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1979 The Wall Album Cover

The Wall Lyrics

Home / Pink Floyd Lyrics / The Wall Lyrics “The Wall” is the eleventh studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1979. The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of rock music, and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The epic rock opera The Wall is one of Pink Floyd’s most popular albums and had great commercial success.

The Wall Movie Pink Floyd - Pink Watching TV

The Wall Movie by Pink Floyd

The Wall Movie by Pink Floyd is a British musical film directed by Alan Parker, released in 1982, with animated segments by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. It’s based on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album “The Wall.” The making of the film was a considerable endeavour. It entailed 61 long and arduous days of shooting, which involved 977 shots, 4,885 takes, and 350,000 feet of film. Gerald Scarfe’s animation in the film, which comprises more than 15 minutes of its runtime, required more than 10,000 drawings. The process of editing was a mammoth task that spanned eight months. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes, and it received an IMDb rating of 8.0/10. It’s categorized as a drama, fantasy, and music genre film, depicting the descent of a troubled rock star into madness amid his physical and social isolation from everyone. The character of Pink is portrayed by...

Roger Waters Comfortably Numb 2022 Recording

Listen To New Recording of Comfortably Numb As You’ve Never Heard It!

Roger Waters has recorded a new version of Comfortably Numb which is rather different to the original recording that David Gilmour offered to Pink Floyd which went on to become probably their most famous song! The new version, recorded by Roger Waters inspired by a demo he did for his latest tour pre-lock-down, has been dropped down a key (not as high pitched to sing) which has made it sound much darker. It has a very distinct looking new video to go with it, looks great. The David Gilmour epic solos have also been removed and replaced with vocal scat instead which sounds great, like Clare Torry’s contribution to A Great Gig in the Sky from Dark Side of the Moon of course. Whilst many fans will not be pleased about the erasing of the guitar solos, it is interesting of course to hear the old song but done in...

Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time - Pink Floyd Win of course!

Pink Floyd Win Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time – listen to the demo recordings

Planet Rock Radio has done an online poll to find the greatest guitar solo of all time. They let fans vote for any song they liked so didn’t limit the choice. The great news is that Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb came in at number one, and that it had nearly 10% of the vote – an astonishing result given the open ended question of which guitar solo is the greatest. The music was composed by David Gilmour during the recording of his solo album in 1978 where he hummed a melody over the top of the music he recorded. You can listen below to his first demo recording. There was also a demo made by Pink Floyd under the working title of The Doctor, which has different lyrics to the final studio version, and Roger Waters added the lyrics to that as part of his rock opera, The Wall, which...

The Art of Pink Floyd The Wall Book Gerald Scarfe

The Art of Pink Floyd The Wall – New Gerald Scarfe Book Out Nov 2021

When you think of The Wall album, you might think of all the wonderfully illustrated characters which have become iconic to Pink Floyd fans. Recently at Sotherby’s auction house, the original paintings and illustrations by artist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe sold for tens of thousands of pounds so must be very iconic indeed to someone! The great news is Gerald has a new book out on 25th November 2021 which features 288 pages dedicated to the artwork he created for The Wall. It is a bit pricey at £120 currently on Amazon with an RPP of £150. But for fans with a good deep pocket I am sure it will be well worth it. It is published by Little, Brown. Grab yourself a copy on Amazon.co.uk where you can pre-order the book. Come and discuss the book on the forum too. From the Publisher The Art of Pink Floyd The...

Lot 318 Gerald Scarfe Pink Floyd – The Wall The Teacher and the Mincing Machine, oil on canvas

Sotheby’s Auction of Pink Floyd’s The Wall Original Paintings – See the Artwork up close

Gerald Scarfe created the iconic album artwork that accompanied The Wall album. His style is instantly recognisable and brought an already vivid album to life. Whether it was the wraparound simple image of the actual Wall, the marching hammers, the Teacher pushing those poor children to their psychological limits, or that flower doing you know what! Good news for those with incredibly deep pockets, or willing to sell their car/home to finance their spending spree. Sotheby’s auction house in London have several lots coming up which are once in a lifetime purchases. It is part of their Made In Britain online auction, it runs from 10am GMT on 9th to 16th March 2021, there is something for every price point as the non-Floyd stuff starts at £200! These 8 examples below range from £3,000 to £60,000 so I hope you have been saving hard! Take a look at the listings...