Roger WatersIs This The Life We Really Want?

Label:Columbia – 88985 43649 1, Sony Music – 88985 43649 1, Columbia – 88985436491, Sony Music – 88985436491, Columbia – C-192609, Sony Music – C-192609
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, 180 Gram
Style:Prog Rock


A1When We Were Young
A2Déjà Vu
A3The Last Refugee
B4Picture That
B5Broken Bones
C6Is This The Life We Really Want?
C7Bird In A Gale
C8The Most Beautiful Girl
D9Smell The Roses
D10Wait For Her
Lyrics By [Lyrics Written By]Roger Waters
Songwriter [Songs Written By]Waters*, Mahmoud Darwish*
D11Oceans Apart
D12Part Of Me Died

Companies, etc.



Comes in a gatefold cover, inner sleeves with lyrics.
Download code included.

Parental Advisory
Explicit Content
Strong Language

Back cover:
© 2017 Jule Pond Productions LLC / ℗ 2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jule Pond Productions LLC, under exclusive license to Columbia Records,
a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. / Distributed by Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment / Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH,
PO Box 510, 33311 Gütersloh, Germany. / “Columbia” and [Columbia logo] Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Marca Registrada. / All Rights Reserved. / Made in the EU. / LC00162

Gatefold interior:
The lyrics for 'Wait For Her' were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait For Her) by Mahmoud Darwish

Runouts are etched

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 89854 36491 5
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 889854364915
  • Label Code: LC00162
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Other (On hype sticker): 88985 43649 1 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL88985436491
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BL88985436491
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): CL88985436491
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): DL88985436491
  • 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
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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



  • DJMO72's avatar
    Oh my....did'nt notice that my album came with a signature of RW inside the gatefold with a piece sign. Anybody else got this?
    • lunsj's avatar
      Not the best of pressings and certainly not the greatest music. Quite clear the RW is well past his prime now.
      • GT_'s avatar
        Unfortunately this pressing has a muddy dark sound, almost similar to an Scandinavian original pressing of Animals.
        • 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.
          • AlexAlex06'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?
            • BoguslawSkierniewice'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...


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