|1. The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard|
|2. What God Wants, Part I|
|3. Perfect Sense, Part I|
|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|
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, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, 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.
The 2015 2 LP 200 gram vinyl edition of Amused to Death features remastered audio completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie, and has been pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The cover and gatefold art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters’ 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour and movie.
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
Very good music , love Roger Waters.
Quality of pressing is so so. I would expect more from 200 grams record
Side A , first song have static noises that I could not... Read more
Didn't know that album and it was over off my expectation. The 5.1 mix is well done.Published 23 days ago by Andre Paquette
Absolutely wonderful album, loved every song. Yet another great one from Roger Waters.Published 1 month ago by AlexB
My fav Roger Waters album has been maticulously mastered for vinyl- outstanding! What a great engaging album Waters produced. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr.Vinyl