Wall [Immersion Edition]

Wall [Immersion Edition]

by Pink Floyd

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Wall [Immersion Edition]

EMI's Immersion Edition of The Wall offers a new remaster of the original album, a remaster of the previously released concert album Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live, a DVD containing a documentary among other visual highlights and, finally, two discs of demos from the band and the album's chief songwriter, Roger Waters. These demos are the true highlight of the box, and they've been arranged into seven separate programs, all arranged chronologically and tracing the development of the album from Waters' solo demos through relatively rough full-band run-throughs. The first Programme, running 22 tracks, is devoted to the original Waters solo demos and runs through the entire album in miniature, then the second Programme adds a few selections from the full band. These are quite subdued and slow, a clear outgrowth from the moody malevolence of Animals. "Another Brick in the Wall" has its melody but not its riff, a signal of how this earliest draft downplayed muscle and melodrama, elements that creep into the picture during Programme 3 with the addition of "In the Flesh?" and David Gilmour's pulsating eighth notes on "Another Brick in the Wall." All these elements begin to coalesce on Programme 1 on the second disc of demos, as the production gets further definition via spoken word, effects and fuller arrangements, along with the addition of "Comfortably Numb," here presented under its early version "The Doctor." Along the way, abandoned songs are aired and it's evident that their themes were folded into other songs -- "Teacher Teacher" went into "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2," "Sexual Revolution" covered the same ground as "Young Lust," "Backs to the Wall" went into "In the Flesh" -- and there are other slight differences to be heard, usually in the form of lyrics. Nothing here quite seems like a radical departure from the finished album -- nothing is embryonic; where only the barest outline can be detected, Waters had a sturdy structure for the songs at the very beginning, but hearing this evolution in microcosm is fascinating: few albums are ever as lavishly and carefully produced as The Wall and by going through this Work in Progress, it becomes clear just how much labor Floyd and producer Bob Ezrin exerted on the finished album. In addition to these demos, the Immersion box contains a number of tchotchkes -- scarves and marbles, replicated memorabilia -- and books of photos and Gerald Scarfe sketches, all important elements for a project with such a heavy visual element as this.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2012
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099902943923
catalogNumber: 29439

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. In the Flesh?
  2. The Thin Ice
  3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  6. Mother
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky
  8. Empty Spaces
  9. Young Lust
  10. One of My Turns
  11. Don't Leave Me Now
  12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  13. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 2

  1. Hey You
  2. Is There Anybody Out There?
  3. Nobody Home
  4. Vera
  5. Bring the Boys Back Home
  6. Comfortably Numb
  7. The Show Must Go On
  8. In the Flesh
  9. Run Like Hell
  10. Waiting for the Worms
  11. Stop
  12. The Trial
  13. Outside the Wall

Disc 3

  1. MC: Atmos
  2. In the Flesh?
  3. The Thin Ice
  4. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  5. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  6. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  7. Mother
  8. Goodbye Blue Sky
  9. Empty Spaces
  10. What Shall We Do Now?
  11. Young Lust
  12. One of My Turns
  13. Don't Leave Me Now
  14. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  15. The Last Few Bricks
  16. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 4

  1. Hey You
  2. Is There Anybody Out There?
  3. Nobody Home
  4. Vera
  5. Bring the Boys Back Home
  6. Comfortably Numb
  7. The Show Must Go On
  8. MC: Atmos
  9. In the Flesh
  10. Run Like Hell
  11. Waiting for the Worms
  12. Stop
  13. The Trial
  14. Outside the Wall

Disc 5

  1. Prelude (Vera Lynn) [Demo Ver
  2. Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2 [Excerpt from Roger Waters Original De
  3. Mother
  4. Young Lust
  5. Another Brick in The Wall, Pt. 2 [Excerpt from Roger Waters Original De
  6. Empty Spaces
  7. Mother
  8. Back to the Wall [Demo Versio
  9. Don't Leave Me Now [Demo Vers
  10. Goodbye Blue Sky [Demo Versio
  11. Don't Leave Me Now [Demo Vers
  12. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 [Excerpt from Roger Waters Original De
  13. Goodbye Cruel World [Demo Ver
  14. Hey You
  15. Is There Anybody Out There? [
  16. Vera
  17. Bring the Boys Back Home [Dem
  18. The Show Must Go On [Demo Version
  19. Waiting for the Worms [Demo V
  20. Run Like Hell
  21. The Trial
  22. Outside the Wall
  23. Prelude (Vera Lynn)
  24. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  25. The Thin Ice
  26. Goodbye Blue Sky
  27. Teacher, Teacher
  28. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  29. Empty Spaces
  30. Young Lust
  31. Mother
  32. Don't Leave Me Now
  33. Sexual Revolution
  34. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  35. Goodbye Cruel World
  36. In the Flesh?
  37. The Thin Ice
  38. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1
  39. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  40. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  41. Mother

Disc 6

  1. Is There Anybody Out There?
  2. Vera
  3. Bring the Boys Back Home
  4. Hey You
  5. The Doctor (Comfortably Numb)
  6. In the Flesh
  7. Run Like Hell
  8. Waiting for the Worms
  9. The Trial
  10. The Show Must Go On
  11. Outside the Wall
  12. The Thin Ice (Reprise)
  13. Outside the Wall
  14. It's Never Too Late
  15. The Doctor (Comfortably Numb)
  16. One of My Turns
  17. Don't Leave Me Now
  18. Empty Spaces
  19. Backs to the Wall
  20. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3
  21. Goodbye Cruel World
  22. Comfortably Numb
  23. Run Like Hell

Disc 7

  1. The Happiest Days of Our Lives [Li
  2. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
  3. Behind the Wall
  4. Gerald Scarfe Interview

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink Floyd   Primary Artist
Toni Tennille   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Andy Bown   Bass
Bruce Johnston   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Snowy White   Guitar
Joe Chemay   Background Vocals
Stan Farber   Background Vocals
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Islington Green School   Background Vocals
Jon Joyce   Background Vocals
Peter Wood   Keyboards
Willie Wilson   Drums
Gary Yudman   Master of Ceremonies
John Joyce   Background Vocals
Andy Roberst   Guitar

Technical Credits

Roger Waters   Composer,Director,Producer,Writer,Sleeve Design
Michael Kamen   Orchestration
Rick Hart   Engineer
Brian Christian   Engineer
Bob Ezrin   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
David Gilmour   Composer,Producer,Music Direction
Nick Griffiths   Engineer
James Guthrie   Producer,Engineer
John McClure   Engineer
Patrice Quef   Engineer
Gerald Scarfe   Director,Art Direction,Illustrations,Sleeve Design
Jerry Sweet   Artwork
Bill Magee   Animation
Greg Miller   Animation
Sandy Houston   Paintings
Michael Stuart   Animation
Jill Brooks   Assistant Art Director
Jonathan Park   Stage Design
Chris Caunter   Animation
Richard Wolf   Camera Operator
Julien Holdaway   Camera Operator
Mark Fisher   Drawing,Stage Design
Kemel Hadzic   Back Cover Photo

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