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The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Music  -  21 July 1990 (East Germany)
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A recording of the 1990 Berlin benefit concert in which Roger Waters leads an all star cast in performing his famous concept album.

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Credited cast:
The Band
Berliner Rundfunk Chor ...
(as The East Berlin Rundfunk Choir)
Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester ...
(as The East Berlin Rundfunk Orchestra)
The Bleeding Heart Band
Graham Broad
Paul Carrack ...
Himself
Leonard Cheshire ...
Introduction (as Group Captain Leonard Cheshire)
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Rick Danko ...
Himself (as The Band)
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The Schoolmaster
Andy Fairweather Low
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The Mother (act two)
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The Judge
James Galway
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A global television broadcast of the event in which former Pink Floyd leader singer and composer Roger Waters led an all-star cast in a mammoth benefit performance of his acclaimed concept album/concert, The Wall, in support of The War Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief. Set in Berlin, Germany less than a year after the destruction of the hated Berlin Wall, Waters was accompanied by disparate talents such as Cyndi Lauper, James Galway, Joni Mitchell and Albert Finney in the classic dark musical tale of a rock star's descent into madness and back. The performance was subsequently released as a top-selling video. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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In "The Thin Ice", the band started to play not knowing Roger Waters wasn't on stage yet. See more »

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Remake of Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) See more »

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Outstanding rendition of the live performances in 1979
29 May 2005 | by (San Luis Obispo, California) – See all my reviews

I see only one other report on this and can't disagree more. I was fortunate enough to see Floyd perform The Wall live at the LA Sports Arena in 1979. I'm told that, due to stage size requirements, they only "built" the full wall on stage in LA and NY. The performance in Berlin in 1990 is the closest one can get to what they might have seen in '79. The sound on the DVD is excellent and the cinematography was nothing short of outstanding. Having the variety of musicians and vocalists involved was terrific with the sole exception of Van Morrison, who gave an extremely weak performance for Comfortably Numb, which on the album is one of the highlight songs. This DVD is absolutely worth the price and can be enjoyed many times. For comparison, watch the theatrical version which delves deeply into the trauma of "Pink's" life, played wonderfully by Bob Geldorf of the Boomtown Rats.


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