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On October 17, 1988.

On October 17, 1988, “Harvest” label released “Opel”, and album compiled from Syd Barrett’s recordings made between 1968 and 1970. It features unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, “The Madcap Laughs”,  and “Barrett”. It was recorded at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Gareth Cousins – mix engineer

Track listing”

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Opel
  2. Clown and Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair – lyrics based on a poem by James Joyce
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined and Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let’s Split
  11. Lanky (Party One)
  12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair (instrumental version)

On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Is This the Life We Really Want?” the fifth Roger Waters album. It was recorded 2010 – 2017, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters– vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano
  • Nigel Godrich– keyboards, guitar, sound collages, arrangements
  • Gus Seyffert – guitar, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Jonathan Wilson– guitar, keyboards
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.– keyboards
  • Lee Pardini – keyboards
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jessica Wolfe– vocals
  • Holly Laessig – vocals
  • David Campbell– string arrangements

All tracks written by Roger Waters, except where noted.

  1. When We Were Young
  2. Déjà Vu
  3. The Last Refugee
  4. Picture That
  5. Broken Bones
  6. Is This the Life We Really Want?
  7. Bird in a Gale
  8. The Most Beautiful Girl
  9. Smell the Roses
  10. Wait for Her – Roger Waters, Mahmoud Darwish.
  11. Oceans Apart
  12. Part of Me Died

 

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Pitch-A-Tent” label released the third, self-titled Camper Van Beethoven album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne

Personnel:

  • Victor Krummenacher- bass guitar, backing vocals, spoken word
  • David Lowery- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Greg Lisher- lead guitar
  • Chris Molla -pedal steel guitar, guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Chris Pedersen- drums
  • Jonathan Segel- violin, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, sitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo
  • Tom Fox – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne, except where noted.

  1. Good Guys and Bad Guys
  2. Joe Stalin’s Cadillac
  3. Five Sticks
  4. Lulu Land – Paul MacKinney
  5. Une Fois
  6. We Saw Jerry’s Daughter
  7. Surprise Truck
  8. Stairway to Heavan
  9. The History of Utah
  10. Still Wishing to Course
  11. We Love You
  12. Hoe Yourself Down
  13. Peace & Love
  14. Folly
  15. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  16. Shut Us Down

 

On August 4, 1967.

Pink Floyd-Piper at the gates of dawn

On August 4, 1967, “EMI” label released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, the debut Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – May 1967, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith. The album, named after the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”, was the only Pink Floyd’s album recorded by the leadership of Syd Barrett. The album cover featured a kaleidoscopic cover photo of the band by Vic Singh. In 2012, the magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at number 347th on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett– vocals, lead guitar
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion
  • Syd Barrett – rear cover design
  • Peter Bown – engineering
  • Peter Jenner– intro vocalizations
  • Norman Smith– vocal and instrumental arrangements, drum roll

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

On June 29, 1968.

Saucerful_of_Secretsjpg

On June 29, 1968, “EMI Columbia” label released “A Saucerful of Secrets”, the second Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded August 1967, January – May 1968, at “EMI Studios” in London, and October 1967, at “De Lane Lea Studios”, and was produced by Norman Smith. This is the last band’s album recorded with Syd Barrett, who was replaced with David Gilmour in 1968.

Personnel:

  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, vocals, kazoo
  • Syd Barrett– acoustic and slide guitar, guitars, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Richard Wright– piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, xylophone, vocals, tin whistle
  • David Gilmour– guitars, kazoo, vocals
  • Norman Smith– producer, drums, backing vocals, voice
  • The Salvation Army (The International Staff Band)

Track listing:

  1. Let There Be More Light – Roger Waters
  2. Remember a Day – Richard Wright
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. Corporal Clegg – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  • Something Else
  • Syncopated Pandemonium
  • Storm Signal
  • Celestial Voices
  1. See-Saw – Richard Wright
  2. Jugband Blues – Syd Barrett

 

 

On June 15, 1987.

Radio Kaos

On June 15, 1987, “EMI” label released “Radio K.A.O.S.”, the second Roger Waters studio album. It was recorded October – December 1986, at the “Billiard Room” in London, and was produced by Roger Waters, Ian Ritchie, and Nick Griffiths.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, shakuhachi
  • Graham Broad– percussion, drums
  • Mel Collins– saxophones
  • Nick Glennie-Smith– DX7 and Emu
  • Matt Irving– Hammond organ
  • John Lingwood– drums
  • Andy Fairweather Low– electric guitars
  • Suzanne Rhatigan– main background vocals
  • Ian Ritchie– piano, keyboards, tenor saxophone, Fairlight programming, drum programming
  • Jay Stapley– electric guitars
  • John Phirkell – trumpet
  • Peter Thoms – trombone
  • Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter, Madeline Bell, Steve Langer, Vicki Brown– background vocals
  • Clare Torry– vocals
  • Paul Carrack– vocals
  • Paul Batchelor – assistant engineer
  • Noel Davis – choirmaster
  • Kate Hepburn – cover design
  • Eric Jones – choir arrangement
  • Chris Sheldon– engineer
  • Kevin Whyte – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. Radio Waves
  2. Who Needs Information
  3. Me or Him
  4. The Powers That Be
  5. Sunset Strip
  6. Home
  7. Four Minutes
  8. The Tide is Turning

 

On June 2, 1972.

Obscured by clouds

On June 2, 1972, “Harvest” label released “Obscured by Clouds” the seventh Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – April 1972, at “Strawberry Studios” in Château d’Hérouville, Hérouville, and was produced by  David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. The album is based on their soundtrack for the French movie “La Vallée”, by Barbet Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, pedal steel guitar, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, tape effects
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar, VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– piano, keyboards, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Hipgnosis– album cover

Track listing:

  1. Obscured by Clouds – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  2. When You’re In – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  3. Burning Bridges – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  4. The Gold is in the…- David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  5. Wot’s…Uh the Deal? – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  6. Mudmen – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  7. Childhood’s End – David Gilmour
  8. Free Four – Roger Waters
  9. Stay – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  10. Absolutely Curtains – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

 

On April 30, 1984.

Pros_Cons_HH

On April 30, 1984, “Harvest” label released “The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking”, the first Roger Waters solo album. It was recorded February – December 1983, and was produced by Roger Waters and Michael Kamen. In April 1995, the album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, rhythm guitar, tape effects, lead vocals
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar, backing vocals, Roland guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Michael Kamen– piano
  • Andy Bown– hammond organ, 12-string guitar
  • Madeline Bell, Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Raphael Ravenscroft, Kevin Flanagan, Vic Sullivan – horns
  • The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted and Arranged by Michael Kamen
  • Andy Jackson– engineer
  • Laura Boisan – assistant engineer
  • Michael King – SFX boffin
  • Zuccarelli Labs – holophonics
  • Doug Sax and Mike Reese – mastering
  • Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe– sleeve design
  • Alex Henderson – photography
  • The Artful Dodgers – co-ordination
  • Recorded & Engineered By Andy Jackson
  • Assistant Engineer: Laura Boisan
  • Mastered By Doug Sax& Mike Rees

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. 4:30 am (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
  2. 4:33 am (Running Shoes)
  3. 4:37 am (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies)
  4. 4:39 am (For the First Time Today, Part 2)
  5. 4:41 am (Sexual Revolution)
  6. 4:47 am (The Remains of Our Love)
  7. 4:50 am (Go Fishing)
  8. 4:56 am (For the First Time Today, Part 1)
  9. 4:58 am (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
  10. 5:01 am (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10)
  11. 5:06 am (Every Stranger’s Eyes)
  12. 5:11 am (The Moment of Clarity)

On March 21, 1983.

Final Cut

On March 21, 1983, “Harvest” label released “The Final Cut”, the twelfth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded July – December 1982, at “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”,”Olympic Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Audio International Studios” and “The Billiard Room” in London, and “Hookend Manor” in  Oxfordshire, and was produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen. “The Final Cut” was band’s last studio album to include Roger Waters, and also the only Pink Floyd album that does not feature keyboardist Richard Wright. In 1997, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour – co – lead  and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Nick Mason – drums, tape effects
  • Roger Waters – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and rhythm guitar, synthesizers, tape effects, sleeve design
  • Michael Kamen– piano, harmonium
  • Andy Bown– Hammond organ
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– tenor saxophone
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted and arranged by Michael Kamen
  • James Guthrie, Andrew Jackson – engineering
  • Andy Canelle, Mike Nocito, Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Willie Christie – photography
  • Artful Dodgers – sleeve design
  • Zuccarelli Labs ltd – holophonics
  • Doug Sax– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. The Post War Dream
  2. Your Possible Pasts
  3. One of the Few
  4. When the Tigers Broke Free
  5. The Hero’s Return
  6. The Gunner’s Dream
  7. Paranoid Eyes
  8. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
  9. The Fletcher Memorial Home
  10. Southampton Dock
  11. The Final Cut
  12. Not Now John
  13. Two Suns in the Sunset