Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume 1

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Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume I
Roger Waters - Flickering Flame front cover.jpg
Compilation album by Roger Waters
Released 13 May 2002
Recorded 1983–2001
Genre Rock
Length 70:23
Label Columbia
Producer Roger Waters, Nick Griffiths, Patrick Leonard, Ian Ritchie, James Guthrie
Roger Waters chronology
In the Flesh – Live
(2000)
Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume I
(2002)
Ça Ira
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Flickering Flame: The Solo Years Volume I is a compilation album of former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters' solo material, released in Europe and Australia in 2002 (see 2002 in music). It was not released in the US and UK[2] until 30 May 2011, when this album along with the rest of the Waters' solo material was released as part of "The Roger Waters Collection" Boxset. The album will be sold separately from the compilation, for a 12-month term.[3]

The original versions of this album were released on CD with a note on the cover saying "will not play on a PC/Mac", due to a form of copy protection.[4] Users of Apple computers reported they were unable to eject CDs with this kind of copy protection.[5]

Track listing[edit]

(All tracks composed by Roger Waters except track 1, composed by Bob Dylan and track 12, composed by Ennio Morricone and Roger Waters)

  1. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" – 4:06 (from the film The Dybbuk of The Holy Apple Field, 1998)
  2. "Too Much Rope" – 5:12 (from Amused to Death, 1992)
  3. "The Tide Is Turning" – 5:24 (from Radio K.A.O.S., 1987)
  4. "Perfect Sense, part I & II" [live] – 7:22 (from In the Flesh – Live, 2000)
  5. "Three Wishes" – 6:49 (from Amused to Death, 1992)
  6. "5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)" – 4:47 (from The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, 1984)
  7. "Who Needs Information" – 5:55 (from Radio K.A.O.S., 1987)
  8. "Each Small Candle" [live] – 8:34 (from In the Flesh – Live, 2000)
  9. "Flickering Flame [new demo]" – 6:45 (2001)
  10. "Towers of Faith" – 6:52 (from When the Wind Blows, 1986)
  11. "Radio Waves" – 4:31 (from Radio K.A.O.S., 1987)
  12. "Lost Boys Calling [original demo]" – 4:06 (finished version appears in the film The Legend of 1900, 1999)

Personnel[edit]

01 Knockin' On Heaven's Door

02 Too Much Rope & 05 Three Wishes

03 The Tide Is Turning, 07 Who Needs Information & 11 Radio Waves

  • Roger Waters – words & music, vocals, bass
  • Andy Fairweather Low & Jay Stapely – electric guitar
  • Mel Collins – saxophones
  • Ian Ritchie – fairlight programming, drum programming, piano, keyboards
  • Graham Broad – drums and percussion
  • Suzanne Rhatigan – main backing vocals
  • Ian Ritchie, John Phirkell, Peter Thomas – horn section
  • Ian Ritchie – arranged
  • Roger Waters & Ian Ritchie – produced

04 Perfect Sense, Part I & II & 08 Each Small Candle

  • Roger Waters – words & music, vocals, bass & guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
  • Snowy White – guitar
  • Andy Fairweather – guitar, bass & vocal
  • Graham Broad – drums
  • Jon Carin – keyboards
  • Andy Wallace – hammond/keyboards
  • Katie Kissoon, Susannah Melvion, P P Arnold – low vocals
  • P P Arnold - solo vocals on Perfect Sense
  • James Guthrie – produced & mixed

06 5.06am (Every Stranger's Eyes)

09 Flickering Flame

10 Towers of Faith

  • Roger Waters – words & music, vocals
  • Matt Irving – keyboards
  • Jay Stapely – electric guitar
  • John Linwood – linn programming
  • Freddie KRC – drums
  • Mel Collins – saxophone
  • John Gordon – bass
  • Clare Torry – vocals
  • Roger Waters – produced
  • Nick Griffiths – co-producer & engineer
  • Colin Lyon – assistant engineer

12 Lost Boys Calling (original demo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). "Which One's Pink?". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 147. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  3. ^ Columbia/Legacy Recordings Announce the Release of The Roger Waters Collection, retrieved 19 May 2011 
  4. ^ Roger Waters Reissues Coming in the U.K., retrieved 8 May 2016 
  5. ^ Apple Addresses Problems With Copy-Protected CDs In AppleCare Support Article, retrieved 8 May 2016 

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