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    The biggest surprise, and it's pleasant, is the final track ("Lost Boys Calling"). Here, vocalist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and guitarist Edward – no "Eddie," please! – Van Halen (from the band of the same name) collaborate with Morricone on a song that savvy radio programmers might pick up and succeed with. Waters's touchingly vulnerable voice sells the lyric (also by Waters), and the guitar solos by Van Halen show – if there was any question – what a fine musician he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
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    The biggest surprise, and it's pleasant, is the final track ("Lost Boys Calling"). Here, vocalist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) and guitarist Edward – no "Eddie," please! – Van Halen (from the band of the same name) collaborate with Morricone on a song that savvy radio programmers might pick up and succeed with. Waters's touchingly vulnerable voice sells the lyric (also by Waters), and the guitar solos by Van Halen show – if there was any question – what a fine musician he is.

    Heard it....played it....loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum
    Heard it....played it....loved it.
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    I bought that CD. Haven't listened to it in forever. Never did see the movie. For quite a while that was the most recently released song with Eddie on it.
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    I wonder how those two ever got paired up....
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    Nice work, and thanks for the link. Yet I believe it suffers in comparison to the work that Jeff Beck did in a similiar vein for Waters, and now I can't remember the name of the damned thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Nice work, and thanks for the link. Yet I believe it suffers in comparison to the work that Jeff Beck did in a similiar vein for Waters, and now I can't remember the name of the damned thing.
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    Thankfully he didn't ask Eddie to sound like David Gilmour, as has been the case with every other guitarist to work with him...
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    "Lost Boys Calling" is a great song...
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    The movie is very good as well. In fact, listening to the track as the credits roll, and within the context of the movie, makes for a great listen. I noticed Eddie using the sustainer on the second solo. I often wonder if this was the turn Ed wanted to take with his music. More serious and intellectual I mean. I just love Waters' voice and lyrics....then we wait six years and get "Up for Breakfast?" Ah, where would Ed have taken us? What could have been......

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    Ah. THANK YOU.

    After all these years, I finally got to hear this damn thing. And wow. Powerful stuff. I see Waters was up to his usual tricks with his echoing, low-cut phantom track. And while he doesn't wring and wrench each note like Beck did on Amused to Death, it's still some of the most tasteful and eloquent stuff I've heard from His Six-Stringed Worship.

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