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Roger Waters The Wall - Super Deluxe Edition, Part One: Construction Print E-mail
Written by Paul Powell Jr   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Roger WatersThe nearly 37 year history of The Wall has undeniably touched millions of fans across the globe. And in every presentation and interpretation, Roger Waters' magnificent work retains the power to provoke, entertain and even polarize its fanbase.

Roger's latest creation, The Wall Super Deluxe Edition, was released in May of this year in a limited edition of just 1500 copies. To adequately cover the scale and depth of this monumental production, two unique reviews will be presented.

The first (this) review, named 'Construction', will cover all of the three-dimensional components that make up the massive box. Part Two of the review, coming at a later date, will be named 'Mixed Media'. In that review, I will explore images from the enclosed book, music from the vinyl records and compact discs, and comment on selected footage found on the blu-ray discs. Also, for both reviews I will make extensive use of photographs and will present my discoveries in the most objective voice possible. Naturally, for those who wish to avoid "spoilers" proceed with caution, as we show off the box set in some detail!

The physicality of The Super Deluxe Edition box is indeed very impressive, weighing in at 15 pounds. It is much heavier than last year's David Bowie 'Seven Years' box. While the David Bowie box is an impressive production with its remastered vinyl records and high quality book, the Wall Super Deluxe Edition is in an exclusive class by itself. We are now going to take you on a visual 'unboxing' of The Super Deluxe Edition of The Wall...

Part One: Construction

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This is the numbered shipping crate 0105/1500 The black cardboard box ready for opening
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Opening the cardboard box reveals The

Super Deluxe Edition of The Wall

Note the numbered edition metal plate
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Turning the box over reveals the mural art * A closeup of the Hammers on the mural side of box
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Paint overspray is acceptable here One section of The Wall box opened
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The Wall box is now fully opened A closeup of one of the photo collages
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Pulling the left tab reveals this image Pulling the right tab reveals this image
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Taking each slipcase out of the box and flipping them

over reveals two images

These are the two slipcases that house the two

double LP records

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The slipcase for the book is housed in the center

compartment of the box set **

Pull on this ribbon to extract the four-panel art print
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Underneath the folded art print are five digital discs

and two cards

A closeup of the two cards
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The full unfolded mural art print Left panel closeup of art print
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Left of center panel closeup of art print Right of center panel closeup of art print
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Right panel closeup of art print The two gatefold LP jackets with slipcases

* This art block is 1 of 1500 unique hand-painted blocks which composed an 120 foot wall. The stacked wall of boxes became an art installation In a Los Angeles, CA warehouse. The Brazilian artist team are named OS GEMEOS. Can you find my art block in the mural art print?

** The hardback book is 13.25 inches square, black and monolithic. Inside are 76 pages of color and black & white photographs printed on heavy stock paper. The cover also has a leathery texture and the embossed hammer logo. Inside the book is Roger’s autograph signed in silver ink on red paper

This concludes our review of The Wall Super Deluxe Edition, Part One: Construction. Next time around, in Part Two of our exclusive review we will have a wealth of 'Mixed Media' to explore. This includes an original musical score exclusive to this box set, as well as some very interesting video content found on the blu-ray discs. You can also count on more photographs, including shots of the delicious multi-colored vinyl LPs as well as the unique vinyl etching found on the last LP.

 
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