Roger Waters - Amused To Death



2016 Grammy WINNER for Best Surround Sound Album!






Now even more applicable to current times than its creation era

Features a new 5.1 surround remix by James Guthrie

"This is the third solo studio album, released in 1992, by the former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist. Waters told the BBC in an interview in 2013 that it should be regarded as the third part of a sequence with Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall, but that is wishful thinking in the extreme. Then again, Waters' character is not under discussion"... (I) must comment on the sublime sound, which is, after all, the point of the 2015 remastering. Alas, stellar guests aside, this is essentially for Floyd fanatics and audiophiles, who won't be disappointed. Dig out your best 'phones to savour the use of Q sound." — Sound Quality = 90% - Ken Kessler, HiFi News, July 2016

Congratulations! From the 58th Annual Grammy Awards goes the trophy to the team of James Guthrie and Joel Plante for Best Surround Sound Album for the 2015 reissue of Roger Waters' 'Amused To Death.' James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters).

An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly — and unthinkingly — in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.

The 2015 SACD edition of Amused to Death features a new 5.1 surround remix of the album completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie. The art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 "The Wall Live" tour and movie.

 

 



1. The Ballad of Bill Hubbard
2. What God Wants, Part I
3. Perfect Sense, Part I
4. Perfect Sense, Part II
5. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
6. Late Home Tonight, Part I
7. Late Home Tonight, Part II
8. Too Much Rope
9. What God Wants, Part II
10. What God Wants, Part III
11. Watching TV
12. Three Wishes
13. It's A Miracle
14. Amused To Death

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Great Sound/Terrible music

posted on 12/30/2015
2 Stars
Bored to death would have been a more descriptive title for this Blu- Ray. I have attempted on several occasions to listen to it but have not been able to tolerate more than a few minutes. On one occasion I tried jumping tracks randomly, hoping to find something worth hearing. I found nothing worth listening to. It's the same funeral dirge from start to finish. I paid $35 for this?


A Must Have Killer Remaster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 07/31/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
My congratulations to Roger, Guthrie and Gus and the crew who worked on this absolutely killer remaster. This completely blows away the original version. Even when you listen to the 2 channel comparison to the original CD, it expands the 3D experience to perfection. The original sounds dead and flat in comparison. You will hear things you never heard before with way more detail and clarity. A MUST HAVE !!!!!!!! I hope they do everything else in the catalog this way !!!!! Thanks to Chad and the team.


Mind = Blown!

posted on 07/30/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Wita
James Guthrie did it again. This is a masterpiece of audio mixing. Without a doubt a step above the DSOTM and WYWH SACD's. I've never heard anything like this in surround music.It maybe even edges out Alan Parsons' quad mix of DSOTM. This will be my go to SACD for a demo of my surround system. It's so amazing how he places different characters in the surround field. It literally sounds like Roger is in the room with you just a few feet in front of you singing just for you. Not just 360 degrees but more like spherical. The QRP vinyl is great too but just can't quite match what the 5.1 SACD mix can do, understandably, but very close. The Qsound on the vinyl is mind boggling also. It's not just stereo. I can't wait to hear his Wall 5.1 mix.


You already know

posted on 07/29/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
I bought the vinyl and the SACD and received them last night. I listened to the SACD and as soon as it started playing my wife said "The neighbors need to shut that dog up". My 3 year old son thought an airplane was flying outside our house and at one time i asked my daughter to turn her kindle down, but it was all part of the 5.1 mix. it got us all. The real treat however is the music and lyrics of the album itself. I have never heard this album so clearly and so emotionally charged. Every track was amazing. The care and quality was clear and although i hated the long wait for this to be released, this is worth waiting for, at long last. You already know how this album will sound. You already know what parts will be in surround, you already know how good the album is. So just do yourself a favor and get it. My setup: klipsch reference speakers played through a NAD receiver and a pioneer elite universal player


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