Roger Waters will launch “The Lockdown Classes” on CD and vinyl in June.
The 79-year-old musician – who’s presently touring Europe, taking part in 40 exhibits in 14 European international locations – recorded the songs at his residence in England throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and now plans to launch the data on June 2nd.
“The Lockdown Classes” options “Comfortably Numb” because the album’s last observe, and the Pink Floyd co-founder defined the evolution of his work throughout the lockdown.
Roger – who launched his debut solo album, ‘The Execs and Cons of Hitch Climbing’, in 1984 – stated: “Our Us and Them Tour lasted three years… Each live performance we did an encore after the primary present closed with ‘Comfortably Numb’…the encore was nonetheless ‘Mom’…I do not bear in mind why I made a decision to start out doing different songs?
“Anyway, sooner or later after the tour… I began pondering, ‘He might make an attention-grabbing album, all these encores’… ‘The Encores’. ‘Yeah, that sounds nice!’ Then… I am in England doing the Ginger Baker tribute live performance on a Tuesday evening at Hammersmith Odeon with Eric Clapton and… the next Saturday marching from the Australian Embassy to Parliament Sq. to offer a speech in help of Julian Assange, when b** *** me, COVID …Schlummmm! For me it was Friday March 13, 2020. Lockdown!
“A lot for the ‘Encores’ mission. Until… We have added ‘Comfortably Numb’ on the finish of the gathering, as a becoming exclamation level to shut this circle of affection.”