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Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979/2016) [Official Digital Download 16bit/44,1kHz]

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 16-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:20:46 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Parlophone Records
Recorded: December 1978 – November 1979, Britannia Row, Super Bear Studio, Studio Miraval, France; CBS 30th Street Studio, New York; Producers Workshop, Los Angeles

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. –AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff

1-1 In The Flesh? 3:20
1-2 The Thin Ice 2:26
1-3 Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1 3:11
1-4 The Happiest Days In Our Lives 1:50
1-5 Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 3:58
1-6 Mother 5:34
1-7 Goodbye Blue Sky 2:47
1-8 Empty Spaces 2:07
1-9 Young Lust 3:29
1-10 One Of My Turns 3:36
1-11 Don’t Leave Me Now 4:14
1-12 Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3 1:14
1-13 Goodbye Cruel World 1:17
2-1 Hey You 4:40
2-2 Is There Anybody Out There? 2:41
2-3 Nobody Home 3:22
2-4 Vera 1:33
2-5 Bring The Boys Back Home 1:27
2-6 Comfortably Numb 6:22
2-7 The Show Must Go On 1:36
2-8 In The Flesh 4:15
2-9 Run Like Hell 4:23
2-10 Waiting For The Worms 3:57
2-11 Stop 0:30
2-12 The Trial 5:18
2-13 Outside The Wall 1:46

Roger Waters – lead vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, sound effects
David Gilmour – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, lead vocals, bass guitar, synthesizers
Nick Mason – drums, percussion
Richard Wright – piano, Hammond organ, electric piano, synthesizers, bass pedals

Bruce Johnston – backing vocals
Toni Tennille – backing vocals
Joe Chemay – backing vocals
Jon Joyce – backing vocals
Stan Farber – backing vocals
Jim Haas – backing vocals
Bob Ezrin – piano; hammond organ; synthesizers; reed organ; backing vocals
James Guthrie – percussion; synthesizer; sound effects
Jeff Porcaro – drums on “Mother”


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