The Wall

The Wall

The Wall is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released 30 November 1979 on Harvest and Columbia Records. A rock opera, its story explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolised by a wall. The record was a commercial success, charting at number one in the US for 15 weeks, and number three in the UK. In 1982, the album was adapted into a feature film of the same name, directed by Alan Parker.

Bassist Roger Waters conceived The Wall during Pink Floyd's 1977 In The Flesh tour, modeling the character of Pink after himself and former bandmate Syd Barrett. Recording spanned from December 1978 to November 1979. Producer Bob Ezrin helped to refine the concept and bridge tensions during recording, as the band were struggling with personal and financial issues at the time. The Wall is the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production, but stayed on as a salaried musician. Three singles were issued from the album: "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" (the band's only US number-one single), "Run Like Hell", and "Comfortably Numb". From 1980 to 1981, Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects.

The Wall initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious. It later came to be considered one of the greatest albums of all time, as well as being one of the most well-known concept albums. It has sold more than 24 million copies, is the second best-selling in the band's catalog, and is one of the best-selling of all time. Some of the outtakes from the recording sessions were later used on the group's next album, The Final Cut (1983). In 2003, Rolling Stone listed The Wall at number 87 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In the early 2010s, Waters staged a new Wall live tour that became the highest-grossing tour by a solo musician.

Tracklist

A1 In The Flesh?  
A2 The Thin Ice  
A3 Another Brick In The Wall Part 1  
A4 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives  
A5 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2  
A6 Mother  
B1 Goodbye Blue Sky  
B2 Empty Spaces  
B3 Young Lust  
B4 One Of My Turns  
B5 Don't Leave Me Now  
B6 Another Brick In The Wall Part 3  
B7 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  
D1 The Show Must Go On  
D2 In The Flesh  
D3 Run Like Hell  
D4 Waiting For The Worms  
D5 Stop  
D6 The Trial  
D7 Outside The Wall

 

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