Roger Waters The Wall (2015)
"Are there any paranoids in the stadium tonight? ..."
Fans speculated from the start of Roger Waters' "The Wall" tour in 2010 that a film or album would result. By the time the tour had ended three years and 219 shows later, it was all but guaranteed.
More than 4 million fans had seen the show, making Waters' "Wall" tour the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever — $465.87 million. Surely a DVD or CD would be coming — probably both.
What many didn't anticipate was a full-on theatrical release first.
"Roger Waters The Wall," a concert film, documentary and anti-war piece, opened for a one-night showing Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Following a handful of additional in-theater dates announced by the powers that be the very next day, release of the film on DVD came Nov. 16. The soundtrack followed Friday, Nov. 20, one of the first Floyd-related albums to follow the new "universal" Friday release date on both sides of the Atlantic.
A complete rendition of the live spectacle, the "Roger Waters The Wall" 2-CD soundtrack includes a couple of tracks missing from the original Pink Floyd album:
"The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes" follows "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2." The song references a Brazlian national killed by London police in 2005.
The songlist also includes "Last Few Bricks," a medley of songs performed during the first half of the album and used as a vamp to give stagehands time to bring the wall up to the proper height before the final brick is layed after "Goodbye Cruel World." Fans got their first legitimate recording of "Last Few Bricks" on the 2001 album "Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live 1980-81."
Waters' touring band on the soundtrack consists, naturally, of the musicians and vocalists who toured with him: Dave Kilminster, Snowy White, G.E. Smith, guitars; Jon Carin, keyboard; Graham Broad, drums; Robbie Wyckoff, vocals; and Jon Joyce, Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon and Kipp Lennon, backing vocals.
Nov 20, 2015 (UK)
Nov 20, 2015 (US)
- In the Flesh?
- The Thin Ice
- Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
- The Happiest Days of Our Lives
- Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
- The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes
- Goodbye Blue Sky
- Empty Spaces
- What Shall We Do Now?
- Young List
- One of My Turns
- Don't Leave Me Now
- Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
- Last Few Bricks
- Goodbye Cruel World
- Hey You
- Is There Anybody Out There?
- Nobody Home
- Bring the Boys Back Home
- Comfortably Numb
- The Show Must Go On
- In the Flesh
- Run Like Hell
- Waiting for the Worms
- The Trial
- Outside the Wall