Watch Roger Waters and His Band Play Pink Floyd’s ‘Vera’ and ‘Bring the Boys Back Home’ from Quarantine

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In recent weeks, Roger Waters has been keeping busy at home with a series of performances videos filmed in COVID-19 isolation. Joining forces (remotely) with his backing band, Waters has chosen songs from throughout the Pink Floyd catalog and beyond. It comes as Waters is preparing to release the US + THEM concert film in October.

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The musicians have found themselves with an abundance of free time during the pandemic, with Waters‘ This Is Not A Drill tour postponed to 2021., and the latest performance clip was shared this week.

Watch their collaborative performance of “Vera” and “Bring the Boys Back Home,” two classic tracks from The Wall, below:

The above video came with this message from Roger Waters:

A note from Roger:
This is the third of our Encores from the Us and Them tour. This is the first one with any overdubs, not an easy trick to pull off remotely, luckily the Band are all brilliant.

The Vera in question is Vera Lynn. She was an English singer, songwriter, very popular during the Second World War. Her biggest hit was “We’ll meet again”. She was widely known as the “Forces’ Sweetheart”. Our Vera, who is very fondly remembered back in Blighty, died six weeks ago aged 103. So she had a bloody good innings, bless her.

Bring the boys back home.
My father never came home, but at least in 1944 he really was fighting to defend his home. Not like now. Now the boys fight and die in colonial wars so some rich asshole can get richer. If it were up to me I’d bring ’em all home tomorrow.

It joins other at-home uploads from Waters and his crew, including “Mother”:

And “Two Suns in the Sunset”:

As for the US + THEM concert film, it was released digitally in June:

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