIONARY WATERS
This great recording reflects an essential fact about Roger Waters that I have found no allusions to in either the pro or con reviews here. Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by Acataleptus
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a welcome addition for any Floyd fan
I have to be honest, sometimes Roger Waters' lyrics just are annoying at times and can be used as tool to mock him. As he croaks " Old timer who you gonna kill next? Read more
Published on March 11 2004 by filterite
4.0 out of 5 stars A tough one to review
The disintegration of the collective Pink Floyd brain saw the Roger Waters 'frontal lobe' become permanently detached from the David Gilmour 'temporal lobe'. Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2004 by Neil Fitzgerald
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Point In Roger's Solo Career
In my opinion, this is the best solo album released by Roger Waters. It outshines "Radio KAOS" completely, and barely edges out "Pros And Cons Of HitchHiking". Read more
Published on Feb. 18 2004 by "breathe127"
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad at all
I admit I was a bit skeptical about this cd, but now that I've listened to it, I like it. Roger Waters really is a genius and this cd picks up a little bit of that Pink Floyd... Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by CarolinaGirl86
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad Roger......
It is common knowledge that all, or at least 99% of Floyd fans, fall into 2 categories...the Waters camp, and the other three. While I understand the deal with the breakup... Read more
Published on Jan. 28 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars true floyd genious
the real genious behind pink floyd has struck once again.this album is a must have for floyd fans. menacing guitar licks and solo's from jeff beck who join roger on this solo... Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2004 by wallace snow
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