Ever since Roger released his Wall soundtrack, I’ve been playing around with recreating the entire evening’s experience, much like what I originally wanted to do for the Intermission podcast back in February. This time I used the the film soundtrack but discovered that Roger removed several bits from the original live performance so I, very carefully, put them back using material from the June 2011 Duesseldorf gig. Here’s the playlist. Enjoy this little Christmas gift!
It’s been a long time since I featured one of Roger’s Wall gigs. This one is special. I explain in the podcast but you can look at the playlist if you’re that curious.
When I attend concerts, I enjoy the pre-show and intermission house music as much as the show itself. Usually its just whatever the production crew feels like playing but with Roger it’s different. Roger’s crew uses every opportunity to throw subtle hints and references found deep in the wall. Here’s the playlist. Please enjoy the “full show”.
Three days back from the UK and a recording from Manchester has already popped up. Perfect timing for this month’s podcast. The recording needed some help and I was more than happy to lend a hand.
This show was (in my opinion) better than the massive and not as good sounding Wembley gig two days before. This was the very last Wall show in the UK and third from the very last performance ever and the band sounds tight and spot on.
The Wall live from Phones4u Arena, Manchester, UK. 16. September 2013. No playlist… I’m fairly sure you already know it. Enjoy.
Show #189, Release date: 31. July, 2012
My sixteenth and last ‘Wall’ show for me. This time from Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx in New York City, 6. July. just feet away from where I was in section 224 row 15 seat 10. I was in section 224 row 18 seat 18. Enjoy! Oh and !kcus seeknay
A special thanks to Richard of Guildford, UK for the ticket.
Show #188, Release date: 15. July 2012
This was my 15th time seeing The Wall but it was my first time seeing it outdoors. The size of the wall was amazing… to see it so wide and tall. It was truly spectacular. I still prefer it inside over an outdoor or “stadium” setting but it’s very cool to see in such a large scale. Fenway Park is uniquely special and to us Bostonians, its sacred ground. Roger at Fenway Park was a big deal. This is a matrix. It came out wiched pissa.
I saved a piece of something specal from the concert for you to WIN.
Show #187, Release date: 5. July 2012
Staying true to the tradition… for every Wall show I see live, it becomes a podcast. Albany (this podcast) was last week, 28, June followed by Boston (next podcast) at Fenway Park which I’m currently working on and its sounding awesome.
Tomorrow morning I go to NYC to see Roger Waters, probably for the last time, at yankee stadium. I’ll be at the yankee tavern (I shudder) at 5pm till the show. Oh, and I’ll be wearing my Red Sox hat! Maybe I’ll see you there. That too will be a podcast as soon as. For now, from upstate New York, here’s the Albany stop
Show #185, Release date: 20. May 2012
As you well know, I usually only feature The Wall shows I’ve seen with the exception of a few and this is one of those exceptions. After patiently waiting 32 years, the good people of Australia finally got their well deserved chance to see The Wall performed live. For this we go to Sydney’s Olympic Park at Acer Arena, 14. February 2012. Wish I was there.
This is an excellent recording so it didn’t need much sweetening but I felt it did need some tweaking, so its “doctored for supersound” of course and I discuss the latest news about SiriusXM’s Pink Floyd channel.
Show #173, Release date: 12. July, 2011
Again the tradition continues but it ends with this last ‘Wall’ show for me (until Roger’s return to North America). It would also be Roger’s last in the U.K. for this tour. A few sources popped up and two of the best have been remastered and mixed together for you right here only on floydpodcast.com. Most of the work went into removing some annoying clapping, yelling and whistling. Also a little bit of digital interference from a nearby cell phone leaked its way into the recording but that too was removed.
Show #172, Release date: 4. July, 2011
In keeping with the tradition of featuring each Wall show I’ve been to, here is the latest (for now). Going to this gig in the West Midlands region of the UK was completely unexpected. …from the plane to the train in London to the show at the NIA with backpack in hand. I was fortunate to attend and now you too can bask it’s sonic bliss. Shortly after returning home I discovered two different recordings. So I mixed the two together and wow… from
I’ve been meaning to post this for a few days but there was tweaking that still needed to be done. I think it’s ready now. Enjoy!
Show #170, Release date: 22. May, 2011
In keeping with the tradition of featuring a Wall gig for every city I’ve seen it in, as promised, here’s the big show from London. This was my ninth time seeing The Wall and by far the most special. It was the night David Gilmour returned the favor to Roger. As things would have it, Nick Mason was also there and joined in. The surviving members of Pink Floyd, reunited on stage for the first time since Live8. It was amazing! Roger and the band sounded tight and the sound is incredible! I had an excellent location to record from and I’m pleased to present it to you.
Live at the O2 Arena, London, U.K., 12. May 2011. With Special guests… David Gilmour and Nick Mason!
A huge special thanks to Jeff (aka Ravingandrooling). Photo taken from my seat with an iPhone3Gs. Section B3, Row A, Seat 50
Show #164, Release date: 21. December, 2010
I can’t think of a better way to end the year with one last Wall podcast. This time it’s rather different. Each song is taken from a different city, in order of the North American tour. All except for shows from cities previously featured here on Brain Damage. Those are; Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Hartford, and New York. I hope you dig it. Here’s to you… and have a safe and happy holiday season!
Show #163, Release date: 2. December, 2010
Okay, it’s been a long time no hear… It’s podcast time. This was my seventh show and hopefully I’ll get to see more but for now this will be the last of ‘The Wall Concert Series’. For this, its the 6th of November from New York’s Madison Square Garden. It was my first time at MSG and I thought it was interesting (and annoying) how venue’s concession people were hawking during the show. You may notice a few “ice cold beers here” and the refreshing sound of one or two being cracked open. The Band sounded great and it comes across nicely but it did need a little doctoring up. Enjoy and thanks for being so patient.
Photo by: Doc (with an iPhone4 from section 131, Row B, seat 7)