Roger Waters Shares ‘Vera/Bring The Boys Back Home’ Quarantine Video
“Vera/Bring The Boys Back Home” was originally released by Pink Floyd on their iconic 1979 concept album, The Wall. Waters and his band performed the suite 48 times during their 2017 – 2018 Us + Them world tour in the encore slot. The video features Waters on guitar and vocals, Dave Kilminster and Jonathan Wilson on guitar, drummer Joey Waronker, vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, bassist Gus Seyffert and keyboardists Jon Carin and Bo Koster.
Read a note from Waters about the process below:
This is the third of our Encores from the Us and Them tour. This is the first one with any overdubs, not an easy trick to pull off remotely, luckily the Band are all brilliant.
The Vera in question is Vera Lynn. She was an English singer, songwriter, very popular during the Second World War. Her biggest hit was “We’ll meet again”. She was widely known as the “Forces’ Sweetheart”. Our Vera, who is very fondly remembered back in Blighty, died six weeks ago aged 103. So she had a bloody good innings, bless her.
Bring the boys back home.
My father never came home, but at least in 1944 he really was fighting to defend his home. Not like now. Now the boys fight and die in colonial wars so some rich asshole can get richer. If it were up to me I’d bring ’em all home tomorrow.
Watch the “Vera/Bring The Boys Back Home” quarantine video below: