The Wall

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 EMI Electrola (more likely the company trademark of EMI Electrola GmbH than an imprint), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 1C 198-63 410/11 [none]
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 CBS/Sony (Japan) 40AP 1750~1 [none]
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) SHDW 411 [none]
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 36183, PC2 36183 [none]
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 7C 156-63410 [none]
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 1A 164-63410, 1A 164-63411 [none]
The Wall (half-speed mastered) 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) H2C 46183 [none]
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2K 36183 074643618328
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS/Sony (Japan) 50DP 361~2 [none]
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDP 7 46036 8 077774603683
The Wall (made in Japan) 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDS 7 46036 8 [none]
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS/Sony (Japan) 50DP 361-2
The Wall (Made in Japan) 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDS 7 46036 8 [none]
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDP 7 46036 2 (cd 1), CDP 7 46037 2 (cd 2), CDS 7 46036 8 (case) 077774603683
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS/Sony (Japan) 48DP 5007~8 4988009600659
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 2-537 015775253728
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2K 68519 074646851920
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 7243 8 31243 2 9, 8312442, 8312452 724383124329
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 31243 2 9 724383124329
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 7243 8 31243 2 9 724383124329
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 4891012, 489101 2 9399700047370
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDEMCJD (WW) 5833 6002140924424
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7243 8 31243 2 9 724383124329
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7243 8 31243 2 9 724383124329
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOCP-65742-43 4988006791824
The Wall 2×CD 12 + 13 EMI China 5099952231728 9787799628660
The Wall (mastered for iTunes) 2×Digital Media 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) [none] 5099968084950
The Wall (“Why Pink Floyd?” Discovery edition) 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 50999 028944 2 3 5099902894423
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Pink Floyd Music Ltd. 50999 028944 2 3 5099902894423
The Wall 2×Digital Media 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) [none]
The Wall (deluxe experience edition) 5×Digital Media 13 + 13 + 27 + 8 + 1
The Wall 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5099902988313 5099902988313
The Wall (Immersion box set) 6×CD + DVD-Video 13 + 13 + 16 + 14 + 41 + 23 + 4 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5099902943923
The Wall (Experience edition) 3×CD 13 + 13 + 27 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 5099902944623 5099902944623
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Pink Floyd Records PFR11 5099902894423
The Wall (180gr) 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Pink Floyd Records PFRLP11 5099902988313
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Pink Floyd Records PFR11 888751709423
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) SICP 5412~3 4547366312607
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS 88485 9399708848528
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS 88485 (CK 36185/C2K 36183)
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 700.034-5/2-088485 5099708848521
The Wall 12" Vinyl 26 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) 16 3410 3 5099916341036
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS 88485 [none]
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA) CDS 7 46036 8 [none]
Bootleg
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 Harvest (bootleg producer) 42036-02.2 [none]
(unknown)
The Wall 2×CD 25 + 13 [unknown] (special purpose label - read the annotation!) H092
The Wall 2×CD 13 + 13 5099703618327

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Another Brick in the Wall (Part I)
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) / Run Like Hell
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Comfortably Numb
Off the Wall
Run Like Hell
covers: The Dark Side of the Wall by The Stallion
The Wall: Re-Built! by Various Artists
included in: Discovery
live performances: Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live: 1980-1981
The Wall by Roger Waters
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 87)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000195292 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/11329 [info]
Wikidata: Q151114 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Wall [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Pink_Floyd:The_Wall_(1979) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/the_wall/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/20358/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9qw6 [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/rxj9 [info]

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The powers that be behind the Pink Floyd catalogue are not alone in assuming that someone, somewhere, doesn't yet own one of this outfit's certified classic LPs - also guilty are those ruling the canons of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and… well, you get the idea. Some bands will be mainstays on shelves until the death knell finally sounds for physical formats, and these 1965-founded prog-rockers are sure to be amongst them, with new revisions of old material arriving with impressive punctuality.

That Floyd are no longer a going concern has crystallised their legend. Consistently breaching international top 10s from 1973's mainstream breakthrough The Dark Side of the Moon until 1994's swansong The Division Bell, they've attained an untouchable status amongst critics; the sole exception to the five-stars-on-reissue rule being Roger Waters' parting shot, 1983's The Final Cut. But 1979's The Wall is, once separated from its makers' peak-period accolades, not quite as impressive as the preceding trio of tighter LPs - Dark Side…, 75's Wish You Were Here and 77's Animals - by virtue of its ambitious design.

A sprawling monster of a rock opera, The Wall is ripe with rewards for intrepid listeners; but those returning to Floyd after the curt critiques proffered by the 40-odd-minute Animals were surely dizzied by this double-length package. It's great, don't be mistaken; but trim a little of its fat and it goes from a fantastic listen to an unforgettable one. The Wall hides its treats away beneath multi-layered distractions, its makers reacting negatively to their newly acquired stadium-sized crowds - Waters thought their fair-weather followers boorish.

But Floyd didn't lose its collective head - they used The Wall to tackle their huge audiences on terms that suited both parties, presenting a dramatic live show that brought the album's conceptual framework - isolation and detachment from the perspective of one Floyd Pinkerton, whose lifelong travails inform the lyrical content - to vivid life. The show tours to this day, albeit under Waters' name - but then he's the sole writer on all but four tracks here. Singles Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell are David Gilmour co-writes, but the school choir-featuring Another Brick in the Wall (Part II), number one on both sides of the Atlantic, is all Waters'. The band's biggest hit, it also represents prog's commercial zenith.

This Experience edition - a grand Immersion edition is also available, with content comparable to the Dark Side… package released last September - features a third disc titled Work In Progress. It features a variety of demo versions, mostly of an impressive fidelity. Notable amongst these recordings are The Doctor, later shaped into Comfortably Numb, and Sexual Revolution, a blues-y affair which re-emerged in 1984 on Waters' solo debut, The Pros and Cons of Hitch-Hiking. For the hardcore these demos comprise valuable additions to the commercially available Floyd catalogue; for anyone else, though, the magic of this set will be found in the original LP. It might take a while to find, but it's there.