Do we really need another
double live collection of old Pink Floyd
songs? No, we jolly well don’t, especially
when it’s done as badly as this appalling
This is a complete waste of perfectly
good plastic, metal, and paper. (Yes,
even the artwork and sleve notes are dire).
The music starts off with a collection
of cover version sounding songs from Pink
Floyd's “The Wall” (a great version of
which was only released last year as a
double live C.D “Is There Anybody
Out There” with the original band). Then,
after a couple of tunes from Pink Floyd's
worst album “The Final Cut”, things really
take a turn for the worse when the band
trip into “Pigs On The Wing” from “the
Animals” album. This version needs a musical
Zimmerman to keep it stuttering along
for sixteen turgid minutes. Worse is to
follow. Roger Waters then deciding to
desecrate holy ground by taking on songs
from the album “WishYou Were Here”. After
the song “Wish Your Were Here” Roger Waters
tells the crowd “They wish they were here”.
Well, I’m quite sure Mr. Gilmour, Wright
and Mason, were glad to be anywhere, as
long as they were not associated with
Then the band attempt “Shine On You Crazy
Diamond”. This is when this Dog had to
cover his ears with his paws. Snowy White,
the bands lead guitarist, should be truly
As for Andy Fairweather Lowes involvement
with this road band, well, “Wide Eyed
and Legless” indeed.
Incredibly things get worse on Disc Two
with Roger Waters torturing the crowd
with songs from his unsuccessful solo
career, before rumbling through a few
old Pink Floyd cornerstones to thankfully
bring it to a close.
But, no, we have to suffer once more as
tacked onto the end is “The New Song”.
It’s not important to review it, it’s
just rubbish, and explains why Roger Waters
can only tour these days as a glorified
If you want to hear real Pink Floyd go
out and find the double C.D “Pulse” from
1995 which goes to prove that Pink Floyd
are the only band in space.
To sum up the worst thing about Roger
Waters “In the Flesh” is that it’s over
2 excruciating hours long. This C.D deserves
no star rating and a warning sticker that
it could damage your ears. Best forgotten
and definitely not a classic.
Pawed by Mott The Dog
Remastered by Ella Crew