Pink Floyd - The Wall

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5 - Best
65
56%
4
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23%
3
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11%
2
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4%
1 - Worst
7
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Total votes: 117

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by Jack Wolf » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:48 pm

danielcaux wrote: Just listening to disc 2 out of the blue, without the context given in disc 1, would leave must listeners just scratching their heads and having "I don't give a f--k about this man" reactions. Storywise.
You have a good point, and I think first time listeners should listen to the album the traditional way.
But for me, starting the album off with the 2nd disc makes for a more memorable experience. I think every Floyd fan should try it at least once.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by J Ed » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:20 pm

why limit yourself to 2 cds?
try it with vinyl, you can do:
side 1,2,3,4
side 1,2,4,3
side 1,3,2,4
side 1,3,4,2
side 1,4,2,3
side 1,4,3,2
side 2,1,3,4
side 2,1,4,3
side 2,3,1,4
side 2,3,4,1
side 2,4,1,3
side 2,4,3,1
side 3,1,2,4
side 3,1,4,2
side 3,2,1,4
side 3,2,4,1
side 3,4,1,2
side 3,4,2,1
side 4,1,2,3
side 4,1,3,2
side 4,2,1,3
side 4,2,3,1
side 4,3,1,2
side 4,3,2,1
you should give us a comparitive report on each one of those experiences cuz each one would also be unique, and probably at least one permutation has never been tried before by anybody ever, maybe as many as 23 alternate versions of The Wall have never before been heard!

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by Jack Wolf » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:35 pm

J Ed wrote:why limit yourself to 2 cds?
try it with vinyl, you can do:
side 1,2,3,4
side 1,2,4,3
side 1,3,2,4
side 1,3,4,2
side 1,4,2,3
side 1,4,3,2
side 2,1,3,4
side 2,1,4,3
side 2,3,1,4
side 2,3,4,1
side 2,4,1,3
side 2,4,3,1
side 3,1,2,4
side 3,1,4,2
side 3,2,1,4
side 3,2,4,1
side 3,4,1,2
side 3,4,2,1
side 4,1,2,3
side 4,1,3,2
side 4,2,1,3
side 4,2,3,1
side 4,3,1,2
side 4,3,2,1
you should give us a comparitive report on each one of those experiences cuz each one would also be unique, and probably at least one permutation has never been tried before by anybody ever, maybe as many as 23 alternate versions of The Wall have never before been heard!
/sarcasm

One variation is quite enough for me thank you!

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by progo » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:50 pm

Jack's interpretation is interesting-- not that I'd listen to the parts in said order, but it does reveal a different angle alright.

I just love the guitar solo in Thin Ice. The first side is super amazing anyhow.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by spectrum one » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:05 pm

Really got back into this album before and subsequently since Roger's O2 gig .. The fact that he can still tour it - completely unchanged - but with an updated message with its relevance to today, for me , makes it timeless and not in the slightest dated.. If Roger lived to be 200 I'm sure it would still be as relevant then as well..

Not only will the music live on forever, but also its ability to provoke thought

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:44 pm

I haven't posted in this thread, and feel this poem I wrote today sums up my feelings.



PINK FLOYD THE WALL 1979

Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
And I was a child
A future assured
Kept on eating cola cubes
Older brother bought the single
The b-side held more curiosity
"One Of My Turns"

I remember the Christmas single
And the record label art
My collection was only one record
And a couple of others already owned
Was more into collecting
Star Wars figures and toys
Pink Floyd The Wall 1979

It bided it's time for me
Waited and lingered
I was a child
Devastated by 1982
If I'd seen the movie
I would not have been confused

But in those days
There were few with video recorders
And those that did
Kept quiet about it
No internet or greater media

They were too interested in Rocky films
None of my thought as friends
Smuggled The Wall film to me
Yes, Alien photonovel
But please! Don't bring the monkey mask!
Pink Floyd The Wall 1979

Roger Waters in Berlin during 1990
That was considerable turning point
I only saw the second half
And thought Roger Waters had put on weight
At the Knebworth show after with Pink Floyd...

My oldest friend
When I visited
Was delighted in The Wall I was interested
But lent me the film
On VHS
Before the album played
More was to start
Sectarian side of Waters/Gilmour taken
Pink Floyd The Wall 1979

It was bought out as a live album
But in 2000 I had a girl
And didn't think I was that person any more
Over a decade later
And I am now alone
With a copy of Pink Floyd The Wall 1979

Roger Waters is playing it live
And I have nobody or means to go?
Except back to Pink Floyd
The Wall 1979

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by moom » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:22 am

<ii> Hooray to Jimi Waters.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by Mike Eder » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:37 am

It's actually pretty darn good though not the album that made me fan at all. I am a Syd guy, but I like the Floyd in the seventies very much. Still of those seventies albums this is a bit harder to play all the way through for me. Not because there is filler but because it takes so much out of me.
I do enjoy it far more than I did before.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by SteveB » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:16 pm

Great thread, people.
Have just listened to The Wall again for first time in a couple of years...still brilliant.
Well done to the Boys. :D

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by central122 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:41 am

Real Pink in the Inside wrote:
snifferdog wrote:I wish "What Shall We Do Now" was on the original album.
I'm with you on that. Even though "Empty Spaces" is great, I love that tune far more.
Do not complain anymore. Here came the full version of the album:
watch?v=hvrUTk1i0AA
http://www.goear.com/playlist/0e48482/the-wall

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by ndasilva » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:06 am

It's not quite the full thing. There is a longer version of Young Lust that certain radio stations have. At least in Winnipeg, there is.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by thefinalcut » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:14 pm

Most beautiful album I've ever listened to.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by moom » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:56 am

ndasilva wrote:It's not quite the full thing. There is a longer version of Young Lust that certain radio stations have. At least in Winnipeg, there is.
On the other hand, Foot In The Door, for some reason, has a very clipped version :lol:

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by snifferdog » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:16 pm

moom wrote:
ndasilva wrote:It's not quite the full thing. There is a longer version of Young Lust that certain radio stations have. At least in Winnipeg, there is.
On the other hand, Foot In The Door, for some reason, has a very clipped version :lol:
Unfortunately that's the pay-off when record companies try to compile "Best of" albums for bands whose songs were on the longer side. I could never figure out why they bothered putting Marooned on Echoes seeing as the intro was barely over when they cut it short.

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

Post by moom » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:11 pm

snifferdog wrote: Unfortunately that's the pay-off when record companies try to compile "Best of" albums for bands whose songs were on the longer side. I could never figure out why they bothered putting Marooned on Echoes seeing as the intro was barely over when they cut it short.
Speaking of epic tracks... I also wonder why did they use the intro to Shine On quite a few times on FITD.