Roger Waters – Shine On (Filou Flu-023)

Shine On (Filou Flu-023)

Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile – March 5th, 2002

Disc 1 (79:51):  In The Flesh, Happiest Days Of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2), Mother, Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert, Southampton Dock, Pigs On The Wing (Part 1), Dogs, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5), Welcome To The Machine, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9), Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

Disc 2 (79:12):  Breathe, Time, Money, Every Strangers Eyes, Perfect Sense (Part 1), Perfect Sense (Part 2), The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range, It’s A Miracle, Amused To Death, Brain Damage, Eclipse, band introduction, Comfortably Numb, Each Small Candle

“A warm calm night with a mysterious air, it could not have been better background to receive the almost mythical Roger Waters, who stood with his black bass, like an archetypal image for the times past. And it turned out to be almost paradoxical the English musician’s performance, because in spite of being considered a pessimistic and even existentialist, their show overflowed with magic, happiness that overwhelmed the senses.

We are not able to more than to say that it was an overwhelming, blinding concert, with a perfect quadraphonic sound, a band that demonstrated it belongs on the first level and it continued, full with emotion, the three hours that the concert lasted.”  So begins the review written by Hector Aravena for the Rockaxis:  El universe del rock website. 

For many and various reasons the South American the big and legendary groups never treated nations to tours in their prime.  So when Roger Waters made his first appearance it was treated as an event.  Such is the weight given to this show.

Waters’ show in Chile was the third stop on the world tour that continued to Argentina, Brazil, Japan and other Asian countries and finally ending in June in the UK.  The set list was pretty much unchanged from the US tours in 1999 and 2000. 

The first half a massive retrospective of Pink Floyd material and the second being and Amused To Death suite sandwiched between Dark Side material.  One song from Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking and none from Radio KAOS are included, and the three numbers from The Final Cut were played as medley of tunes.  The weight falls upon the Pink Floyd songs and his latest (decade old at this point) solo offering.

“Welcome To The Machine” and “Set The Controls” are played in the same arrangements introduced in 1984 with the saxophones taking their turns in the fun.  It is inspiring to think that Waters can draw 65,000 to a single event and to hear the entire audience sing along to “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Each Small Flame”.  This title comes from an amazing quality stereo radio broadcast capturing everything from the stage perfectly. 

The only negative is the station ID is audible throughout the show.  This show was released previously as Live Flesh Chile (Oh! Dog 001-1-3-The Amazing Krag-and-Sound Inc.) put out by the Tarantura people as a three disc set.  Shine On comes from Europe and is packaged very nicely with several pictures from the event.

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  1. The sound on this set is something from another world. Absolutely amazing!! Rivals most of official live CDs ever released. The performance is fantastic as well and so is the packaging. Really, really nice. As stated in the review, the only negative aspect is the you can hear the station ID throughout the entire show, which is really annoyoing. Even though, I recommend this title. If you like PF or Roger Waters, grab it.


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