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Mother Roger Waters. Goodbye Blue Sky Roger Waters. Empty Spaces Roger Waters. One of My Turns Roger Waters. Goodbye Cruel World Roger Waters. Hey You Roger Waters. Nobody Home Roger Waters. Vera Roger Waters. Waiting for the Worms Roger Waters. Even though Wright played more of a backing role in the band, unlike Gilmour and Waters, there is no doubt in my mind now that Wright was a key ingredient of the Pink Floyd sound. I'm still going to have to give this three stars, because it just isn't enough for me to justify a four-star rating.
Essential for Pink Floyd fans. For others, first get their masterpieces, then you might want to seek this one out. And yes, it really is better than the studio version.
On top of the music, the CD package is also great. Mine is with bigger size package complete with full-colour booklet of the show. Overall, this is a highly recommended package. Keep on proggin'! The Wall is one of my favorite albums and one of the greatest rock classics for its scope, vision, grandiosity, and courage, let alone the lyrical and musical accomplishment.
I read with amusement all the time those who will swoon over Meddle and Animals but then bash The Wall for various reasons. Some of those folks feel that this live version redeems The Wall somewhat for bringing more life and looseness to what they see as a tight, sterile studio album.
That ironically is one of the biggest problems with this album. The Wall is supposed to convey feelings of abject grey, coldness, tightness. This material is not supposed to make you feel like happy-prog does.
The reason it is a masterpiece in studio form is that it is so perfectly and so tightly constructed, with every single little note and orchestration in exactly the place ole Rog wants it.
Chapter after chapter of perfect lyrics tied to outstanding melodies and maniacally crafted into one of rock music's most legendary experiences. That's not to say this is a horrible album although it would have made infinitely more sense to release this as a DVD, to give people the visual experience. But nothing here is better than the studio version and many things are markedly worse. Without the Waters quality control in place certain parts have lost their crisp and elegant edges.
Gilmour gets the biggest hits here from me for introducing some out-of-place road swagger to certain sections that do not benefit from it. Most problematic is that his contempt for the project cannot be hidden during his singing: he is not delivering the lyrics as if he is behind them. He is professional but I can hear in his voice what he has admitted verbally time and again: he didn't like The Wall.
Some might think I'm crazy for saying that but I swear I can hear the little verbal tics and indifference, conscious or not, that convey his displeasure for Water's theme. That's fine and I understand why it would be difficult to go through this tour feeling that way, but the fact is that he is so much more convincing in the studio recording, perhaps because he had Waters breathing down his neck, perhaps because he wasn't under the stress that filled this tour.
I'm not going to comment about Mason and Wright other than to parrot what both Water and Gilmour have said in interviews: both musicians had let their commitment wane and were not up to past standards. Many know that Wright was fired but do not realize Gilmour agreed with the decision-many are also not aware that Mason was discussed for early pasture too briefly. Given that Gilmour is the most talented musician and singer in the band, his being luke-warm on the project keeps this from being the definitive live recording that Floyd fans have never been given since Pompeii.
It has to be in the vaults somewhere and given what other bands are releasing now from their archives, it is a travesty the band hasn't coughed it up yet. Another issue is the constant crowd noise between tracks which is fine for most concerts but it does alter the feel of an album for which "the feel" matters a lot.
Now that is nit-picky but it's these little things that add up to make this live album less perfect than the original and that's why I rate it lower and recommend Floyd noobs if any still exist save their cash for the real thing.
Even Waters solo Berlin Wall show was more exciting for me because of the visual aspect, something that could be remedied here with a DVD-video release. The upcoming 30th anniversary would be the perfect time boys. There are some points of interest to the release such as the material not present on the studio album, the presence of other musicians, Roger's amusing remarks, and one hell of a nice pair no pun of CD booklets. Great packaging here. That and the inherent strength of Water's material even when swimming with a brick tied to its foot is enough to warrant a 3 star rating but this stops well short of the studio album.
Mostly this one is for hard core Floydians who just can't resist. I'll be selling this and going back to listening to the real thing. And waiting for that live DVD from the '75 tour. I know, I know, when pigs fly. If in case with studio album, I enjoyed with some great songs, but all album was too bulk and too long for me I believe that one LP work with concentrated and reworked The Wall material could be a really great album!
In live version this minus is not so obvious: as in all live recordings, there is enough place for longer solos,improvs and you usualy prepared for longer recording. Another strong side - many songs sound heavier and with higher energy, than in studio album. All the album as often happens when you're comparing studio and live recordings sounds more rock. A bit more acoustic, with slightly simplier arrangements, sometimes a bit faster.
Still very close to studio original, this live album is as strong and contains even some attractive sides. But I can recommend it to band's fans: for regular listeners it's too similar too studio The Wall album. Pink Floyd have always been a favorite band of mine, since I was younger I truly enjoyed their music because it always lead me to some place, I mean it causes something on me that makes me feel pleased with what I listen.
One of the things I would have loved to witness has to be a Pink Floyd concert, but you know, sadly It is impossible. Anyway, the closest thing to that is to enjoy their live concerts that were recorded and put in both, video and audio, this time, a complete performance of their extraordinary "The Wall" was done here and fortunately for us fans, released as a double CD album.
This is not exactly a copy of the studio version, here the Master of Ceremonies was added so you can funnily feel part of the crowd, for instance I remember in Run Like Hell when Roger says that song is for everyone in the audience weak, I mean, you are there, you all of a sudden are one more attendant and are witnessing an amazing show.
The ambient is excellent, so is the music. While the songs are passing, you will remember those parts in the movie and enter into a world of a mix of feelings, but in the end, your musical journey will be a total success. There are some parts that really take you into them, that cause you goose bumps, because they really sound good. If you like The Wall, then you wont have a problem with this live performance, you may like it better or not but you will enjoy it without a doubt; on the other hand, if you do not like The Wall, you may try this and see how good it sounds live, or you can simply avoid it.
In The Flesh Run Like Hell Waiting For The Worms The Trial Sounds like it have been mastered from vinyl, but the sound is quite good. Before Young Lust Roger says: Thank you! Good evening! Well at least Neil Diamond's not here tonight, that's something isn't it?. Raf , Dec 12, Location: Tokyo, Japan. Location: Santiago, Chile. Location: Lynbrook, NY.
I can post a clip from the clamshell, although it's probably more common here. What track? I picked up the clamshell first because it was the first thing I saw. When I saw the Deluxe package I passed it by because I thought it would have the same audio. That would be weird to have two different masterings floating around. Just kiddingIs There Anybody Out There? Pink Floyd Buy This Song. About Is There Anybody Out There? "Is There Anybody Out There?" is a song from the Pink Floyd album, The Wall. Year: 1, Views Playlists: #4. Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer "Well, only got an hour of daylight left.