This edition of Brain Damage features Roger’s second to last gig with Pink Floyd before he left the band and it’s the first time I’ve featured a Wall concert from 1981, 16th of June to be exact. Not sure what took me so long but this recording is excellent and perhaps the best from Earl’s Court. Its all been doctored up to sound the best it can. If you already have this recording, feel free to compare. I think you’ll be pleased. Hope you enjoy and if you do, please consider a small donation, thank you! The playlist is fairly obvious but HERE it is anyway. We start things off, however with Roger singing Wish You Were Here in London last week. As always, thank you for the download.
Show #126, Release date: 14. February, 2009
This is the last engagement of a five night stint at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, N.Y, 28. February 1980. Maximum capacity at Nassau Coliseum for The Wall performances was approximately 12,000 and all five shows sold out in a record five hours. This is an amazing recording all doctored up for supersound.
Show #103 Release date: 25. January, 2008
The Complexity of staging The Wall live meant that Pink Floyd could not take it on the road, as they had done with live performances of their previous albums. Instead, The Wall had to be set up days in advance at a select arena, performed for a series of shows, and then dismantled over the course of a couple of days. As a result, The Wall was performed in only two venues in the United States, and two more in Europe, for a total of just 31 shows.* This show is the third of six at Earls Court, 6th August, 1980.
*Fitch, Vernon, and Richard Mahon. Comfortably Numb – a History of “the Wall”: Pink Floyd 1978-1981. 1st ed. St. Petersburg, FL: PFA, Inc., 2006. 187.
Show #61, Release date: 7. July, 2006
This is the first of a three part “L.A. Concert Series”. 13. February 1980, LA Sports Arena, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California