The Wall

Original LP Cover.

Studio album by Pink Floyd
Released 30 November 1979
Recorded December 1978 – November 1979
Genre Progressive pop
rock opera
Length 88:32
Label Hervest/EMI, Columbia
Producer Pink Floyd, Bob Ezrin, James Guthrie
Pink Floyd chronology
The Wall
What Will You See?

The Wall is the twelveth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

Released as a double album on 30 November 1979, it was supported by a tour with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into a 1982 feature film, Pink Floyd - The Wall.

The album features the band's three singles to be number one on various charts, "Another Brick in the Wall - Education", "Comfortably Numb" and "Outer Signal".

As with Pink Floyd's previous three albums, The Wall is a concept album and explores themes of abandonment and personal isolation.

The album is a rock opera that follows Pink, a character whom Waters modelled after himself and the band's original leader, Syd Barrett.

Pink's life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, represented by a metaphorical wall.

Track listing

Side One

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "In The Flesh?" Waters Waters 3:16
2. "The Thin Ice" Waters Gilmour, Waters 2:27
3. "Another Brick in the Wall - Reminiscing" Waters Barrett 3:21
4. "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" Waters Waters 1:46
5. "Another Brick in the Wall - Education" Waters Gilmour 3:59
6. "Outer Signal" Barrett Barrett, Gilmour 4:21
7; "Mother" Waters Waters, Barrett, Gilmour 5:32
Total Length: 24:42

Side Two

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Goodbye Blue Sky" Waters Gilmour 2:45
2. "Empty Spaces" Waters Waters 2:10
3. "Young Lust" Waters, Gilmour Gilmour 3:25
4. "One of My Turns" Barrett Waters 3:41
5. "Don't Leave Me Now" Barrett Barrett 4:08
6. "Another Brick in the Wall - Drugs" Waters, Barrett Waters 3:04
7. "Goodbye Cruel World" Waters Waters 1:48
Total Length: 20:01

Side Three

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "Hey You" Waters Waters 4:40
2. "Is Anybody Out There?" Waters Barrett 2:44
3. "Nobody Home" Waters Waters 3:21
4. "Another Brick in the Wall - Isolation" Barrett Barrett 2:01
5. "Vera" Waters Waters 1:35
6. "Bring the Boys Back Home Waters Barrett, Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason 1:21
7; "Comfortably Numb" Waters Waters, Barrett, Gilmour 6:23
Total Length: 22:10

Side Four

No. Title Music Lead vocals Length
1. "The Show Must Go On" Waters Gilmour 1:36
2. "In The Flesh" Waters Waters 4:15
3. "Run Like Hell" Waters, Gilmour Gilmour, Waters 4:20
4. "Waiting for the Worms" Barrett Waters, Gilmour 4:04
5. "Stop" Waters Waters 0:30
6. "The Trial" Waters, Barrett Barrett 5:13
7. "Outside the Wall" Waters Waters 1:41
Total Length: 21:39

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