Sunday, April 18, 2010

Roger Waters announces 30th anniversary ‘The Wall’ tour

1) Good news to Pink Floyd fans, Roger Waters announces there will be 30th anniversary "The Wall" tour in North America cities, clicks here for more info.

2) The tour remind of Pink Floyd The Wall tour and Is There Anybody Out There tour during somewhere between 1980 to 1982.

3) One of the most memorable element during that concert was the performance of "Comfortably Numb". While Waters sang the opening verse in front of the wall, Gilmour waited in darkness, for his cue, at the top of the wall. When it came, the bright blue and white light would suddenly illuminate him, astonishing the audience.

4) The concept and storyline of the album was based upon causes and implication of self imposed isolation, symbolized by metaphorical wall. The album create the storyline of events in the life of protagonist, Pink.

5) His farther dies during WWII (based upon Roger farther who died during WWII). He is oppressed by his overprotective mother, and past school days experienced by tyrannical and abusive teacher (also based upon Roger school days experienced). Each of this becomes "Another Brick In The Wall".

6) Pink becomes a rock star, his relationships marred by infidelity, drug abused and outburst of violence (based upon Syd Barret past experienced). As his marriage crumble, Pink finishes building the wall, completing his total isolation from human contact.

7) Behind completed "wall", Pink crisis escalates, he believes that he is a facsist dictator, and that his concert like Neo-Nazi rallies, where he sets his men on fans he considers unworthy.

8) Tormented with guilt, he places himself on trial, his inner judge ordering him to "tear down the wall", opening Pink to the outside wall.

9) Basically, this album were good on its storyline, a different class compared to "The Dark Side Of The Moon", where it has more dynamic blends of recording, mixing, musical arrangement, song writing, cover art album and more successful than "The Wall" in term copies sales, which sold around 45 million worldwide, topping the Billboard 200 for 1 week. Remained in the chart for 14 years, from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history.

10) In addition to its commercial success "The Dark Side Of The Moon" is most popular albums among fans and critics, and frequently ranked as one of the greatest rock albums of all time.

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