Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale

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Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2018, 26 (26-10-2018)[1]
Recorded11 December 2014 - 12 December 2014[1]
VenueBridgehampton Presbyterian Church
LabelSony Classical Masterworks
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is the fifth solo album by the English rock musician Roger Waters, released on 26 October 2018 by Sony Classical Masterworks.[3] It was recorded on 11 to 12 December in 2014 at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. It is an adaptation of the narration for Igor Stravinsky’s 1918 theatrical work, where Waters is set to narrate the story and voice all of its characters.[3] In 2018, Waters recorded this version with members of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival,[4] in which he narrates his adaptation of the story and portrays all characters.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Part I[edit]

All music is composed by Igor Stravinsky.

1."The Soldier's March"1:47
2."Slogging Homeword..."2:20
3."Airs by a Stream"2:35
4."As You Can Hear..."7:41
5."The Soldier's March (Reprise)"1:48
6."Eventually, Joseph Reaches His Home Village..."2:55
8."The Soldier, Disconsolate..."4:13
9."Pastorale (Reprise)"0:37
10."The Soldier, Slowly Coming Back to Himself..."2:48
11."Airs by a Stream (Reprise): To Stretch Out on the Grass..."0:47
12."Hey Satan, You Bastard..."5:33
13."Airs by a Stream (2nd Reprise)"0:46
14."Naught to Be Gained Here..."0:05

Part II[edit]

1."The Soldier’s March (2nd Reprise): Down a Hot and Dusty Track..."0:50
2."He Doesn't Even Know Himself..."0:52
3."The Soldier’s March (3rd Reprise): Will He Take the Road to Home..."0:28
4."He Doesn't Have a Home Anymore..."3:56
5."The Royal March"2:38
6."So, All Was Arranged..."0:58
7."Later That Night..."0:39
8."The Little Concert: Light Floods the Eastern Sky..."2:59
9."The Soldier, with a Confident Air..."0:46
10."Three Dances: Tango (Part 1)"1:18
11."Three Dances: Tango (Part 2)"1:01
12."Three Dances: Waltz & Ragtime"4:02
13."So, First a Tango..."0:40
14."The Devil's Dance"1:20
15."The Devil, Confused..."0:27
16."The Little Chorale"0:42
17."The Devil Recovers Some of His Wits..."0:13
18."The Devil's Song: Alright! You’ll Be Safe at Home..."0:39
19."Hm, a Fair Warning..."0:13
20."Grand Chorale (Part 1)"0:29
21."Spring, Summer, Autumn..."0:16
22."Grand Chorale (Part 2)"0:30
23."Steady Now..."0:11
24."Grand Chorale (Part 3)"0:27
25."Steady, Just Smell the Flowers..."0:13
26."Grand Chorale (Part 4)"0:52
27."Now I Have Everything..."0:34
28."Grand Chorale (Part 5)"0:55
29."The Princess, All Excited..."1:21
30."Grand Chorale (Part 6)"0:26
31."And So, Off They Go..."1:13
32."Triumphal March of the Devil"2:24

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Igor Stravinsky's The Solider's Tale: Narration by Roger Waters". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ Manheim, James. "Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale – Roger Waters: Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Worthington, Clint (5 October 2018). "Roger Waters to release adaptation of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale". consequenceofsound. Archived from the original on 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Rock Legend Roger Waters Has Adapted The Narration And Recorded Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" - He Narrates The Whole This Harrowing Modern Fairy Tale Himself". Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019./
  5. ^ "Music News Digest - September 12, 2018". FYI Music News. Archived from the original on September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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