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The Wall

Artist: Pink Floyd
Label: Columbia
Catalog#: PC2 36183
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1979
Tracklist
A1 In The Flesh  
A2 The Thin Ice  
A3 Another Brick In The Wall  
A4 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives  
A5 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2  
A6 Mother  
B1 Goodbye Blue Sky  
B2 What Shall We Do Now?  
B3 Young Lust  
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour

B4 One Of My Tunes  
B5 Don't Leave Me Now  
B6 Empty Spaces  
B7 Another Brick In The Wall Part 3  
B8 Goodbye Cruel World  
C1 Hey You  
C2 Is There Anybody Out There?  
C3 Nobody Home  
C4 Vera  
C5 Bring The Boys Back Home  
C6 Comfortably Numb  
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour

D1 The Show Must Go On  
D2 In The Flesh  
D3 Run Like Hell  
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour

D4 Waiting For The Worms  
D5 Stop  
D6 The Trial  
  Notes:

Written-By - Bob Ezrin

D7 Outside The Wall  
Credits

Arranged By [Orchestra] - Bob Ezrin
Arranged By [Orchestra] - Michael Kamen
Backing Vocals - Bruce Johnston
Backing Vocals - Joe Chemay
Backing Vocals - John Joyce
Backing Vocals - Stan Farber
Backing Vocals - Toni Tennille
Co-producer, Engineer - James Guthrie
Design [Illustration] - Gerald Scarfe
Design [Sleeve Design] - Gerald Scarfe
Design [Sleeve Design] - Roger Waters
Engineer - Brian Christian
Engineer - John McClure
Engineer - Nick Griffiths
Engineer - Patrice Quef
Engineer - Rick Hart
Lyrics By - Roger Waters
Other [Sound Equipment] - Phil Taylor
Performer - David Gilmour
Performer - Nick Mason
Performer - Richard Wright
Performer - Roger Waters
Producer - Bob Ezrin
Producer - David Gilmour
Producer - Roger Waters
Written-By - Roger Waters

Notes

Recorded at Superbear, Miravel, France. CBS, New York. Producers Workshop, Los Angeles. Between April and November, 1979.
Toni Tennille appears courtesy of Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.
All songs ©1979 Pink Floyd Music Publishers, Ltd. (BMI)
℗1979 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
©1979 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.
Later Pressings with barcode are also available.
Inner sleeves contain lyrics

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Pink Floyd has the honor of offering the last serving of excess for the decade, spread out over the double-album The Wall. Just listen to the opening bars of "In the Flesh?" Roger Waters's voice is the first to be heard, and it's no surprise. Since their last record, the other members of the Floyd had cut solo albums to little commercial or artistic success. When the band entered sessions for this album, it was Waters that offered two "song cycles;" the band chose the first, and the second would appear some years later as Waters's first solo effort, The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking. The recording of The Wall was tumultuous at best; Rick Wright was ejected from the band by the end of the sessions, and producer Bob Ezrin completed the album in Los Angeles with studio musicians. Fortunately, David Gilmour leaves some evidence of his participation, especially on the excellent "Young Lust," "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell," all co-written with Waters. The remainder, on the other hand, are strictly Waters. All of the songs constitute a perfectly choreographed script, though offering none of the psychedelic instrumentals that had defined Pink Floyd throughout the decade. That said, there are undoubtedly some classic tracks within, including "Mother," "Hey You" and "Nobody Home." But by the fourth side, it's the album's own weight that brings down the wall. Still, there's no denying that the double-album was an artistic achievement and a phenomenal success. "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" b/w "One of My Turns" topped the single charts on both sides of the Atlantic, while the album would reach No. 1 in the US and peak at No. 3 in the UK. Over the next two years, the band would stage live renditions of the album in a series of concerts held in Los Angeles, New York, London and Dortmund, Germany. A movie of the same name, starring Bob Geldof as the central character Pink, would appear in 1982, directed by Alan Parker. Over a decade after its first release, Waters would perform The Wall in an all-star extravaganza in Berlin to celebrate the fall of die Mauer, while Waters would eventually reprise the original production-updated with stunning technology-on a series of tours from 2010-2013.
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