October 22, 2019 – 4:50 am


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Manchester 2018 [no label, 2CD]

Us + Them European Tour. Live at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK; July 3, 2018. Excellent audience recording.

Thanks to rbose1 for sharing the show at Dime.

rbose1 noted:

The lights dimmed and the show started with a video of a solitary woman sitting on a sand dune with her back turned to the camera looking out to sea. After 19 minutes the sky turned red and the show proper commenced. The woman reappeared in the video montages on and off throughout the show. An unexpected cheer towards the end of the intro indicated England had just gone 1:0 up against Colombia in the World Cup!

There was a 20-minute intermission between sets and the video screens continued the political rhetoric. At the start of the second set large screens descended from the roof in the centre of the arena and chimney stacks elongated from them to make a replica of Battersea power station. An inflatable pig then did a circuit of the arena. We were also buzzed by a flying refelctive orb and were showered with “Resist” confetti and lasers.

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Sound Professionals SP-SPSB-11 Mini Battery Module with Bass Roll-Off (16Hz)
Edirol R-09HR 44.1kHz / 16 bit
CD Wave Editor > Trader’s Little Helper > FLAC level 8
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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 19:44
Track 102. Speak To Me 0:34
Track 103. Breathe 3:00
Track 104. One Of These Days 5:33
Track 105. Time 5:54
Track 106. Breathe (Reprise) 1:12
Track 107. The Great Gig In The Sky 5:07
Track 108. Welcome To The Machine 7:00
Track 109. Deja Vu 5:43
Track 110. The Last Refugee 4:22
Track 111. Picture That 6:52
Track 112. Wish You Were Here 5:09
Track 113. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives 1:49
Track 114. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 3:20
Track 115. Another Brick In The Wall Part 3 2:45
78 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Intro 3:07
Track 202. Dogs 17:07
Track 203. Pigs (Three Different Ones) 11:39
Track 204. Money 6:24
Track 205. Us And Them 8:03
Track 206. Smell The Roses 6:02
Track 207. Brain Damage 3:47
Track 208. Eclipse 5:16
Track 209. Band introductions 6:47
Track 210. Comfortably Numb 9:40
78 mins

Roger Waters - vocals, bass, guitar
Jonathan Wilson - guitar, vocals
Dave Kilminster - guitar, bass
Gus Seyffert - bass, guitar
Jon Carin - keyboards, guitar, lap steel
Bo Koster - keyboards, synthesizer
Ian Ritchie - saxophone
Joey Waronker - drums
Jess Wolfe - backing vocals, percussion
Holly Laessig - backing vocals, percussion

Click here to order Roger Waters releases.

  1. 23 Responses to “ROGER WATERS - MANCHESTER 2018”

  2. Rog’s politics aren’t to everyone’s taste but his show and his band are first rate. Thank you, BigO.

    By Brian Griffin on Oct 22, 2019

  3. I saw Roger perform The Wall in its entirety. Hell of a show. Pink Floyd was like The Band-Floyd and Roger were not as good separate from one another, nor was Robbie Robertson and The Band without him.

    By Mark on Oct 22, 2019

  4. Thanks rbose1 for recording this so well and for sharing it with us. I was up in the Gods at the MEN Arena (not a favourite venue of mine at all) that night and had a reasonable good view of the stage until Battersea Power Station was inflated. The sound quality was incredible and the band performance very memorable. Unfortunately for me most of the people around me seemed to have paid big money to half watch the show and half watch the football on their mobiles and I had to ask one to my side to stop talking about the match so that I could enjoy the music. Your recording has filled in the gaps that I missed courtesy of Harry Kane & company at the World Cup so a big big thanks

    By Graeme Wright on Oct 22, 2019

  5. I try to separate an entertainers politics and character from their music and or acting ability etc . That’s why I can’t stand Springsteen’s constant Trump bashing and before that his Bush bashing similar to what the Dixie Chicks . Just shut up and sing and play. Music / Movies etc should be an escape from all the crap in the world . We get a dose of reality every time we turn on the news .

    By Bill on Oct 22, 2019

  6. Agree with Mark that Waters / Robertson etc while great were better in the.context of their respective bands . Floyd and Roger were both better together. By the way Wish you were here is my Favorite Floyd Album over Dark Side and The Wall .

    By Bill on Oct 22, 2019

  7. Rumor has it Roger gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 22, 2019

  8. Rumor has it Gilmour gots a Big Un too

    By U L E on Oct 22, 2019

  9. Too many Big Uns that’s why they broke up.

    By U L E on Oct 22, 2019

  10. Speaking of big uns . When will we get some more Frank Sinatra shows ? I miss his mafia stories as well as the tales of his big Italian sausage.

    By Santino on Oct 22, 2019

  11. Hey U L E, what a sad lonely, miserable live you must lead. The same juvenile comment over and over. Ever hear of originality, Asshole?

    By Rustleb on Oct 22, 2019

  12. Hey U L E, what a sad lonely, miserable life you must lead. The same juvenile comment over and over. Ever hear of originality, Asshole?

    By Rustleb on Oct 22, 2019

  13. Now it’s true, not a rumor anymore, the only thing U L E like is taking uns in his mouth and in in Ass ! So lot !

    By The Crow on Oct 23, 2019

  14. Thank you Big O Amigos. This will be just the right sound track to welcome fall to Thompson this weekend. Anybody know were I can download Mr. Waters and company performing his version of Echoes? Respectfully, James

    By James Smith on Oct 23, 2019

  15. J’ai vu ce show de ROGER WATERS, une première fois à Anvers (Belgique) et une seconde fois à Lille (France) et cela à quelques jours d’intervalle.
    Ce concert restera l’un de mes meilleurs que j’ai pu voir parmi les centaines de concerts auxquels j’ai assisté depuis de très nombreuses années.
    Thanks Big O.

    By Bernard (France) on Oct 23, 2019

  16. Not gay but straight. Gots a wife and kids ‘ just relaying rumors

    By U L E on Oct 23, 2019

  17. Hearing Roger Waters solo makes me appreciate Rick Wright, David Gilmour,and Nick Mason’s musical contributions to his lyrics. This is a greatest hits playlist with a few songs from his last album (which was a good one) but he’s made three other solo albums, a solo album, and a solo album in all but name (The Final Cut) and there aren’t any songs from them on his setlist.

    Some artists (Woody Guthrie, for instance) are inseparable from their politics. I think Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young see their music that way. I think they also want to deny conservative/Trump voters a respite from criticism–they don’t want to create a safe place for them to forget the consequences of their political beliefs. If you want a comfortable place to ignore reality, try Fox News!

    By Eric on Oct 23, 2019

  18. It’s funny when you go to you see all this nonsense new like Ashley Olsen Wore a Huge Marc Jacobs Gown to Jennifer Lawrence’s Wedding.
    How about news like
    1. For myself….so the news would be. A man with a degree has to get 2nd job to pay off his car and bills because living in the world today sucks.
    2. The truth is unfolds…Roger waters ruined pink floyd and why Richard Wright was right.

    if you read this far, then you are wearing the inside out.

    By Nirob on Oct 23, 2019

  19. I’m holding out
    For the day
    When all the clouds
    Have blown away

    By Eric on Oct 24, 2019

  20. I’m holding out
    For the day
    When Derrick, The Antichrist, HHH, Nelson, Jerry Disher, Der Furher, and Bill
    Have gone away.

    By Brian Griffin on Oct 24, 2019

  21. Bill ????

    By David on Oct 25, 2019

  22. I suspect Bill to be one of the many heads of the Derrick hydra.

    By Brian Griffin on Oct 25, 2019

  23. Don’t see it myself. He talks music . That’s like saying Sluggo and Sarge too . For me I would include U L E . Tiresome and boring as hell so repetitive.

    By David on Oct 25, 2019

  24. ULE it’s difficult to believer you’re straight, what with your unrelenting obsession with dicks. If you are married and have kids,I’m guessing you are a total embarrassment to them all. you need to go find a new sandbox to play in.

    By Mel on Oct 26, 2019

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