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Roger Waters The Wall soundtrack- double CD, triple vinyl LP, and download Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 08 October 2015

Roger Waters The Wall: CD and vinyl soundtrackIn addition to the previously announced DVD and Blu-ray versions of Roger Waters The Wall, there was mention of a soundtrack release. Today, it has been confirmed that audio versions will be released on November 20th via Columbia/Legacy Recordings.

The soundtrack will be hitting stores - physical and virtual - as a double CD, a triple vinyl LP, and digitally, and features tracks taken from various concert performances. It is produced by Nigel Godrich, best known for his work with Radiohead, Beck, and Paul McCartney. Those of you who saw the recent cinema screenings of Roger Waters The Wall will be aware of the quality of the sound mix, and this was done by Nigel for the film soundtrack too.

Intriguingly, Roger's Facebook page have also revealed something called The Ultimate Edition - which they also call 'the super deluxe' - but note that information on this is to be announced next week...so watch this space!

UPDATE: Below are a selection of BD readers' reviews of the film presentation of Roger Waters The Wall, from its recent airing in cinemas in many parts of the world.

TRACK LISTING
CD Disc 1:

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 / Mother / Goodbye Blue Sky / Empty Spaces / What Shall We Do Now? / Young Lust / One of My Turns / Don't Leave Me Now / Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 / Last Few Bricks / Goodbye Cruel World

CD Disc 2:
Hey You / Is There Anybody Out There? / Nobody Home / Vera / Bring the Boys Back Home / Comfortably Numb / The Show Must Go On / In The Flesh / Run Like Hell / Waiting for the Worms / Stop / The Trial / Outside the Wall

The 3-LP vinyl runs from In The Flesh? to What Shall We Do Now? as record one, record two runs from Young Lust to Bring The Boys Back Home, and record three runs from Comfortably Numb through to the conclusion of the concert. Roger's website does warn that there may be a delay to the arrival of the vinyl - it might be later than November 20th.

Ordering information for the physical versions from all Amazon stores will be here shortly, but some of them already have pre-order links now live. We've listed all the links below so if your chosen format and country link isn't yet live, please keep trying. As a reminder, Amazon do a pre-order price guarantee - if the price drops between the time you order an item, and release, you will automatically pay the lowest price during that period. If you prefer things digital, pre-orders can now be placed via this iTunes direct link.

TRIPLE (3LP) VINYL EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DOUBLE CD EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

 

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, ANTHONY SELBY
I saw The Wall film last night and can honestly say it is, in my humble opinion, the finest film I have ever seen that has anything to do with this thing called 'rock'. Mr Waters has produced a pure work of art that anyone can relate to, Pink Floyd fan or not. It is funny, warm, moving & insightful. It has depth & meaning. He has come up trumps yet again.

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, DAVID STEWART
The film opens with a touching tribute by Liam Neeson who recalls how the Earls Court performance of The Wall in 1980 was such a life changing experience for him.

There are nice shots of Roger embarking on his quest to find the memorials to his Grandfather who fell in the Great War and of course his father Eric who died at Anzio in Italy in 1944.

One of the most poignant scenes is when Roger reads the letter sent to his Mother by a Major in his father's regiment setting out his father's contribution to the defence of the Anzio bridgehead and unfortunately his position was overrun by the German Army and he was killed in the fighting.

The loss of his father has dominated Roger's life and of course that manifests itself in his music especially The Wall and The Final Cut.

The concert itself was stunning in its presentation, impact and performance, great to see Jon Carin on keyboards but this musical tour de force was led by Dave Kilminster and Snowy White on lead guitars. Kilminster plays a stunning solo on Comfortably Numb which would stand well against a certain David Jon Gilmour... but not quite... it goes to show what an absolute virtuoso guitar player David is because he doesn't just play his Black Strat, his emotions flow through the playing and it communicates for him setting him apart from others.

Snowy White played his Gibson with absolute precision and he was as always a joy to watch and listen to. Roger sang well, was relaxed and put every sinew and strength into his performance.

It is always going to be contentious when the staging is constantly showing the effects and deadly outcomes of war and one could take the view it was overdone.

One point, Roger makes it clear that "Mother" was not about his Mother and by way of note my wife was taught by Roger's Mum in Cambridge and Mrs Waters was a well respected hard working teacher and not at all as portrayed in the song so we have to accept Roger's word on that.

The film ends and we then had 19 minutes of "The Simple Facts" a session where Nick and Roger are drinking wine and answering questions that have been submitted by fans from all over the world. It is amusing at times and when asked about David, Roger makes the comment that he does not consider David an enemy and that he enjoyed the many years of collaboration with him and that they have merely grown apart.

That was a nice statement for someone with a short memory given David had to tour Momentary Lapse through the States with a team of lawyers to ward off Roger's attempts to stop David and Nick performing as "Pink Floyd".

A very worthwhile evening at the Cinema unfortunately not very well attended to watch a unique event and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, VLADO MARCINEK
Yesterday I attended, like millions of others that day, a screening of Roger's The Wall.

The Wall has been with me since my teenage years and I managed to see the show twice during the previous tour. Hence I was looking forward to the screening in the cinema as well for obvious reasons.

I was looking forward to the great music, to experience the whole thing again. To listen again to the album that means so much to millions of fans out there. Also, I was keen to know how Roger approached this combination of live performance footage with documentary. For one nanosecond I feared there might be a lack of continuity or energy when the two are mixed together.

I live in Prague and with my friend we chose a cinema that delivers 4k picture quality and Dolby Atmos sound. Perfect seats in the middle of the room enabled us to fully experience what we've been there for.

And boy was it stunning!!! It was truly an impeccable experience and perfect combination of visuals, sound and content! There is no question about the visual and sound quality as the technology used gives you the best that there is. Truly unforgettable experience!

As far as content is concerned, this amazing document was an in-depth journey into Roger's feelings and thoughts and it was very personal and emotional. His hard work, great ideas and remarkable emphasis on detail brought both show and document to its perfection.

All who went to see it at our cinema enjoyed it very much and you could hear a pin drop in those silent moments at the memorials as well as a big round of applause when the screening was over.

The Simple Facts then followed, a discussion between Roger and Nick, which was a funny and interesting full stop of a truly wonderful evening.

I have to say though the very first "I'm Spartacus" scene in which soldiers were holding a puppet of Pink was left behind and didn't get on the screen. That's a shame as I remember it as an incredibly strong moment.

All in all, this reminded me again how powerful art the music is and how much it means to me. I cannot live without it. And cannot wait till November!

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, HEATHER FENTON
Having just seen two brilliant David Gilmour concerts was a bit concerned how I'd feel with a celluloid Roger. Need not have worried though production was such it felt we were in the show audience and had to restrain myself from all the arm movements and getting up and dancing! Wouldn't have mattered though as there were only about 40 people in our local cinema as details (apart from those on Brain Damage) were buried on the Special screenings site that nobody knows exists (apart from the people who regularly watch live streaming of ballet, opera and 4 hours of Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet)! Ironically the showing of The Who next week has just been broadcast on the radio as I'm writing this.

The story of Roger's pilgrimage to the graves was spliced throughout the concert movie rather than in a separate documentary grabbed your attention more as well as making you realise that here were 2 generations that grew up with no father and also interspersed were newsreel clips and some pretty atrocious executions. Like the live shows the second half just seemed to fly by and all too soon Gerald Scarfe's marching hammers were striding across the screen and we knew the end was nigh. Quality of filming, light, sound and special effects was stunning and on a large screen you felt you were back at the live show.

The Q and A with Roger and Nick at the end was delightful. How about Roger going on a 'Nick Mason Tour' with Nick choosing and playing all his favourite songs along with Roger and his band!

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, JOHAN BANIS
I went to see Roger Waters The Wall, yesterday evening at the Lelystad Agora. I must say I wasn't terribly pleased with this movie.

There are, in fact, three different stories mixed together in one movie: there is the concert registration, there is Roger's roadtrip in search of his father and grandfather and there is a q&a session in which Roger and Nick Mason answer questions from fans. The first two (concert and roadtrip) are mixed together, the q&a comes apart after the concert has ended.

Though the concert and roadtrip have much similarities and are more or less based upon each other I'd rather see those two apart. The roadtrip is potentially interesting and could easily have been a stand-alone documentary about a son in search of his father.

Same goes for the q&a. Roger and Nick answer a very limited amount of questions, with a sense of humour which is really nice to hear, but with that same humour they avoid the true answers.

But apart from this all: the concert registration was very, very nice. I had worries as how to catch such an enormous show on a limited screen, but it was amazing to see. Very nice close-ups, awfully good wide-shots and a perfect sound with beautiful, clear images. Very, very well done and worth the long wait.

But no match, of course, for a real concert. The Wall as a concert may very well be far too big for a screen, no matter how large that screen is.

FILM COMMENTS by BD CONTRIBUTOR, BILL SPOUGE
I went to see The Wall on Tuesday - it was 3 hours of brilliance, enjoyed it from start to finish and the Q and A at the end of the film was very interesting. I also had a stroke of luck: I asked the manager of the Harlow Cineworld if she had a spare poster which she told me to see her after the the film was over; she had put one aside for me and I was well pleased!

FILM REVIEW by BD CONTRIBUTOR, SCOTT BRIGGS
I just got back around 11:30 p.m. from the Queens, College Point, NY screening of The Wall: I have to tell you, the screening was very poorly attended, I think auditorium capacity was 400 or so, and my count of heads was like barely 100-120 or so. Maximum. I found this a bit dispiriting.

The presentation was off right on time, no annoying trailers, a plus, and I found it a very moving experience indeed, technically it was fine but a few audio glitches and what sounded like some channels being out or cutting out, or the volume on some of the fronts altering or oscillating between too low, out, or too high at a few quick intervals. Otherwise it was a fine showing.

Also, though, no fanfare, no promo materials, no poster up, nothing minus a small legend on the multiplex sign out front off the expressway exit service road saying The Wall, in smaller caps, very bizarre! The weather got really bad later tonight, so maybe that kept people away, I dunno. I wonder if the local promotion could have been better. It sounds like the Ziegfield event went off a lot better, from your report. I had hoped to win some tix but it wasn't to be, alas. I wore my mc jacket tonight and a newish white The Wall circa 1980 shirt the one with the goofball shot of the four of 'em looking like they're about to fall off the Wall stage front, etc. I saw a few folks with Wall Waters tour shirts of recent vintage, but very few.

I figured I'd make the pilgrimage, and was happy I did. Mainly no kiddies there, all adults in their 40s, 50s and up. I saw a trio of ladies walk in right at 8ish who looked maybe late 20s to 30s, so that was a rare exception. I also cannot figure out why no showings in Nassau County LI, but a couple way out east in Suffolk, and two in Queens? Nassau and Suffolk (and Queens and NYC) used to have a massive amount of Floyd heads, still does, I hope. I wish they'd have done a screening here in Nassau, although the drive to Queens for me is only about 35 minutes or so, maybe 45 total with rush hour traffic etc.

 
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