ROGER WATERS - TORONTO 2010

September 23, 2010 – 9:43 am

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ROGER WATERS
Toronto 2010 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; September 18, 2010. Very good audience recording.

When Roger Waters took The Wall on the road this year, it was a special event. The Wall may be different without Dave Gilmour’s blistering guitar but the show must go on. At this point of the Waters-Gilmour breakup/partnership, it’s doubtful if anyone was hoping that Waters would fall flat on his face doing The Wall. Fans are only too happy that Waters is still playing The Wall - this being the 30th anniversary of the show’s debut in Toronto.

This is what Bryan Borzykowski reported in metronews.ca: “It was the mind-blowing visuals that really struck me. Waters used the wall as a giant screen to display bizarre animations and photos and the more the wall got built up the more ambitious the displays got. It felt like I was watching a movie directed by a Las Vegas veteran (I mean that in the best possible way).

“I’ve seen epic shows before. There was Pink Floyd’s brilliant light show on the Division Bell tour; U2’s flying lemon during PopMart; Madonna’s always over-the-top spectacle; but this was different… This took the best parts of those performances - minus Madge’s scantily clad dancers - and took it to James Cameron-like extravagance.”

The Wall is generally seen as how a young man distances himself from the world. In the tour notes, Waters said: “I started to think that maybe there is something in the story of The Wall, which is about this one guy… that could be seen as an allegory for the way nations behave towards one another, or religions behave towards one another.”

Perhaps Hazel Sheffield of the UK Telegraph has a point when she noted: “If tonight’s audience is representative, the anniversary tour is for reliving prog rock’s most ambitious avenue with die-hard fans, rather than for any possible notion of repackaging Floyd for a new generation.”

But as Waters told Rolling Stone magazine: “You can’t ask people to go to the circus and just have fleas in the middle - you’ve got to have elephants and tigers.” The Wall was meant to be a spectacle - otherwise might as well play it as a acoustic set - and so it is.

Thanks to Many (nerdlogger)/mayromlo for taping the show, touching it up and sharing it on the net.

Lineage: Audio Technica SP-CMC-8 (mounted on baseball cap) > Zoom H4N 24/96 w/ Auto Level and Mic input w/ Limit2 > Adobe Soundbooth (Secret Nerdsauce Effect, Downsample to 16/44 Wav) > Audacity Export to Flac > Flac (Level 8, 16-bit, 44.1-Khz)

And keep a lookout for Roger Waters at the United Center, Chicago, September 20, 2010.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at mybigo@bigozine.com if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. In the Flesh (7.6MB)
Track 102. The Thin Ice (4.2MB)
Track 103. Another Brick in the Wall Part 1 (7.6MB)
Track 104. The Happiest Days of our Lives (1.8MB)
Track 105. Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (12.3MB)
Track 106. Mother (12.5MB)
Track 107. Goodbye Blue Sky (5.9MB)
Track 108. Empty Spaces (6.9MB)
Track 109. Young Lust (8.9MB)
Track 110. One of My Turns (5.8MB)
Track 111. Don’t Leave Me Now (6.2MB)
Track 112. Another Brick in the Wall Part 3 (8.4MB)
Track 113. Goodbye Cruel World (1.5MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Hey You (8.6MB)
Track 202. Is There Anybody Out There? (4.1MB)
Track 203. Nobody Home (5.4MB)
Track 204. Vera (2.0MB)
Track 205. Bring the Boys Back Home (3.5MB)
Track 206. Comfortably Numb (12.4MB)
Track 207. The Show Must Go On (3.9MB)
Track 208. In The Flesh (7.5MB)
Track 209. Run Like Hell (11.5MB)
Track 210. Waiting for the Worms (6.2MB)
Track 211. Stop (843k)
Track 212. The Trial (11.2MB)
Track 213. Outside the Wall (8.2MB)

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  1. 12 Responses to “ROGER WATERS - TORONTO 2010”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! i will see roger waters nov 18 in atlanta at the philips arena. if that show turns up, post it too and i’ll get it. last oct 4 i saw metallica play there, and, in the past, i’ve seen pearl jam in aug 00 but missed sonic youth and in dec 99 i saw rage against the machine play there.

    i’ve gotten every show you posted since miles berlin.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on Sep 23, 2010

  3. correction. every show since dylan atlantic city.

    By Ed Saad on Sep 23, 2010

  4. I went to this saw and it was fantastic.

    Thanks Big O!!

    By Jay Abraham on Sep 23, 2010

  5. It doesn’t get much better than this. I had a friend tell me once if I listened to “The Wall” I’d become depressed and manic. I think he meant excited. Keep ‘em coming!

    By Curt on Sep 23, 2010

  6. And one of my favorite bands (Venice from LA) are doing backing vocals on this tour. Brothers Pat and Kipp Lennon with their cousin Mark Lennon. A pitty Mark’s brother Michael Lennon didn’t make it. David Crosby once declared Venice “Best vocal band in he world” Checkout their website http://www.venicecentral.com

    By gerard on Sep 23, 2010

  7. I was at the show 2 nights before this recording……AWESOME!!!
    Roger is in fine form with the band playing flawless!

    By todd on Sep 24, 2010

  8. thanks a zillion saw the show in IL and it was fantastic!

    By chas on Sep 24, 2010

  9. Can’t wait to see this show!!! Never saw Pink Floyd..but totally excited to see this unbelievable show! Heard it is the most awesome concert EVER! I have waited soo long..and The Wall is my fav album of all time..love the lyrics and it moves me soo much! Nov 3rd is my date with Roger…luv him cant wait……

    By Pam Carbone on Sep 24, 2010

  10. i just want that one track when gilmour shows up for comfy numb the one city when it finally happens. theres what..94 dates? no advance notice when it will happen? no hints? no clues? nothing eh? we dont even know if it will happen in north america. the odds are that it will. i didnt think that of the 4 or 5 shows i have heard that the solo on comfy quite hit it with me. it seems rushed. i have all 31 floyd wall shows and a huge number of post waters floyd comfy numbs and a few dg solo comfy numbs and i am sure some will say these wall shows are fine and dandy but for me theyre missing something. i saw all 12 usa wall shows in 80 and 3 in eng. i have 2 vids of the 80 tour. these shows so far dont quite hit it for me. i thought about going. the excitement might help but without that the audio just isnt quite there for me. otherwise thank u enormously for this download. as always.

    By darth on Sep 24, 2010

  11. Thanks for the recording. Big fan from PF, Roger Waters (saw the DSOTM tour) AND VENICE !!!!

    By Yolovevenice on Sep 24, 2010

  12. I cannot wait to give this a listen. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Wall and I have several of the live 80-81 shows. I’m sure Roger makes this a classic performance. Thanks BigO!

    By Matt on Oct 27, 2010

  13. Amazing show. The audio here is fairly decent, better than any recordings i’ve found so far. I really want a DVD though, the visuals were incredible!

    By Velex on Nov 19, 2010

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