Friday, November 30, 2012
Happy Birthday Wall!
Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's The Wall. Probably one of the greatest rock albums in the history of rock albums, this one is a concept rock opera album that was released on EMI Records in the UK and Columbia Records in the United States. It was produced by Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie, and Roger Waters. It was #87 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, which was put out in 2003.
It reached #1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart in the United States. Oddly enough, it only reached #3 in its native UK Albums Chart. It has gone 23x Platinum in the United States.
The album spawned 3 singles: "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2," "Run Like Hell," and "Comfortably Numb," the later of which contains what many perceive as one of the greatest rock guitar solos of all time.
As I mentioned, this is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. Trying to pick a favorite song from this album would be a fruitless effort on my part but some of its greatest gems include "In the Flesh," "Mother," "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2," "Goodbye Blue Sky," "Young Lust," "Don't Leave Me Now," "Hey You," "Is There Anybody Out There," "Comfortably Numb," and "Run Like Hell."
You can read some additional and pretty interesting information about the album at the Wikipedia article here.
Happy Birthday the Wall!!