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The Wall entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 17 December 1979 and spent 90 weeks in the charts. It was #1 for 4 weeks in March 1980.
David Gilmour, Roger Waters
Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie, Roger Waters
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The Wall is a rock opera that explores ‘Pink’, a jaded rock star whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society forms a figurative wall.
Bassist Roger Waters conceived The Wall during Pink Floyd’s 1977 In The Flesh tour, modelling the character of Pink after himself and former bandmate Syd Barrett. The Wall was the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production but stayed on as a salaried musician.
In 1982, The Wall was adapted into a feature film for which Waters wrote the screenplay.
The Wall is one of the best-known concept albums. With more then 30 million copies sold, it is the second best-selling album in the band’s catalogue (behind The Dark Side of the Moon) and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall
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Live concert performance of Run Like Hell at Earls Court, London in 1994 from Pulse
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