Roger Waters - The Wall Berlin 1990 exclusive update
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 13 November 2010

Roger Waters - The Wall in Berlin 1990Further to our previous stories about a commemorative release of the 1990 Berlin Wall concert by Roger Waters, we have an exclusive update on the package for you, which should keep us going whilst we hope and pray that the original Wall concerts finally get a release!

Whilst there were plans to release it on Blu-ray, these have now been dropped. However, we've been told that Universal are lining up two versions which sound rather interesting - a standard, Amaray cased release, and a 2DVD/2CD package in a card slipcase, similar to the Dire Straits "Alchemy" Collectors Edition, and both new versions of Berlin 1990 include previously unreleased material as detailed below...

The new material we've been told that features on both formats is:

  • Behind The Wall Documentary - extended from 30 minutes to 70 minutes
  • Footage of Rupert Everett (as "Pink")/Marianne Faithful ("Mother")/Ute Lemper ("Wife") shot by Ian Emes for stage projections edited as theatrical promos for the first time ever
  • Gerald Scarfe animations - previously unreleased full screen original

The additional content on the 2DVD/2CD package includes:

  • Additional DVD with the live broadcast concert edit never before (officially) released on DVD, including Leonard Cheshire's introduction, the power cut, and more
  • The 2CD double live album

There's additional features too, and we'll let you know the full specs and artwork once they are fully confirmed.

Sounds an interesting package, and good to finally get the concert as it happened, rather than the release version which tidied up the problems by using footage from the dress rehearsals. Those of us lucky enough to be there on the night will never forget the sight of Roger tap-dancing during the power cut - and soon, everyone should be able to enjoy this and much more!

The release date is being finalised too, and we anticipate this being the very early part of next year. More on that, too, as we get it!