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Roger Waters: The Wall / Audio sets

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For some reason the PR machine choose to announce the Roger Waters The Wall audio editions later than the video formats, so I can now bring you details of those.

The soundtrack to ‘Roger Waters The Wall’ as it now seems to be called, will be available as a triple-vinyl set and a two-CD edition and has been produced by Nigel Godrich.

This will be released on 20 November a few days after the blu-ray/DVD releases, although be warned that a Super Deluxe Edition is going to be announced next week, which if I were to guess, is likely to be some kind of ‘combo’ set featuring book, CD and/or vinyl, blu-ray etc. I will keep you posted.

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3LP Vinyl Edition

2CD Edition

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Disc 1

  1. In the Flesh?
  2. The Thin Ice
  3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  6. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes
  7. Mother
  8. Goodbye Blue Sky
  9. Empty Spaces
  10. What Shall We Do Now?
  11. Young Lust
  12. One of My Turns
  13. Don’t Leave Me Now
  14. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  15. Last Few Bricks
  16. Goodbye Cruel World

 

Disc 2

  1. Hey You
  2. Is There Anybody Out There?
  3. Nobody Home
  4. Vera
  5. Bring the Boys Back Home
  6. Comfortably Numb
  7. The Show Must Go On
  8. In The Flesh
  9. Run Like Hell
  10. Waiting for the Worms
  11. Stop
  12. The Trial
  13. Outside the Wall

Soundtrack Produced By Nigel Godrich Includes Classic Hits “Run Like Hell,” “Another Brick In The Wall” and “Comfortably Numb”

 

Available Friday 20 November 2015

 

London, 8 October 2015 – Roger Waters The Wall, the eponymous soundtrack to the globally acclaimed feature film by Roger Waters and Sean Evans, will be released by Columbia / Legacy Recordings on 20 November 2015. Available physically on 2CD, 3LP vinyl, and digitally, the set captures Waters’ sold-out 2010-2013 “The Wall Live” tour, the first complete staging of the classic Pink Floyd concept album since 1990 and is currently available for pre-order at RogerWaters.com. A tour-de-force of rock & roll stagecraft anchored in a powerful message of peace and compassion, “The Wall Live” became a must-see concert event for music fans everywhere. It played to over 4.5 million people at more than 200 shows across four continents, making it the most successful worldwide tour by a solo artist in history.

 

Roger Waters The Wall is produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney) and offers an exhilarating listening experience for generations to enjoy. It is the ultimate concert souvenir – not only for the fans who saw the show, but for those who weren’t there or who may be discovering “The Wall” for the first time.

 

Roger Waters The Wall also serves as a companion piece to the feature film, ROGER WATERS THE WALL. Directed by Sean Evans and Roger Waters, ROGER WATERS THE WALL fuses the epic and the personal to operate on three levels simultaneously: as an immersive concert experience; as a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the impact of war on his own family; and as a stirring antiwar film about the human cost of conflict. The film premiered in a “one night only” global cinema presentation in September, drawing hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.

 

Originally released in 1979, Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” was the band’s first narrative concept album. Waters drew from personal history to chart the life and times of the central character, a mentally disintegrating rock star haunted by the wartime death of the father he never knew. The album’s thematic content and musical mastery, exemplified by worldwide chart-topper “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” and radio staples “Run Like Hell” and “Comfortably Numb,” struck a chord with audiences worldwide.  Pink Floyd’s subsequent 1980-81 tour for the album was unprecedented in its use of sets and theatrics, but the scale of production limited it to 31 dates in just four cities. “The Wall” wouldn’t be seen again until 1990, whenWaters and an all-star cast performed a benefit production on the site of the no-man’s-land that had until recently divided West and East Germany. Twenty years later, concertgoers had the opportunity to experience “The Wall” anew, and millions of fans affirmed that its message and music remain potent and relevant as ever. With Roger Waters The Wall, that opportunity lives on.

The film, ROGER WATERS THE WALL, will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital Download, and 2-disc Blu-Ray Special Edition by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

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29 responses to Roger Waters: The Wall / Audio sets

  1. Eric says:

    Having seen this show twice, its great that an audio companion is finally available. I hope this is not as steril

  2. goa says:

    oh well, nice to have the CDs…but, the show was in “surround”, it’s “made” for a Blu-Ray, and Mr. RW only lets us to enjoy it watching the docu.

  3. Dogfacedboy says:

    Is that really the finished artwork? It’s such a shame as the promo art for the tour was really great

  4. Johnny Feathers says:

    I’m definitely getting the film, but having the audio set as a separate item all but ensures I’ll never buy it. (Although, now I notice a track not found on the live 1980-81 set…) It is rather amusing just how many times he can produce the same set of songs, over and over and over. I’m not sure I would ever want to listen to a live version other than the original 1980-81 set.

  5. I love the fact this is coming out but I wish there had been another disc with all the incidental music from the documentary section of the film as well. some of the reworkings were quite beautiful.

  6. MiG says:

    The artwork is perfect. Waters, huge, glaring and piglike, hovering menacingly over a stadium full of people. Exactly the point of the show.

  7. Tom Gardner says:

    What are Amazon UK playing at with the price? No doubt it will come down before the release date but why waste everyone’s time with an unrealistic price being set.

    This has been going on for a long time, though recently it has got a lot worse with the the over priced McCartney & Dylan box sets. When HMV are undercutting Amazon by £36 for the Dylan 6CD set there is no incentive to even waste time with an Amazon UK order.

    As for The Wall s/t itself, count me in.

  8. Andy says:

    It seems sensible to wait and see what the super deluxe offers but I shan’t be pre-ordering with Amazon anymore. Their high value listings always seem to reduce in price by a significant sum a week or so after release so unless it is a very limited edition that is likely to sell out or you simply must have it on release day, the pre-order is waste of money.

  9. Neil says:

    The double CD is £14.99 on HMV. Amazon are indeed a total joke with their pricing.

  10. Sir John says:

    Just what we need…yet another version of the Wall . Yawn.

  11. DaveM says:

    Agree Sir John, they must rely on completists (like me) to buy this stuff and anyone who went to see it as I did.

  12. Paul Kent says:

    What are the chances of the SDE featuring the uninterrupted, documentary-free concert footage?

    • Johnny Feathers says:

      I think it’s already been confirmed that t doesn’t include that. Which is a shame. I respect Waters’ vision for the film, but you’d think he’d realize folks who want to relive the show don’t necessarily want to watch him visit his family’s graves over and over.

      • Paul Kent says:

        I know that’s the case with the sets already confirmed. I suppose I’m just being naively optimistic that the SDE might just contain what everybody wants. Fair play to Waters for wanting to work out his daddy issues but why he has felt the need to plague us with them for the last 30-odd years is beyond me! :D

  13. stevo says:

    Tom Gardner, Andy and Neil – it is my experience that the product owners set the prices on Amazon. Amazon is the distributor and doesn’t get involved in price decisions.

    So perhaps the higher Amazon prices are to drive the pre-orders to product owner’s home sites, and the prices are re-set later for the general public worldwide who mostly use Amazon when it’s actually released.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Amazon buy the product at the dealer price, which is basically a wholesale price and then sell at the retail price. The level of the retail price depends on how much margin they want to make. But the retail price is decided by Amazon not any record company. So for instance if a £10 CD costs Amazon £6 to buy their margin would be £4. Amazon doesn’t seem to need to make much of a profit though, which is why it’s hard for others to compete. They might sell the CD that costs them £6 at £5 if it suits their purpose/strategy. Amazon are the retailer, rather than the ‘distributor’. They also have to add VAT of 20% to the price (for EU sales).

  14. stevo says:

    Addendum. This is based on my book self-publishing experience – it may be different for the music industry. However, I don’t believe it’s necessarily Amazon who are controlling the higher pre-order prices. Perhaps it’s something Paul could check out if he has a contact who might know?

  15. Greg says:

    Am I the only one to that thinks that Roger Waters has done nothing spectacular since he left Pink Floyd. He has been repackaging “The Wall” for 36 years! I’ll stick with my Pink Floyd version from the winter of 1979. He is definitely not improving on the definitive version. I think it is time for him to retire or join a Pink Floyd tribute band.

  16. Neil says:

    I only buy stuff from Amazon marketplace sellers now. I get all my new releases from HMV or Base. It was a shame when Sainsbury’s stopped selling CD’s and B

  17. Neil says:

    oops i posted that comment without finishing the sentence. I was saying it was a shame when when Sainsbury’s stopped selling CD’s and Blu-Rays as their prices were great.

  18. Rob says:

    http://www.spincds.com are listing the 2CD version at £12.99. Really looking forward to seeing what the Super Deluxe Version has in it (and what it costs!)

    • TheRedPen says:

      $500.00. Seriously. Visit his website if you don’t believe me.

      I guess a chap’s got to make a living.

  19. Richard says:

    There are only two versions of The Wall that I am waiting for. A 5.1 surround release of the studio album and a live version, both played by the Pink Floyd on DVD.

  20. Marc says:

    Any news on the super deluxe edition yet?

    • Marc says:

      Thanks for the link Mark.
      Interesting that they say each set is unique. Also wondering if this is a limited issue.
      Oh and if you find a promo code please share.. as of course will I as $500 plus extras seems a little over the top!!

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  22. Tommy Christiansen says:

    Is there no release of the audio (album) on blu-ray audio or surround sound?

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