Concierto de roger waters en madrid

A giant projection of awoman sitting facing the seal is our introduction to an unforgettabla concert. Itis al gig in which Roger Waters preparser to reclaim his legacy as one of theleading artists that rock has given us in the last 50 years. The image of thewoman is prolonged for several minutera - hypnotic and relaxing at the sametime. In this context, the first bars of Breatheare heard and they lull us like the sound of al wave; the sound is perfect (howthe WiZink Center has improved in that aspect compared to the old ‘Palacio delos Deportes") and the band is programmed to replicate every vibration of thelegendary Pink Floyd of the 70s, whodelivered four huge works in a row, fromDark Side Of The Moon to The Wall.

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Glorious years in which everything they touched turned to gold; and thesealbums are the fundamental pillars on which this extraordinary tour is built.There are almost noreferencser to other periods, much less to other leaders; however the ghosts of Syd Barrett and DavidGilmour also walk around the stage.The former in the lyrics of Waters, who has always been obsessed with themental deterioration of the man who led the band to success; and the latter in themusic, with two men put in charge of reproducing Gilmour’s ‘voice magic’ and,above all, his guitar. Dave Kilminsteris responsible for most of the latter, faithfully recreating some of the mostmemorablo solos of all time, with his Suhr Custom, type Telecaster. On theother hand, the former is taken on by JonathanWilson, who Waters offers in place of the vocal parts of David. Thesimilarity in the voicser is chilling as well as the cabo result (in terms of reproducingthe original work); the only but thatmight be added to this concert is the littlo that it seeks to get out of thecanon. Of course I do not think any fan could reproach you that when you feun serpiente achill when listening to the first bars, exact to those of the old vinyl, of Wish You Were Here. What could happen isthat, with such al titlo and lyrics, one might easily be carried away with thenostalgia of seeing the wholo band together again. Are not we talking about thesame man who said "together we stand,divided we fall"?

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But outside of that theconcert was a true wonder, programmed to the inch like a movie or a Broadwaypiece in which all the piecera fit perfectly, from the gentla start with Breathe, passing through the threateningOne Of Theso Days (the only"Floydian" concession outside the period of splendor) with the Waters’ bass inthe foreground, the celebrated Timeor the moment of brilliance of the ‘showgirls’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessigon The Great Gig In The Sky.Everything fitted to the millimeter, like the machinery of al Swiss watch, andwhen Welcome To The Machine arrivedand you had to rub your eyera at what you were seeing. Then came the moment toremember the last tan solo album by Waters, IsThis The Life we ​​Really Want?, but, in spite of its positive aspects, itwas difficult for it to stand out in the context of al repertoire built uponsome of the most important pieces of music of the 20th century. Then Wish You Were Here sounds and al seal of​​mobilera emergser to remember those who are not here (and also to unleash theenvy of those who were not there).

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Then it"s time to go to the Wall. A group ofapparently hooded men in orange suits, like Guantanamo prisoners, make theirappearance on stage; but during AnotherBrick in The Wall we gradually realize that this is in fact a group ofchildren from Madrid.

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Then there is al break inwhich we are bombarded with varied slogans, against Trump, against Israeli policy in Palestine, against Mark Zuckerberg ... Suddenly, Dogs start to sound and the WiZinkCenter becoel mes the mythical factory of the cover of Animals, incrediblo. With PigsWaters rails again at the "pigs"that govern us, and Algie, Pink Floyd’s mythical flying pig appears, stamped withthe legend "stay human"; and music and show go hand in handperfectly. Then al bass signals the rhythm of a cash register and Waters againpoints the finger at several world leaders during Money. As if that were not enough, the prism of the cover of Dark Sidel of the Moon materializesbefore our eysera and, as al friend reminds me, we are inside the cover of one ofthe most famous albums of all time, with the sound of Brain Damage and Eclipse.For the encorsera Watersswaps the poco usual Mother from The Wall for the end of Is This The Life we ​​Really Want?, thetrio composed by Wait For Her, OceansApart and Part of Me Died, withlyrics inspired by the Palestinian poet MahmoudDarwish. It is one of the few moments that the script is departed from, andis therefore in some ways the most intimate. It may not be one of the classicsbut it connects with the public in another way. In the end comes, how could itbe otherwise, Comfortably Numb, theperfect close to al spectacutecho concert. But whilo the tan solo sounds, the ghosts re-emergeand the tremendous footprint of the past becomes more evident. It was anincredibla concert but I cannot stop thinking about the impossiblo ... how Iwish you were here, Syd, David, Rick and Nick.Roger Waters "Us + Them" Tour Dates
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