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Roger Waters

Saturday, 5th May 2007
Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Article By Martien Koolen
Live Photos by Bart Jan van der Vorst
Roger Waters


This was huge, 25,000 "Floyd" fans gathered together in a football stadium to listen to and watch of course the notorious Roger Waters. The sound quality was excellent but due to the fact that it was a soccer stadium and I only could see a very tiny Mister Waters and I did not really get that concert feeling ... Most of the show elements were larger than life, the flame throwers, the huge prism with the rainbow and the inflatable pig, which I already saw during the "Animals" tour of 1978 in Ahoy, Rotterdam.

The first part of the show from 20:00 till 21:15 hrs mainly consisted of Floyd songs, like e.g. the always amazing tracks "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Have a Cigar" and "Wish You Were". The latter I prefer with Mister Gilmour on vocals though ... The two best songs for the break in my opinion at least were "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" (from the second Floyd album way back from 1968!!) and "Sheep", from the rather underrated CD "Animals". "Leaving Beirut" was a new song which did not really impress me that much, in spite of the nice cartoon on the big screens.

After a short break of 15 minutes the soundscapes of "Speak To Me" filled the Gelredome and so we knew it was time for the Floyd classic million seller "Dark Side Of The Moon". I still get gooseflesh during magical songs like "Breathe", "Us And Them" and "Brain Damage". I never get tired of that album and before you knew it the band was back on stage for the inevitable encores like "Another Brick In The Wall Part 2" and "Comfortably Numb". The latter being one of my all time favourite Floyd tracks although nobody can play that guitar solo like David Gilmour can ...

Still I really enjoyed the show and the music and I even saw Mister Depressive smile during the show. I even heard that he is up for a reunion ?????????

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Setlist
Intro
In The Flesh
Mother
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here  
Southampton Dock  
The Fletcher Memorial Home
Perfect Sense Part I & II
Leaving Beirut
Sheep Speak To Me
Breathe
On The Run
Time
The Great Gig In The Sky
Money
Us And Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Band Intros
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
Vera
Bring The Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb

The Roger Waters Band
Roger Waters - bass, vocals
Graham Broad - drums
Andy Fairweather-Low - guitar
Snowy White - guitar
Dave Kilminster - guitar
Jon Carin - keyboards
Harry Waters - keyboards
Katie Kissoon - vocals
PP Arnold - vocals
Carol Kenyon - vocals
Ian Ritchie - sax

Links

Roger Waters Official Website
MySpace
Roger Wikipedia Entry

 


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