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Written by Matt   
Thursday, 22 January 2015

Back Against The Wall - 2015 10th anniversary editionNext week, on January 26th, 2015, a special 10th anniversary edition of Back Against The Wall is released. In 2005, Purple Pyramid Records released the ambitious and very well received gathering of progressive rock superstars including members of King Crimson, ELP, The Doors , Jethro Tull, Yes, Toto, Styx and others who came together to recreate Pink Floyd's epic, The Wall. The musicians included such talents as Tony Levin, Steve Howe, John Wetton, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Vinnie Coliauta and Robby Krieger.

Produced by the multi-talented Billy Sherwood and titled Back Against The Wall, the project garnered tremendous praise and earned its place among discerning fans of both Pink Floyd and the prog rock genre as a whole. Now, 10 years later, Purple Pyramid has put together an expanded 10th anniversary re-issue of the CD set featuring all new artwork and 5 bonus remixes. Plus, for the first time, this recording will be available on vinyl in a deluxe gatefold jacket 2LP set.

We took a good look (listen) to the album on its original release, ten years ago. Certainly, the musicians talent and experience comes through clearly, none of them holding back, in a dynamic and powerful rendition of Waters' 1979 opus. Having heard a number of cover versions of Floyd's material, we weren't expecting this to be as interesting as it has turned out to be.

From Ian Anderson's delicate flute work, underpinning The Thin Ice, through Robby Krieger's eastern tinged guitar work in Empty Spaces, and the powerful readings of tracks such as Another Brick 2, Young Lust, Hey You and the trio of In The Flesh/Run Like Hell/Waiting For The Worms, there are delights to be found around every corner.

You can order the album through the following direct links:

DOUBLE CD EDITION:  Amazon.com  Canada  Amazon UK  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DOUBLE VINYL EDITION:  Amazon.com  Canada  Amazon UK  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

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