The Wall (Experience Edition) CD (2013)

Artist: Pink Floyd

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EXPERIENCE EDITIONS. The new EXPERIENCE VERSION presents the original studio album (2 CDs), digitally remastered by James Guthrie, with an additional CD featuring a selection of original album demo recordings and works in progress from different stages of the album, and a new 28 page lyric booklet, housed in a newly designed Digipak. Both THE WALL IMMERSION box set and EXPERIENCE edition include a rare recording of "Another Brick in the Wall Part 1".


SKU 254098842
UPC 603497914852
UPC 14 00603497914852
Format CD
Release Date 8/19/2013
Author Pink Floyd
Associated Artist/Work Dire Straits
Associated Artist/Work Easy Star All-Stars
Associated Artist/Work London Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Out Of Phase (Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Out of Phase (Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Phase, Out Of
Associated Artist/Work Phase, Out Of (Rock)
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Prydz, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
CatalogID CD 791485
Lable Name Parlophone (UK)
Released 02/27/2012
Original Release 1979
Number of Discs 1
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00603497914852
Musical Guests
Bruce Johnston
Toni Tennille
Album Notes and Credits
Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters (vocals, bass); Nick Mason (drums).
Additional personnel: Bruce Johnston, Toni Tenille, Joe Chemay, John Joyce, Stan Farber, Jim Haas, Islington Green School (background vocals).
Producers: Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, Roger Waters.
Recorded at Superbear Studios, Miravel, France; Producer's Workshop, Los Angeles, California; CBS Studios, New York, New York between April and November 1979.
Digitally remastered by Doug Sax (The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California).
The Wall was Roger Waters' crowning accomplishment in Pink Floyd. It documented the rise and fall of a rock star (named Pink Floyd), based on Waters' own experiences and the tendencies he'd observed in people around him. By then, the bassist had firm control of the group's direction, working mostly alongside David Gilmour and bringing in producer Bob Ezrin as an outside collaborator. Drummer Nick Mason was barely involved, while keyboardist Rick Wright seemed to be completely out of the picture. Still, The Wall was a mighty, sprawling affair, featuring 26 songs with vocals: nearly as many as all previous Floyd albums combined. The story revolves around the fictional Pink Floyd's isolation behind a psychological wall. The wall grows as various parts of his life spin out of control, and he grows incapable of dealing with his neuroses. The album opens by welcoming the unwitting listener to Floyd's show ("In the Flesh?"), then turns back to childhood memories of his father's death in World War II ("Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1"), his mother's over protectiveness ("Mother"), and his fascination with and fear of sex ("Young Lust"). By the time "Goodbye Cruel World" closes the first disc, the wall is built and Pink is trapped in the midst of a mental breakdown. On disc two, the gentle acoustic phrasings of "Is There Anybody Out There?" and the lilting orchestrations of "Nobody Home" reinforce Floyd's feeling of isolation. When his record company uses drugs to coax him to perform ("Comfortably Numb"), his onstage persona is transformed into a homophobic, race-baiting fascist ("In the Flesh"). In "The Trial," he mentally prosecutes himself, and the wall comes tumbling down. This ambitious concept album was an across-the-board smash, topping the Billboard album chart for 15 weeks in 1980. The single "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" was the country's best seller for four weeks. The Wall spawned an elaborate stage show (so elaborate, in fact, that the band was able to bring it to only a few cities) and a full-length film. It also marked the last time Waters and Gilmour would work together as equal partners.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.116) - Ranked #87 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Hypnotic in its indulgence....Rock-star hubris has never been more electrifying..."
Q (1/03, p.64) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
CMJ (1/6/03, p.12) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"
CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #1 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".
Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. In the Flesh?
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
6. Mother
7. Goodbye Blue Sky
8. Empty Spaces
9. Young Lust
10. One of My Turns
11. Don't Leave Me Now
12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
13. Goodbye Cruel World
Disc: 2
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Nobody Home
4. Vera
5. Bring the Boys Back Home
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go on
8. In the Flesh
9. Run Like Hell
10. Waiting for the Worms
11. Stop
12. The Trial
13. Outside the Wall
Disc: 3
1. Prelude (Vera Lynn) [Roger Waters Original Demo] [Demo Version]
2. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 [Demo Version]
3. The Thin Ice [Demo Version]
4. Goodbye Blue Sky [Demo Version]
5. Teacher, Teacher [Demo Version]
6. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 [Demo Version]
7. Empty Spaces [Demo Version]
8. Young Lust [Demo Version]
9. Mother [Demo Version]
10. Don't Leave Me Now [Demo Version]
11. Sexual Revolution [Demo Version]
12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 [Demo Version]
13. Goodbye Cruel World [Demo Version]
14. In the Flesh? [Demo Version]
15. The Thin Ice [Demo Version]
16. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 [Demo Version]
17. The Happiest Days of Our Lives [Demo Version]
18. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 [Demo Version]
19. Mother [Demo Version]
20. One of My Turns [Demo Version]
21. Don't Leave Me Now [Demo Version]
22. Empty Spaces [Demo Version]
23. Backs to the Wall [Demo Version]
24. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 [Demo Version]
25. Goodbye Cruel World [Demo Version]
26. The Doctor (Comfortably Numb) [Demo Version]
27. Run Like Hell [Demo Version]
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Artist Pink Floyd

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