Roger Waters & Band Share ‘The Gunner’s Dream’ Isolation Video

Roger Waters assembled his touring band remotely to record a new version of one of his last contributions to Pink Floyd. Waters unveiled an isolation video for the revised “The Gunner’s Dream,” a song Pink Floyd originally released on 1983’s The Final Cut.

Longtime Roger Waters collaborator Sean Evans put the video together with the Pink Floyd co-founder. “The Gunner’s Dream” features Waters on piano and vocals along with contributions from guitarists Jonathan Wilson and Dave Kilminster, keyboardists Jon Carin and Bo Koster, bassist Gus Seyffert and drummer Joey Waronker. Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius provide backing vocals. Jonathan Wilson discussed his time touring with Waters during an interview featured on a recent episode of The JamBase Podcast.

Read a note penned by Waters accompanying the video:

Last night I watched the 2013 documentary film
“The Man Who Saved The World”
The man’s name is Stanislav Petrov.
The year before Stanislav saved the World
In the year 1982 I wrote a song
“The Gunner’s Dream”
It’s weird to think that had Stanislav not been
In the right place at the right time
None of us would be alive
No one under the age of 37
Would have have been born at all.
It is acknowledged by all but the cretins amongst us
That nuclear arms have no value
It is also acknowledged that
They are a ticking bomb
And we ignore them at our peril
Accidents happen
The Stanislavs of this world are a rare breed.
We’ve been extraordinarily lucky.
If I ruled the world, I would heed the words of the wise
I would get rid of nuclear weapons
First thing tomorrow morning.
On Dr. King’s name day.
Of course no-one can rule the world
The world cannot be ruled
It can only be loved and respected and shared.
If we’re still here in the morning
So here is a new recording and video of
“The Gunner’s Dream”
As a gift from me and my lovely band and our friends
To you
With our love
R.

Watch Roger Waters and his band’s new “The Gunner’s Dream” video below:


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