Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

Debut Studio Album on Compact Disc

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The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking is the first solo album by British musician and singer-songwriter Roger Waters, originally released in April 1984 by Harvest Records.

When dissected carefully, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking becomes a fascinating conceptual voyage into the workings of the human psyche. As an abstract peering into the intricate functions of the subconscious. It involves numerous dream sequences that both figuratively and symbolically unravel his struggle with marriage, fidelity, commitment, and age at the height of a midlife crisis.

The songs (titled by the times in which Waters experiences each dream) contain ingenious symbolism and his brilliant use of stream of consciousness within a subconscious realm.

Outside from the deep narrative framework, the music slightly lacks in rhythm or hooks, except for the title track that includes some attractive guitar playing via Eric Clapton. David Sanborn's saxophone is another attribute, adding some life to "Go Fishing" and "The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking." But it's truly the imagery and the visual design of the album that is front and centre, since the importance lies in what Waters is trying to get across to the audience, decorated somewhat casually by his singing and the music.

With Pink Floyd, the marriage of Waters' concepts and ideas with the talented musicianship of the rest of the band presented a complete masterpiece in both thought and music, while his solo efforts lean more toward the conceptual aspects of his work.

With this in mind, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking continues to showcase Waters' unprecedented knack of addressing his darkest thoughts and conceptions in a most extraordinary fashion.

Check out the tracks: “5:01am (The Pros And cons Of Hitch Hiking Part 10)”; and “5:06am (Every Strangers Eyes)”. 

This audio CD housed in a jewel case is manufactured in Europe.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

1

4:30AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)

3:12

2

4:33AM (Running Shoes)

4:08

3

4:37AM (Arabs With Knives And West German Skies)

2:17

4

4:39AM (For The First Time Today-Part 2)

2:03

5

4:41AM (Sexual Revolution)

4:49

6

4:47AM (The Remains Of Our Love)

3:09

7

4:50AM (Go Fishing)

7:00

8

4:56AM (For The First Time Today-Part 1)

1:38

9

4:58AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)

3:04

10

5:01AM (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking Part 10)

4:37

11

5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes)

4:49

12

5:11AM (The Moment Of Clarity)

1:28

SKU 5099750798126
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 507981 2
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2000
Original Release Date (Year) 30 April 1984
Barcode # 5099750798126
Shipping Weight 0.0950kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.125m
Shipping Length 0.142m
Shipping Cubic 0.000178m3
Type New
Format Compact Disc, CD, Jewel Case, Fold Out Insert with Lyrics & Credit, Reissue
Format CD
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock

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