|"Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Volume 1" was released in Australia
(http://www.sonymusic.com.au/releases/comingsoon.html) on approx April 1st,
in Japan and other far flung territories around April 22nd. It had been scheduled to be released in
Europe at the end of April, however, the release was delayed until after the first week of May.
This is a collectors limited edition album compiled issued and released to support the tour. HOWEVER!! there are NO plans to release it in the US & Canada. :O(
|It will be deleted from the Sony Music Catalog
on 31 December, 2002. Though there are NO plans to release this album in the US & Canada,
this release is appended Volume 1, and REG has confirmed that there will also be
subsequent volumes released at some point in the future.
The Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Volume 1 is comprised of unreleased material as well as selections from soundtracks and alternate unreleased versions or takes of previous Roger Waters solo efforts; The Pros and Cons of HitchHiking, Radio K.A.O.S., and Amused To Death.
Columbia Records has released "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1," the first-ever overview of the solo musical career of rock legend and Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters. Personally supervised by Waters, "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1" has been assembled from the original master recordings by Pink Floyd/Roger Waters producer James Guthrie.
The selections for "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1" are culled from all of Water's solo albums - "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" (1984), "Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), "Amused To Death" (1992), and "In The Flesh - Live" (2000) - "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1" brings together for the first time: two hard-to-find Waters' rarities ("Towers of Faith" from the 1987 "When the Wind Blows" soundtrack and the never-before released demo for "Lost Boys Calling" from the 1999 film "The Legend of 1900" ) together with a cover version of Bob Dylan's classic "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and the original recording of a brand-new Roger Waters composition "Flickering Flame."
The release of "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years, Volume 1" in Asia, Australia (April 1st release date), Europe (April 29th) and South America coincides with Roger Waters "In The Flesh" World Tour 2002, the artist's first international shows in 18 years.
The Song Titles for Roger Waters: "Flickering Flame - The Solo Years Volume 1" are:
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Too Much Rope
The Tide Is Turning
Perfect Sense Part I & II
Every Stranger's Eyes
Who Needs Information (Remix)
Each Small Candle
Flickering Flame (demo of new song)
Towers Of Faith
Lost Boys Calling (original demo)
It had also been announced that Sony Music Russia (http://www.sonymusic.ru/ru/release.php) would be releasing another Roger Waters Limited Tour Edition entitled "The Best of Roger Waters" for a release date of March 25th! However, this release may have only been a retitled version of the same Flickering Flame release.
Most versions of this CD come with a Pink cardboard sleeve. Except for the initial released versions in Japan and Australia, both the album and the sleeve contain a copyright warning and both have song listings on the back.
The album itself is Black and under the title:"The Solo Years Volume 1" it states "A collectors limited edition
including two rare demo recordings" in RED.
(Japan - Columbia SICP 122) Black cover with 2 inch cardboard cover folded over heel with Japanese labeling (No Pink Sleeve). This CD version was one of the first to be released and has no copyright protection!
England - (UTC) FILETIME=[D09EFCC0:01C237AF] Flickering Flame PROMO - It comes as a CD-R in a white card sleeve with black text. It lists the tracks on the back.
As far as REG is aware, Flickering Flame is only available in CD format and is NOT available in any other format.
Nor were PROMO ONLY CD's made. There are no versions on LP, Cassette, promo or commercial, and no CD,
12 inch, or 7 inch Singles were made from the album.