Remastered from the Original Analogue Tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman!
Pressed on Heavyweight 180g Double Vinyl!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 87/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Another Brick In The Wall Part 2" - Rated 384/500, "Comfortably Numb" - Rated 321/500!
One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall is renowned as
Roger Waters' Rock Opera dealing with abandonment and personal isolation.
Featuring the unique artwork of Gerald Scarfe, the album also yielded the US &
UK No. 1 hit Another Brick In The Wall Pt2., and was subsequently adapted for
cinema by Alan Parker featuring Bob Geldof in the lead role.
Since 1967 Pink Floyd have produced one of the most outstanding and enduring
catalogues in the history of recorded music. The albums have been painstakingly
remastered from the original analogue tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante, and
"Pink Floyd's most elaborately theatrical album was inspired by their own
success: the alienating enormity of their tours after The Dark Side of the Moon,
which was when bassist-lyricist Roger Waters first hit upon the wall as a
metaphor for isolation and rebellion. He finished a demo of the work by July
1978; the double album then took the band a year to make. Rock's ultimate
self-pity opera, The Wall is also hypnotic in its indulgence: the totalitarian
thunder of "In the Flesh?" the suicidal languor of "Comfortably Numb," the
Brechtian drama of "The Trial." Rock-star hubris has never been more
electrifying." - www.rollingstone.com
"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." - Rovi Staff, allmusic.com
• 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl
• Double Vinyl
• Remastered from the Original Analogue Tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
• Gatefold Jacket
• Original UK release date: November 1979
1. In The Flesh?
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1
4. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
5. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
1. Goodbye Blue Sky
2. Empty Spaces
3. Young Lust
4. One of My Turns
5. Don't Leave Now
6. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3
7. Goodbye Cruel World
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Nobody Home
5. Bring The Boys Back Home
6. Comfortably Numb
1. The Show Must Go On
2. In The Flesh
3. Run Like Hell
4. Waiting For The Worms
6. The Trial
7. Outside The Wall