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The Wall (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 87/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl
Certified Triple Platinum
Reached Number One In The UK And The Us
The Wall is the eleventh studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is the last studio album released with the classic lineup of guitarist David Gilmour, bassist/lyricist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason before Wright left the band. Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was supported by a tour with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a 1982 feature film, Pink Floyd - The Wall. The album features the band's only number one single; Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.
As with Pink Floyd's previous three albums, The Wall is a concept album and explores themes of abandonment and personal isolation. The album is a rock opera that follows Pink, a character whom Waters modelled after himself and the band's original leader, Syd Barrett. Pink's life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall. Waters conceived the album during Pink Floyd's 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when his frustration with the audience became so acute that he imagined a wall between the audience and the stage.
The Wall features a harsher and more theatrical style than Pink Floyd's previous albums. Wright left the band during its production but remained as a salaried musician, performing with Pink Floyd during the Wall tour. The album was one of the best selling of 1980, and by 1999 it had sold over 23 million RIAA-certified units (11.5 million albums), making it the third highest certified album in the United States. Rolling Stone placed The Wall at number 87 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.LP1
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
7. Goodbye Blue Sky
8. Empty Spaces
9. Young Lust
10. One of My Turns
11. Don't Leave Me Now
12. Another Brick In The Wall Part 3
13. Goodbye Cruel World
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There
3. Nobody Home
5. Bring The Boys Back Home
6. Comfortable Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. In The Flesh
9. Run Like Hell
10. Waiting For The Worms
12. The Trial
13. Outside The Wall$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Roger Waters The Wall
Limited Edition Triple 180 Gram LP Set
Accompanies The Concert Film, The Wall, Filmed During Waters' 2010-2013 Tour
Now that Roger Waters has released his new concert film of The Wall, filmed on the former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter's recent world tour, he is putting out an accompanying soundtrack album. Between 2010 and 2013, the singer performed the 1979 double-album, home to Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), live more than 200 times. Like the film, the soundtrack, titled Roger Waters The Wall, contains recordings from around the world and is being released as a 3 LP Set.
Waters performed the album for approximately 4.5 million people during the course of the tour with help from an 11-person backing group. Singer Robbie Wyckoff handled the vocal parts that Floyd's David Gilmour sang on the original record, while the guitars were handled by Dave Kilminster, former SNL bandleader G.E. Smith and Snowy White, the last of whom performed on Floyd's original The Wall tour. Waters' son Harry performed Hammond organ and piano on the tour.
Frequent Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, who provided music production and mixing for the film, produced the album.
The soundtrack will run longer than the original Wall album, which spanned only two LPs, as it includes two songs removed from the original release - Last Few Bricks and What Shall We Do Now? - which Floyd had added back in for live performances. This version of The Wall also includes The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes, which Waters incorporated into his performances of the album beginning in 2011 in tribute to a 27-year-old Brazilian man that London police killed thinking, wrongly, that he was a terrorist.
The soundtrack marks the third time The Wall has been released as a live album. In 1990, Waters released The Wall: Live in Berlin, which he'd recorded and filmed less than a year after the Berlin Wall fell with a star-studded cast, including Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, the Band, SinÉad O'Connor, Cyndi Lauper and Tim Curry, among others. A decade later, Pink Floyd released Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81, which contains recordings of Waters' final tour as a member of the band.
Waters told Rolling Stone that the meaning behind The Wall hadn't changed for him over the years. The context changes, but the story remains the same, he said. If people see this movie, what I hope is that that they may look at one another and go, 'You know what? We are a community, and we are many. There are a lot of us.'
- Kory Grow, Rolling StoneLP 1
1. In the Flesh? (Live)
2. The Thin Ice (Live)
3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 (Live)
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Live)
5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Live)
6. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes (Live)
7. Mother (Live)
8. Goodbye Blue Sky (Live)
9. Empty Spaces (Live)
10. What Shall We Do Now? (Live)
1. Young Lust (Live)
2. One of My Turns (Live)
3. Don't Leave Me Now (Live)
4. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 (Live)
5. Last Few Bricks (Live)
6. Goodbye Cruel World (Live)
7. Hey You (Live)
8. Is There Anybody Out There? (Live)
9. Nobody Home (Live)
10. Vera (Live)
11. Bring the Boys Back Home (Live)
1. Comfortably Numb (Live)
2. The Show Must Go On (Live)
3. In the Flesh (Live)
4. Run Like Hell (Live)
5. Waiting for the Worms (Live)
6. Stop (Live)
7. The Trial (Live)
8. Outside the Wall (Live)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Keep It Like A SecretDoug Martsch is enough of a guitar god to fill Keep It Like a Secret, one of indie rock's strongest 1999 major-label releases, with blazing solos. He's also ambivalent about the whole thing, which allows him to highlight the album with You Were Right, a despairing litany of classic-rock lyrical hooks.
Most guitar heroes make their mark by doing something extravagant, like playing with their teeth or with their instrument in flames. Doug Martsch of Boise, Idaho's Built to Spill has acquired his guru status by simpler means--he combines his trippy, meandering guitar style with classic pop structures. Doug Martsch also wins points for singing about small-scale moments as well as huge moral abstractions, from watching TV to contemplating the center of the universe. By subtly balancing the forest of dense guitars with Doug Martsch's oddly prosaic yet uncannily beautiful singing, Built to Spill hold the rare achievement of making music that's rooted yet allows you to fly. Time Trap begins with a harplike guitar line floating above a heavy wave of distortion, drifts into a reggae pattern, and eventually rises to the high step of musical theater. The charming and funny You Were Right decides once and for all which of the classic-rock clichÉs ring true. You were wrong when you said, 'Everything's going to be all right' / You were right when you said, 'We're all just bricks in the wall.' It is a richly deserved analysis from alt rock's heroic Everyman.1. The Plan
2. Center Of The Universe
3. Carry The Zero
5. Bad Light
6. Time Trap
8. You Were Right
9. Temporarily Blind
10. Broken Chairs$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Body PillIt's amazing how much can happen in a short time frame. At the
beginning of 2012, Anthony Naples didn't have a song to his name; by
the end of that year, he'd been heralded as one of the city's rising
producer talents. The genesis was "Mad Disrespect" - a single that
dominated Brooklyn's underground electronic music scene from even
before its offical release. The track was a milestone for all involved. Not
only was it Naples' first single, but it also was the first track he'd
recorded, period. On a whim, he sent the track to Eamon Harkin and
Justin Carter, the founders of New York's respected Mister Saturday
Night series. A regular at their parties but an unknown to the duo,
Anthony caught the pair's attention with "Mad Disrespect," and ended
up as the cornerstone of label's inaugural release: the Mad Disrespect
Anthony's music caught the ear of a number of people that summer,
none more important than Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, who
commissioned Anthony to remix his single "128 Harps" - again,
Anthony's first remix at that point. From there on, things sped up. He
followed "Mad Disrespect" with a series of 12" released on a veritable
who's who of influential labels: Scotland's respected Rubadub label,
Four Tet's Text Records, Opal Tapes - all of which culminated in El
Portal, his EP for Will Bankhead's Trilogy Tapes imprint. Along the way,
he was invited to open for Four Tet at London's Fabric and invited to
play Berlin's prestigious Panorama Bar.\
And now, a little over two years later, comes Body Pill, Anthony Naples
debut full-length for Text Records. As Anthony tells it, the title comes
from a mangled English translation that caught his eye in a Japanese
vending machine. "When I ran the title past Kieran, and he said it just
sounded like a lost rave classic, but I thought in the end it makes
sense. The LP is a small dose of synthetic noises and rhythms."
Naples says. Stylistically, the album draws inspiration from the city that
gave Anthony his start: New York. "I wanted to make a streetwise
record that was also solid and simple, like a brick or those weird
fluorescent light tubes in the subway. They give off this weird hum that
you hear only when you're alone in the station between trains late at
night. I wanted to make a record that evoked that experience."
Body Pill is a surprising album for Anthony, his most understated and
mature release to date. Body Pill opens with a wall of ambient noise on
"Ris," only to be overtaken by a modest synth groove. Ambient noise
washes over and eventually overtakes tracks like "Way Stone" and
"Pale" later on in the record. But that's not to say there aren't echoes of
Naples' work for Mister Saturday Night lurking throughout the record.
"Abrazo" feels like the natural companion to Anthony's earlier singles,
with elegant strings mingling with a deconstructed house-inspired beat.
"Used to Be" is arguably Anthony's largest beat to date whose rolling
hi-hats counterbalance the track's stabbing synths. The album's closer
"Miles" abruptly morphs from a lo-fi house anthem into a surprisingly
minimal synth soundscape, a microcosm of the record as a whole.1. Ris
4. Way Stone
7. Used to Be
8. Miles$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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