Roger WatersIs This The Life We Really Want?

Label:Columbia – 88985 43649 1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Prog Rock


A1When We Were Young1:38
A2Déjà Vu4:27
A3The Last Refugee4:12
B4Picture That6:47
B5Broken Bones4:57
C6Is This The Life We Really Want?5:55
C7Bird In A Gale5:31
C8The Most Beautiful Girl6:09
D9Smell The Roses5:15
D10Wait For Her
Written-ByRoger Waters, Mahmoud Darwish*
D11Oceans Apart1:07
D12Part Of Me Died3:12

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Comes in a gatefold cover, inner sleeves with lyrics. Pressed on 180 Gram vinyl
Download code included.
Made in the EU.

Parental Advisory
Explicit Content
Strong Language

Mastered At: Alchemy Mastering + Mastered By [Vinyl]:Barry Grint info from the credits. Lacquer Cut At and Lacquer Cut By Bazza (2) from runout. Bazza(2)=Barry Grint

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 89854 36491 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 889854364915
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): AL88985436491-A2 121364 MPO BAZZA ALCHEMY
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): BL88985436491-B2 121364 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): CL88985436491-C2 121365 MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): DL88985436491-D2 121365 MPO

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Is This The Life We Really Want? (CD, Album)Columbia88985 43648 2US2017
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Is This The Life We Really Want? (2×LP, Album)Columbia88985 43649 1US2017
Is This The Life We Really Want? (CD, Album, Stereo)Columbia, Sony Music88985436482Europe2017
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Is This The Life We Really Want? (CD, Album)Columbia, Columbia88985 43648 2, 8898543482Australia2017
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Is This The Life We Really Want? (CD, Album)Sony Records Int'lSICP 5425Japan2017
  • FranksAndBeenz's avatar
    The 180g has held up and stayed flat for a few years now. This pressing had tons of what appears to be surface scratches. After looking closely it almost looks like they are below the surface. The record needed a good wet cleaning to clear the static and minor debris. Sounds amazing Start to finish now.

    This pressing is nice and dynamic. This album is really really good. I am more of a Gilmour fan but I must admit Roger did a great job not going overboard on his lyrics and the music has several Floydian moments which was very cool. I had no idea this album was going to grow on me like this.
    • HyperWeeb9000's avatar
      How can i download my digital copy to the site: Is this the life we really want?
      i have the coupon, the site, but what i need to put in the username/passqord field?
      • BodzioFromPL's avatar
        My CD version has a separate booklet with texts translated into Polish.
        • pierrebonis's avatar
          no problem at all with this pressing (european). excellent album though a little bit too expected music from waters. in french we would say « un peu téléphoné  ». brilliant production
          • big_deti's avatar
            always the same frustration: us-releases better sound but poor pressing... eu-releases the opposite... can somebody confirm, that he has a clean us without surface noise and crackling?
            • Rollo-Records's avatar
              Does anyone know about a misprint of this vinyl lp?
              I have the european version (88985 43649 1 5) and the side A label is none existent and instead it has the side B label.
              So vinyl one has double side B labelling
              Can anybody explain this?
              • fazergutt's avatar
                I have opened 4 different copies, all of them had scruffs and damage.. and the asshole at sony music, tells me that is is like never happening.... somebody at the press factory should loose their job...
                • Tom-Fu's avatar
                  Still has fire in his belly!!!! I love this album - Deja Vu is simply amazingly, everything you can expect from Mr Waters and more!!!
                  • dantightman's avatar
                    Edited 4 years ago
                    On my disks the one with side A and B has the label with side C and side D glued on it (Made in EU) - somebody has the same issue?
                    Nice album, nice recording and engineering with a little bit too much overall compression / limiting.
                    • timsonghurst's avatar
                      Edited 5 years ago
                      I've seen 4 copies of this vinyl and all of them had scuffing on the second disc. My third copy plays though without problems on the scuffing marks, while the first had scratch noises passing over the marks. It's the luck of the draw with this pressing. Open your copy up before leaving shop. It will be very difficult selling any of these pressings as Near Mint second hand.



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