Pink Floyd – The Wall Singles

I’ll make this brief. Personally.I do not see the point of making a compilation of items valued primarily for their collector’s appeal, and then seeking to distribute it as a new product. Sure, Pink Floyd are one of the most legendary and greatest selling acts of all time, but this cow has been milked a bit too much. The musical quality of ‘The Wall’ is certainly not in question; it is a classic album and was one of those esteemed records that opened me up to some nice ideas in music years ago. Singles are a nice escort and support for the larger work, providing a sample for listeners to digest before checking out the full album. Even today, singles are still valid, and useful when a listener wants to get a glance at what a band is up to. However, ‘The Wall’ was released decades ago. Anyone who would dare come in contact with this compilation would likely already know of the album, so the musical introduction with the singles here are redundant and unnecessary. The music here is a decent cut of tunes from the album, but it’s an entirely useless compilation. Even for the sake of collecting; while the original vinyl singles have their worth, how much will a newly released compilation be worth to a hardcore collector; a boxset that’s dropped long after the band has split up? Perhaps I’m missing something crucial to the appreciation of this; please let me know if I am. Otherwise, this is one for the dumps.

Tracklist:

Disc 1
1. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) (4:00)
2. One of my Turns (3:35)

Disc 2
1. Comfortably Numb (6:24)
2. Hey You (4:40)

Disc 3
1. Run Like Hell (4:19)
2. Don’t Leave Me Now (4:16)

Line-up:

* David Gilmour – guitars and vocalist in “Comfortably Numb”, “Run Like Hell” and “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”
* Nick Mason – drums
* Roger Waters – bass guitar and vocalist in all the songs (also between David Gilmour already mentioned songs)
* Richard Wright – keyboards

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