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NEW ALBUM: Roger Waters "Igor Stavinsky's a soldiers tale"
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Spotify listen:

ive heard of Stravinsky (probably,without knowing, even heard bits of his music)...
ive heard of "a soldiers tale" (but not heard it)…
ive heard of Roger Waters (even heard and own some of his material)…

anyway,
this is Waters narrating the story to a classical music backdrop...
there are three character parts, the soldier, the devil and the narrator, all played
by Waters....
he has a great voice, expression and vocal tones for narration...
I never lost my interest in this 80 minute narration once on any occasion...
although not about his father, whom he has recorded about since and after the late 1970s,
it is about loss and return during and after war...
this is a very good album, but I cant help thinking he could have written and recorded something
original, like an expansion of "the final cut" in this style...

superb album...

something Ruby and Jerome could probably sink their teeth into.

Waters interview about the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTVuZpqDVA0

from the album:

"slogging homeward"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHF_4p5k...3k&index=2

"as you can hear...."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPOrNTNB...3k&index=4
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#2
^My immediate association with Stravinsky is The Firebird, and other ballets.
Will definitely check it out.
How did it pop up on your radar CH? I've been oblivious! Rolleyes
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#3
Did not see this one coming at all. Thx for the heads up CH. I agree about the expansion of The Final Cut. That was his most emotive album ever. It's spine-chilling.
'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.
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it was pure accident I came about this album release, I was reading something totally unrelated on the internet and one of those dreaded 'pop up' adverts came up promoting the album and I thought "why hasn't Ruby or Jerome mentioned this???" so I gave it a whirl on Spotify,
had no idea what to expect so I had no pre conceptions.
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#5
^Today, this appeared on Allmusic - a new release - https://www.allmusic.com/album/igor-stra...0003190470 - it's kinda curious that this should happen at the same time as the release of Roger Waters' adaptation, which incidentally, is not mentioned by AMG. I haven't had a chance to listen yet.
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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#6
its not often I go back and revisit an album via Spotify but I did with this one...

I still love it, on the "to purchase" list now
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(02-11-2018, 21:44)Ruby Wrote: ^Today, this appeared on Allmusic - a new release - https://www.allmusic.com/album/igor-stra...0003190470 - it's kinda curious that this should happen at the same time as the release of Roger Waters' adaptation, which incidentally, is not mentioned by AMG. I haven't had a chance to listen yet.

the Roger Waters' album appears on last week's list at Allmusic https://www.allmusic.com/newreleases/all/20181026
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#8
^Missed that! I stand corrected. Blush
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