Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Vol. 1

Flickering Flame: The Solo Years, Vol. 1

by Roger WatersRoger Waters


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The 2002 Australian collection Flickering Flame is a useful cross-section of highlights from Roger Waters' post-Floyd solo albums, augmented by a couple of rarities. This collection doesn't strictly follow the charts -- there are songs released as singles that aren't here, such as "Radiowaves" -- but it does contain most of the major moments from The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., and Amused to Death, which makes it a nice introduction/summation for the curious. But, it also is useful for the collector, since it contains two brand-new songs -- the title track, here billed as a "new demo," plus a cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" -- and two rarities: "Towers of Faith," originally featured on the soundtrack for the 1987 film When the Wind Blows, plus a demo for "Lost Boys Calling," which was written for the film The Legend of 1900. Overall, it's a good summation and accessible introduction to Waters' solo recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1980
Label: Sony Bmg Europe
UPC: 5099750790625
catalogNumber: 507906
Rank: 41147

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger Waters   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Michael Kamen   Piano,Conductor
David Sanborn   Saxophone
Madeline Bell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andy Bown   Hammond Organ,12-string Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Rickenbacker)
Snowy White   Guitar
Geoff Whitehorn   Guitar
P.P. Arnold   Vocals
Graham Broad   Percussion,Drums
Jon Carin   Keyboards
Simon Chamberlain   Keyboards
Doreen Chanter   Background Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Dave "Clem" Clempson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Luis Conte   Percussion
Ray Cooper   Percussion
Kevin Flanagan   Horn
Matt Irving   Keyboards
Katie Kissoon   Vocals,Background Vocals
Freddie "Steady" Krc   Drums
Jessica Leonard   Voices,screams
Jordan Leonard   Voices,screams
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Susannah Melvoin   Vocals
Andy Newmark   Drums
Suzanne Rhatigan   Background Vocals
Raphael Ravenscroft   Horn
Ian Ritchie   Piano,Horn,Keyboards,fairlight
Vic Sullivan   Horn
Clare Torry   Vocals
Andy Wallace   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
John Linwood   Linn
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar
Victoria "Vicky B" Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra   Bass
Peter Thomas   Horn

Technical Credits

Roger Waters   Producer
Michael Kamen   Arranger,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Nick Griffiths   Producer,Engineer
James Guthrie   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Ian Ritchie   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Rick Wentworth   Orchestration

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