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Bill Collins
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Posted: 06 October 2017 at 1:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

When this bluray was released i was put off by the
reviews saying it was a live performance of The
Wall,interspersed with documentary/interview footage
as i thought it would interfere with the flow of the
story.I lucked upon a 3 discs for 10 deal and thought
i`d give it a shot.
WOW!,it is brilliant,the sound and vision of the
immense spectacle of his show are amazing.The footage
that worried me is actually complimentary to the story
as it`s Water`s travelling to the graves and sites of
the deaths of his father and grandfather during WW2
and WW1 and how the death of his father,who he never
met,affected him negatively throughout his life.I am
irritated that the numerous reviews didn`t put this
across,but glad i got it at a bargain price.Highly
recommended!
Now i`m looking forward to his Hyde Park show next
year,that the BBC will likely televise!
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Posted: 06 October 2017 at 6:59am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

A very high recommendation from me.  I saw the show live in San Jose and San Francisco, and also paid to see the recorded show pre-DVD release in a local theater.  It's absolutely fantastic, I put the digital download on my phone and have it playing in the background while I work a lot.  I usually stop and watch when he reaches the two grave sites and when he is telling the bartender (who doesn't speak English) about his father's death.  This is pure Waters, and a must-have. 
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David Miller
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Posted: 06 October 2017 at 12:26pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I saw the live show twice, but I didn't really enjoy the movie, which like Ryan I saw in a theater. It felt like a bold reinterpretation of The Wall as a horror film about being trapped in a car with Roger Waters for two hours listening to him talk about politics. 

I thought the footage of soldiers and cemeteries was moving and effective in the live show, but it struck my as exploitative as part of the movie.

As I recall, Waters said in the movie it was the first time he'd visited his father's grave, which if true, is pretty surprising, since I'd have assumed a millionaire rock star could have made that detour many times over the past 40 years. He reasons would be revealing, I think. 

I saw Roger this past June on his Us & Them tour. It was unsurprisingly great. 
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 06 October 2017 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yes,David I thought that too,artistic license or
genuinely too busy to visit?
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 11 October 2017 at 2:02am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Huge Waters and Pink Floyd fan. I'll probably pick this up. I'm hoping someday we'll get an official release of Pink Floyd's performance of the Wall, as I know it was filmed.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 11 October 2017 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Trouble is Shane it will likely be pale in comparision
with the HD sound and vision,widescreen extravaganza of
Waters` modern show!
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 11 October 2017 at 10:18am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I have the album and didn't care for it a bit. THE WALL is one of my favorite albums, but I didn't hear Waters bringing anything new to it. I'll probably watch the movie on TV one day.

When it was announced, I thought it would be a remake of Alan Parker's film, one that would fit Waters' vision better. I would love to see that, but I don't care for concert movies.


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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 12 October 2017 at 11:32pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply


I lucked out and was an exchange student in '90 and saw the show live in Potsdam Platz.  It was something else hearing that many people yelling "tear down the wall" where it had been a year earlier.  The other thing I remember is having to re-record songs at the end because they had been mucked up the first time around.  (I think Cyndi Lauper kept forgetting the words to ABITW). 

That said, I didn't care for this latest take on the Wall.  It seemed like going back to the well for Waters.  I never liked 95% of his solo work either, so maybe I just wasn't the audience.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 13 October 2017 at 6:29am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I have that show on DVD Jozef,i think i read that they
used some of the previous night`s rehearsal
sound/footage to cover mistakes on the official night.
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