The Wall: Live in Berlin, 1990 [Remastered]

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All Music Guide - Ted Mills
Nobody really expected the Berlin Wall to come down in 1989, and so suddenly. Roger Waters especially, because he had once made a promise never to perform The Wall again after the 1980 tour until the bricks fell in Berlin. But they did, and Waters had no intention to renege on his promise. The Wall became a star-studded megaconcert to benefit the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief, with larger bricks, bigger inflatable puppets, and a larger audience than any of the original Pink Floyd shows. There was always a contradiction in performing such a personal work in a stadium setting, but here it becomes especially acute when opening up the vocal tasks to a variety of artists. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
Nobody really expected the Berlin Wall to come down in 1989, and so suddenly. Roger Waters especially, because he had once made a promise never to perform The Wall again after the 1980 tour until the bricks fell in Berlin. But they did, and Waters had no intention to renege on his promise. The Wall became a star-studded megaconcert to benefit the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief, with larger bricks, bigger inflatable puppets, and a larger audience than any of the original Pink Floyd shows. There was always a contradiction in performing such a personal work in a stadium setting, but here it becomes especially acute when opening up the vocal tasks to a variety of artists. Bryan Adams is actually an astute choice for the cock-rock swagger of "Young Lust," but Cyndi Lauper ruins the spare funk of "Another Brick in the Wall Part Two" with over-enthusiastic yelping. And you'll definitely want to skip Jerry Hall's reading of the background dialog before "One of My Turns" ("Oh my gawd, what a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars?" -- a piece known word for word by every Floyd fan out there), as she seems unaware that a microphone can be used for amplification. By running through the album track by track, a lot of the effect of the live versions wears thin, as it invites constant comparison to the studio album. But the trial scene is handled well, with Albert Finney, Tim Curry, Marianne Faithfull, Thomas Dolby, and Ute Lemper taking on the characters in Waters' psychological drama. It's fun, a nice document, but only makes you want to return to the original album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602498079744
  • Catalog Number: 000075202
  • Sales rank: 38,242

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Flesh (4:24)
  2. 2 The Thin Ice (3:09)
  3. 3 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 (3:37)
  4. 4 The Happiest Days of Our Lives - John Joyce (1:21)
  5. 5 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (6:26)
  6. 6 Mother - Sinéad O'Connor (6:37)
  7. 7 Goodbye Blue Sky (3:52)
  8. 8 Empty Spaces (3:55)
  9. 9 Young Lust (4:56)
  10. 10 Oh My God/What a Fabulous Room - Jerry Hall (1:38)
  11. 11 One of My Turns (2:43)
  12. 12 Don't Leave Me Now (5:13)
  13. 13 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 (3:24)
  14. 14 Goodbye Cruel World (1:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hey You (4:54)
  2. 2 Is There Anybody Out There? (3:02)
  3. 3 Nobody Home (4:50)
  4. 4 Vera (1:13)
  5. 5 Bring the Boys Back Home - Military Orchestra of the Soviet Army (2:51)
  6. 6 Comfortably Numb - Van Morrison (8:03)
  7. 7 In the Flesh - Bleeding Heart Band (5:10)
  8. 8 Run Like Hell - Bleeding Heart Band (4:52)
  9. 9 Waiting for the Worms & Stop - Bleeding Heart Band (4:13)
  10. 10 The Trial - Company (7:23)
  11. 11 The Tide Is Turning - Company (10:38)
  12. 12 The Tide Is Turning (7:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Waters Primary Artist
The Band Track Performer
Paul Carrack Track Performer
Tim Curry Track Performer
Thomas Dolby Track Performer, Soloist
Marianne Faithfull Track Performer
The Hooters Track Performer
Cyndi Lauper Track Performer
Joni Mitchell Track Performer
Scorpions Track Performer
Michael Kamen Conductor
James Galway Flute, Track Performer, Soloist
Ute Lemper Track Performer
Rick Danko Background Vocals, Track Performer
Andy Fairweather Low Bass, Guitar
Snowy White Guitar, Classical Guitar, Track Performer, Soloist
Joe Chemay Background Vocals
Graham Broad Drums
Rick DiFonzo Guitar, Classical Guitar, Track Performer, Soloist
Albert Finney Track Performer
Nick Glennie-Smith Keyboards
Jim Haas Background Vocals
Jerry Hall Track Performer
Levon Helm Background Vocals, Track Performer
Garth Hudson Accordion, Saxophone, Track Performer, Soloist
Van Morrison Track Performer
Sinéad O'Connor Track Performer
Peter Wood Keyboards, Track Performer, Soloist
John Joyce Background Vocals
Tony Hollingsworth Keyboards
Paddy Maloney Track Performer
East Berlin Rundfunk Choir And Orchestra Choir, Chorus, Performing Ensemble, Track Performer
Rick Denko Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jim Farber Background Vocals
Marching Band Of The Combined Soviet Forces In Germany Track Performer
Company Track Performer
Bleeding Heart Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Tim Curry Contributor
Roger Waters Composer
Peter & the Test Tube Babies Composer
Bob Ezrin Composer
Mark Fisher Art Direction
David Gilmour Composer
Nick Griffiths Producer
Paul Hicks Engineer
Simon Halfon Cover Design
Tony Hollingsworth Executive Producer, Casting
East Berlin Rundfunk Choir And Orchestra Contributor
Rudolf Schenker Composer
Tony Hollingsworth Producer
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