WATCH: Roger Waters releases trailer to tease new album

new music 30/10/2018

Roger Waters has just released a trailer for his adaptation of "The Soldier's Tale" by Igor Stravinsky.

On sale now, Waters narrates the 46-track album composition that was first performed in 1918 in France, titled "L'Histoire du Soldat". You can see the full tracklist below.

Stravinsky described the piece as something that can be read, played and danced. The tale is about a Russian soldier who is returning home after an encounter with the devil whom he had traded his fiddle for unlimited wealth.

“I’m hugely proud of it and I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to be part of a production of what I consider to be not just a great piece of work from Stravinsky, but, I think, an amazingly beautiful piece of recording.” 

Waters will be narrating as the Narrator, the Devil, the Soldier, the Princess, "the bloke in the pub" and the King.

After receiving new information in 2013 about his father's death, Waters went on a journey to find the location of where his father had died during the Second World War. Waters later featured those experiences in his movie, "Roger Waters The Wall".

Roger Waters, 'Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale' Track Listing
Part 1:

  1. The Soldiers March
  2. Slogging Homeword
  3. Airs by a Stream
  4. As You Can Hear…
  5. The Soldiers March (Reprise)
  6. Eventually, Joseph Reaches his Home Village…
  7. Pastorale
  8. The Soldier, Disconsolate…
  9. Pastorale (Reprise)
  10. The Soldier, Slowly Coming Back to Himself…
  11. Airs by a Stream (Reprise) - To Stretch Out on the Grass…
  12. Hey Satan, You Bastard…
  13. Airs by a Stream (2nd Reprise)
  14. Now to be Gained Here…

Part 2:

  1. The Soldiers March (2nd Reprise) - Down a Hot and Dusty Track…
  2. He Doesn't Even Know Himself…
  3. The Soldiers March (3rd Reprise) - Will he Take the Road to Home…
  4. He doesn't have a Home Anymore…
  5. The Royal March
  6. So all was Arranged…
  7. Later that Night…
  8. The Little Concert - Light Floods the Eastern Sky…
  9. The Soldier, with a Confident Air…
  10. Three Dances - Tango, Pt. 1
  11. Three Dances - Tango, Pt. 2
  12. Three Dances - Waltz & Ragtime
  13. So First a Tango…
  14. The Devil's Dance
  15. The Devil, Confused…
  16. The Little Chorale
  17. The Devil Recovers Some of his Wits
  18. The Devil's Song - All Right! You'll be Safe at Home…
  19. Hm, a Fair Warning…
  20. Grand Chorale (Part 1)
  21. Spring, Summer, Autumn…
  22. Grand Chorale (Part 2)
  23. Steady Now…
  24. Grand Chorale (Part 3)
  25. Steady, Just Smell the Flowers…
  26. Grand Chorale (Part 4)
  27. Now I have Everything…
  28. Grand Chorale (Part 5)
  29. The Princess, all Excited…
  30. Grand Chorale (Part 6)
  31. And so, Off They Go…
  32. Triumphal March of the Devil