The Wall

Label
EMI UK
Release date
30 Apr 2001
Running length
26 tracks
Running time
81:11

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 In The Flesh? (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:19 2,980
2 The Thin Ice (1994 Digital Remaster) 2:30 2,827
3 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1) (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:10 3,895
4 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:51 2,974
5 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:00 5,044
6 Mother (1994 Digital Remaster) 5:37 3,409
7 Goodbye Blue Sky (1994 Digital Remaster) 2:48 3,356
8 Empty Spaces (1994 Digital Remaster) 2:08 2,398
9 Young Lust (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:30 2,786
10 One Of My Turns (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:37 2,851
11 Don't Leave Me Now (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:16 2,485
12 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3) (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:15 2,897
13 Goodbye Cruel World (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:15 2,723
1 Hey You (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:41 3,100
2 Is There Anybody Out There? (1994 Digital Remaster) 2:41 2,689
3 Nobody Home (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:24 2,621
4 Vera (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:33 2,576
5 Bring The Boys Back Home (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:26 2,459
6 Comfortably Numb (1994 Digital Remaster) 6:24 4,050
7 The Show Must Go On (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:35 2,549
8 In The Flesh (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:17 2,347
9 Run Like Hell (1994 Digital Remaster) 4:23 2,664
10 Waiting For The Worms (1994 Digital Remaster) 3:58 2,370
11 Stop (1994 Digital Remaster) 0:30 733
12 The Trial (1994 Digital Remaster) 5:20 2,182
13 Outside The Wall (1994 Digital Remaster) 1:43 2,259

About this album

The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on November 30th, 1979. It was subsequently performed live, with elaborate theatrical effects, and made into a film.

Following in the footsteps of their previous albums, The Wall is a concept album — specifically, it deals largely with the theme of isolation from one’s peers. The concept was largely inspired by the band’s 1977 tour promoting the album Animals, with regards to an incident where Roger Waters’ frustration with the audience reached a point where Waters spat in the face of a fan who was attempting to climb on stage; this, in turn, led him to lament that such a wall exists. With its significantly darker theme, The Wall featured a notably harsher and more theatrical sound than their previous releases.

The Wall is a rock opera that centres on the character “Pink”. Largely based on Waters’ personal life, Pink struggles in life from an early age, having lost his father in war (“Another Brick in the Wall (Part 1)”), abused by teachers (“The Happiest Days of Our Lives”), nurtured by an overprotective mother (“Mother”), and deserted by his wife later on (“Don’t Leave Me Now”) — all of which factored into Pink’s mental isolation from society, figuratively referred to as “The Wall”.

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  • MisterJunior

    borgy pretty much summed up my thoughts on this one. Probably the best "rock opera" ever, for my money. It's unfortunate that the band was so splintered at this point, because The Wall and The Final Cut are great albums. Would have been really nice to get another couple of albums out of the classic lineup.

    4 Apr 1:55am Reply
  • Akayz7

    when is father's day?

    24 Mar 6:43pm Reply
  • borgy

    An album you can listen to a million times but it still punches you in the face and blows you away like it's your first spin each time. The definition of masterpiece.

    19 Mar 9:29am Reply
  • emptystream

    Makes me cry every fucking time...

    14 Mar 2:31am Reply
  • Abomination317

    This album has the incredible distinction of being incredibly underrated and overrated at the same time. Personally, these days, I quite like it. Still, The Final Cut has a similar concept and beats it in pretty much every way.

    5 Mar 3:28pm Reply
  • SS_Slayer92

    Fucking depressive masterpiece. [2]

    1 Mar 8:49pm Reply
  • Pedrorockeiro

    My favorite album

    13 Feb 8:39pm Reply
  • EvilMaleKikyo

    I like the movie, the downer on this cd is mother. Sounds like Danzig though.

    20 Jan 10:12pm Reply
  • MiiStar

    This is my dad's favorite album of all time. [2] so is mine lol, and I also loving it so far

    14 Jan 9:49am Reply
  • cmcmsf

    I've come to realize, yes, this is the best album of all time. But it has to be listened to in sequence. As a complete album. A few tracks stand on their own, but in order to fully appreciate it, it needs to be listened to as a full album. Every note matters.

    8 Jan 5:38am Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    OcellatedGod is so wrong...

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mahgeneration

    This is my dad's favorite album of all time.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    I hate this album so much. My least favorite PF album. A self-indulgent pile of hipster garbage with zero depth or substance and barely two decent songs. This whole concept should've stayed between Roger and his psychiatrist. Also, the worst movie ever.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gmac1993

    Best album of all time

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Legendary record.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CosmicPi

    Definitely a great vision and feat. A landmark really.

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CrimsonFlag

    probably the greatest rock album ever. Anyway it's better than Dark Side

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • halo_dm2

    GREAT ALBUM, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, but just a little bit overrated. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON is much better even MEDDLE sounds better.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    ∞/10

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SootheTheBurn93

    Best album ever!

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
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