- Product Code: PFR11 | 88875170942
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Remastered re-release of the eleventh full-length studio album by legendary British Progressive Rock band.
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.
It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded Rock Star whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society forms a figurative wall. From 1980 to 1981, Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects. In 1982, "The Wall" was adapted by Alan Parker into a feature film, for which Waters wrote the screenplay, featuring Bob Geldof in the lead role.
There was some controversy when the British press reported that the children had not been paid for their efforts; they were eventually given copies of the album, and the school received a £1,000 donation (£5,000 in contemporary value).
Some of the out-takes from the recording sessions were used on the band's next album, "The Final Cut" (1983).
The album was a commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks and reaching number three in the UK. It initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious, but later received accolades as one of the greatest albums of all time and one of the band's finest works. The Single "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" yielded the U.S. and U.K. #1 hit. The album topped the Billboard charts for 15 weeks, selling over a million copies in its first two months of sales, and in 1999 was certified 23× Platinum. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
"The Wall" is one of the best-known concept albums. With over 30 million copies sold, it is the second best-selling album in the band's catalogue (behind 1973's "The Dark Side Of The Moon"), the best-selling double-album of all time, and one of the best-selling albums of all time overall. In 2000, it was voted number 30 in Colin Larkin's "All Time Top 1000 Albums". Rolling Stone placed it at number 87 on its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list in 2003, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list, although this was updated to 129 with the list's 2020 revision. Based on such rankings, the aggregate website Acclaimed Music lists "The Wall" as the 166th most acclaimed album in history.
Pink Floyd Music Ltd./Sony Music Entertainment, 1979/2016 (PFR11 | 88875170942). Made in USA.
1. In The Flesh? 3:20
2. The Thin Ice 2:27
3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1 3:12
4. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives 1:51
5. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 3:59
6. Mother 5:35
7. Goodbye Blue Sky 2:47
8. Empty Spaces 2:08
9. Young Lust 3:33
10. One Of My Turns 3:37
11. Don't Leave Me Now 4:16
12. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3 1:14
13. Goodbye Cruel World 1:17
Running time: 39:16 min.
1. Hey You 4:40
2. Is There Anybody Out There? 2:42
3. Nobody Home 3:23
4. Vera 1:33
5. Bring The Boys Back Home 1:27
6. Comfortably Numb 6:22
7. The Show Must Go On 1:37
8. In The Flesh 4:16
9. Run Like Hell 4:24
10. Waiting For The Worms 3:57
11. Stop 0:31
12. The Trial 5:19
13. Outside The Wall 1:46
Running time: 41:57 min.
Total playing time: 81:13 min.