Mystery surrounds unusual signature by Waters for his deluxe edition.
Roger Waters has signed a copy of his new £360 box-set of a live album of ‘The Wall’ under the name “Jimmy Smith”.
Waters announced the box-set in October 2015. It features a host of extras based on shows he performed solo from 2010-13 of his old band Pink Floyd’s 1979 album ‘The Wall’.
One of the extras is a 170-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photos from the tour. Waters’ website promised that each of the 3,000 copies would be signed by the singer, who left Pink Floyd in 1985.
The box-sets were sent out last week, and fan Jim Clarke was surprised to see his book signed as “Love, Jimmy Smith,” reports reissues website SuperDeluxeEdition. It appears that either Waters signed as an alias for his own amusement, or that he employed an associate named Jimmy Smith to sign the books on his behalf, and that Smith forgot to sign Clarke’s copy as Waters.
NME has asked Waters’ spokesman to comment on the mistake.
The only ‘Jimmy Smith’ Waters appears to have any connection was an organ player of that name who played with influential soul band The Young Rascals, who were 1960s contemporaries of Pink Floyd.
Waters is due to play at Desert Trip festival with The Who on October 9 and 16, at the inaugural festival in California which also features The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.