Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pink Floyd Release "The Wall" Immersion and Experience Editions + WIN A COPY FROM EIS!


[press release] EMI has officially released the Immersion and Experience editions of Roger Waters' opus, Pink Floyd The Wall, as the final installment of the recent Why Pink Floyd? reissues and extended releases. You can win one directly from Exploding In Sound below. The Wall remains Pink Floyd's biggest-selling release after 1973's legendary The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Released in November 1979, 'The Wall' topped the album charts in the US, France, Germany, Sweden and Australia. "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" - Pink Floyd's first UK single since 1968 - became a Number 1 hit, selling more than one million copies within weeks of its release.

Between 1980 and 1981, Pink Floyd staged 31 performances of The Wall in the US, UK and Germany. It was a spectacular show that included a 40-foot wall, constructed, brick by brick, across the front of the stage during the performance. In 2010 and 2011 Roger Waters toured a new production of The Wall to huge international acclaim. He was joined onstage in May 2011 at London's 02 Arena by guitarist, David Gilmour and drummer, Nick Mason. He continues to tour in the Southern Hemisphere and North America in 2012.

The Wall Immersion 7-disc edition includes a DVD featuring a film clip from the 1980 tour and a Behind The Wall documentary, plus, for the first time, CDs of excerpts from Roger Waters' original demos and work-in-progress versions of songs on the final album. Additionally, among these previously unheard versions are David Gilmour's original demos of "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell." The Immersion set also includes The Wall Live, compiled from the 1980-1981 original tour.

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Both The Wall Immersion box set and Experience edition include a rare recording of "Another Brick In The Wall Part 1." A highlight for fans, this demo showcases the evolution of the final track. Additionally, "The Doctor" explores the origins of the landmark track "Comfortably Numb," giving further insight into Pink Floyd's early demo recordings.

Following on from the Immersion and Experience editions of The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here, these new versions of 'The Wall' offer listeners a unique insight into another hugely successful chapter in the Pink Floyd story.

In 1978, after finishing Pink Floyd's Animals stadium tour, Roger Waters devised the concept for the album 'The Wall.' The album is a partly autobiographical story about a fictional rock star named Pink looking back at his early life and reflecting on the nature of fame and success.

Waters presented his band mates David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason with an extensive demo of songs. Pink Floyd recorded their eleventh album 'The Wall' throughout 1979 in France, New York and Los Angeles, assisted by co-producer, Bob Ezrin and engineer, James Guthrie.

An adjunct to the sessions was the famous addition of a group of pupils from London's Islington Green School, who recorded their backing vocals ("We don't need no education...") on "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2" at Pink Floyd's own Britannia Row Studios in London. This became the world's introduction to the album with the release of its first single, an instant success, accompanied by a promotional film which included several of the groundbreaking images from the story, including Gerald Scarfe's brilliantly realized marching hammers.

Pink Floyd: The Wall Immersion box set, Experience edition and Collectors 180g 2LP Vinyl edition will be released February 28, 2012 through EMI. The 2CD remastered Discovery edition is out now.

'The Wall' IMMERSION EDITION (7-disc box set)

DISCS 1&2 (CDs): The Wall (digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011)

Disc 1
1. In The Flesh?
2. The Thin Ice
3. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1
4. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
5. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
6. Mother
7. Goodbye Blue Sky
8. Empty Spaces
9. Young Lust
10. One Of My Turns
11. Don't Leave Me Now
12. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3
13. Goodbye Cruel World

Disc 2
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Nobody Home
4. Vera
5. Bring The Boys Back Home
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. In The Flesh
9. Run Like Hell
10. Waiting For The Worms
11. Stop
12. The Trial
13. Outside The Wall

DISCS 3&4 (CDs): Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live 1980-81 (digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011)

Disc 3: Is There Anybody Out There? - The Wall Live 1980-81 - Part 1
1. MC: ATMOS
2. In The Flesh?
3. The Thin Ice
4. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1
5. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
6. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
7. Mother
8. Goodbye Blue Sky
9. Empty Spaces
10. What Shall We Do Now?
11. Young Lust
12. One Of My Turns
13. Don't Leave Me Now
14. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3
15. The Last Few Bricks
16. Goodbye Cruel World
Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot recording, 2011

Disc 4: Is There Anybody Out There? - The Wall Live 1980-81 - Part 2
1. Hey You
2. Is There Anybody Out There?
3. Nobody Home
4. Vera
5. Bring The Boys Back Home
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. MC: ATMOS
9. In The Flesh
10. Run Like Hell
11.Waiting For The Worms
12. Stop
13. The Trial
14. Outside The Wall
Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at das boot recording, 2011

Disc 5: The Wall Work In Progress Part 1, 1979
Programme 1, Excerpts from Roger Waters Original Demo
1. Prelude (Vera Lynn)
2. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
3 Mother
4. Young Lust
5. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
6. Empty Spaces
7. Mother
8. Backs To The Wall
9. Don't Leave Me Now
10. Goodbye Blue Sky
11. Don't Leave Me Now
12. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3
13. Goodbye Cruel World
14. Hey You
15. Is There Anybody Out There?
16. Vera
17. Bring The Boys Back Home
18. The Show Must Go On
19. Waiting For The Worms
20. Run Like Hell
21. The Trial
22. Outside The Wall
Programme 2, Roger Waters Original Demo And Band Demos
23. Prelude (Vera Lynn) - Roger Waters Original Demo
24. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1 - Band Demo
25. The Thin Ice - Band Demo
26. Goodbye Blue Sky - Band Demo
27. Teacher, Teacher - Band Demo
28. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 - Band Demo
29. Empty Spaces - Band Demo
30. Young Lust - Band Demo
31. Mother - Band Demo
32. Don't Leave Me Now - Band Demo
33. Sexual Revolution - Band Demo
34. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3 - Band Demo
35. Goodbye Cruel World - Band Demo
Programme 3, Band Demos
36. In The Flesh? - Band Demo
37. The Thin Ice - Band Demo
38. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 1 - Band Demo
39. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives - Band Demo
40. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 - Band Demo
41. Mother - Band Demo

Disc 6: The Wall Work In Progress Part 2, 1979
Programme 1, Roger Waters Original Demos And Band Demos
1. Is There Anybody Out There? - Roger Waters Original Demo
2. Vera - Roger Waters Original Demo
3. Bring The Boys Back Home - Roger Waters Original Demo
4. Hey You - Band Demo
5. The Doctor (Comfortably Numb) - Band Demo
6. In The Flesh - Band Demo
7. Run Like Hell - Band Demo
8. Waiting For The Worms - Band Demo
9. The Trial - Band Demo
10. The Show Must Go On - Band Demo
11. Outside The Wall - Band Demo
12. The Thin Ice Reprise - Band Demo
Programme 2, Band Demos
13. Outside The Wall - Band Demo
14. It's Never Too Late - Band Demo
15. The Doctor (Comfortably Numb) - Band Demo
Programme 3, Band Demos
16. One Of My Turns - Band Demo
17. Don't Leave Me Now - Band Demo
18. Empty Spaces - Band Demo
19. Backs To The Wall - Band Demo
20. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 3 - Band Demo
21. Goodbye Cruel World - Band Demo
Programme 4, David Gilmour Original Demos
22. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour Original Demo
23. Run Like Hell - David Gilmour Original Demo

DISC 7 (DVD, AUDIO VISUAL):

1. The Happiest Days Of Our Lives Pink Floyd The Wall - Earls Court, 1980 Film archive courtesy of Roger Waters
2. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 Promotional Video - Restored in 2011
3. Behind The Wall Documentary
4. Gerald Scarfe Interview

PLUS:

44 Page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson
Exclusive photo book
27cm x 27cm Exclusive Gerald Scarfe Art Print
4 x Collectors' Cards featuring art and lyrics
Replica of The Wall Tour Ticket
Replica of The Wall Backstage Pass
Scarf
Prints/Cards of Mark Fisher's stage drawings
3 x white marbles with design of bricks
9 x Coasters (unique to this box)
8 page credits booklet
96cm x 81cm booklet with all lyrics handwritten by Gerald Scarfe

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