The Wall CD (2000)

Artist: Pink Floyd

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The Most Relaxing, Mood Changing Album Ever

by louisbird@earthlink.net on 4/21/2002

I have found that with this album that a persons whole atttude can change as you listen to it.. I have come in from a really bad day at work, thrown in this album an in a matter of minutes my Mood has changed to a more relaxed one. Roger Waters is one of the greatest song writers of our time. I think if he had been around during the Mozart Era he would surely have been right up there with him. I recommend this album to one and all. Then take it home and put it in your CD player, fill your tub with bath oils and your favorite Lady or Man and just kick back and enjoy the experience. Read More

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Excellent...but not their best

on 5/4/2003

Great album! One of, but not their best however. I've read that Roger Waters was the only band member that wanted to record this, so the other 3 memebers weren't that "into" it. David Gilmour does call his guitar solo during "Comfortably Numb" the "greatest piece of music I've ever written,". A must have album for any Pink Floyd fan...I just wouldn't make it my first. Go for "Dark Side of the Moon" or "Wish You Were Here". Read More

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Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60402982
UPC 724383124329
UPC 14 00724383124329
Format CD
Release Date 4/25/2000
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Author Pink Floyd
Associated Artist/Work Dire Straits
Associated Artist/Work Easy Star All-Stars
Technical Info
Engineer James Guthrie; John McClure; Nick Griffiths; Patrice Queff; Rick Hart; Ben Rodgers; Brian Christian
CatalogID CDEMD 1071
Lable Name Capitol
Released 10/01/1994
Original Release 1979
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 81m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724383124329
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).
Personnel: David Gilmour, Roger Waters (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Islington Green School (vocals, background vocals); Jeff Porcaro, Nick Mason (drums); Jon Joyce , John Joyce, Stan Farber, Toni Tennille, Joe Chemay, Bruce Johnston (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: James Guthrie .
Recording information: CBS, NY (04/1979-11/1979); Hiperbear, France (04/1979-11/1979); Producers Workshop, Los Angeles, CA (04/1979-11/1979).
Unknown Contributor Role: Richard Wright .
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".
Artist Bio
For Over 30 years, Pink Floyd has been one of rock music's most dominant creative and commercial forces. Formed in London, England in 1965, the band released Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973 and became one of pop music's biggest acts, with the record remaining on Billboard's Top 200 album chart longer than any other release in history. Along with 1979's The Wall, it establishes the band as purveyors of a distinct, complex vision that millions of fans continue to embrace. In 1996, the group was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Disc 1
1 In The Flesh?,Hey You
2 Thin Ice, The,Is There Anybody Out There?
3 Another Brick In The Wall Part 1,Nobody Home
4 Happiest Days Of Our Lives, The,Vera
5 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2,Bring The Boys Back Home
6 Mother,Comfortably Numb
7 Goodbye Blue Sky,Show Must Go On, The
8 Empty Spaces,In The Flesh
9 Young Lust,Run Like Hell
10 One Of My Turns,Waiting For The Worms
11 Don't Leave Me Now,Stop
12 Another Brick In The Wall Part 3,Trial, The
13 Goodbye Cruel World,Outside The Wall
Disc 2
1 In The Flesh?,Hey You
2 Thin Ice, The,Is There Anybody Out There?
3 Another Brick In The Wall Part 1,Nobody Home
4 Happiest Days Of Our Lives, The,Vera
5 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2,Bring The Boys Back Home
6 Mother,Comfortably Numb
7 Goodbye Blue Sky,Show Must Go On, The
8 Empty Spaces,In The Flesh
9 Young Lust,Run Like Hell
10 One Of My Turns,Waiting For The Worms
11 Don't Leave Me Now,Stop
12 Another Brick In The Wall Part 3,Trial, The
13 Goodbye Cruel World,Outside The Wall
Reviews
ReviewSource Billboard
Review ...the title [is] apparently symbolic of the separation between performer and audience. There are other analogies that can be made as to the wall's meaning, yet one thing remains constant and that is Floyd's ability to produce interesting music... As usual, Roger Waters' lyrics are a standout and the playing is tight.
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