Wall" demo to be released
Roger Waters performing "The
Mouse is about to release early demo recordings of Pink Floyd's
"The Wall." The 75-minute
CD, titled "Building the Wall," will contain material
Floyd co-founder Roger Waters recorded
on his own to pitch his idea to the rest of the band in 1978.
In its June
issue, Ice magazine reports the recordings are supposedly made from
Waters' original masters. They feature him playing and singing the
entire work, which would later become Pink
Floyd's "The Wall"
in 1979. Waters performs "The
Wall" unaccompanied , occasionally playing along to a drum
cites an unnamed source close to the project as saying these recordings
have never been heard before. "The songs David
Gilmour sang on the album have no vocals. Some lyrics are different,
and while the interludes are intact, they're different, too,"
the source says. "No child choir either ... just Roger singing
that part. It sounds absolutely fantastic."
The CD is
identical to a limited edition CD-R recently released by the Ayanami
label in Japan. The Roaring Mouse CD includes beefed up artwork
and liner notes; its availability in the United States is questionable,
since, like the Japanese release, the CD is unauthorized.
May 19, 2001)
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