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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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The Prosecutor
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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During the live TV transmission the second and third songs, "The Thin Ice" and "Another Brick in the Wall part I", were disrupted when a circuit breaker tripped. It was reset, but immediately tripped again. As part of the precautions against such events marring the video release of the concert not only was the previous day's full dress rehearsal filmed but the stage was also cleared (and as need be rebuilt) once the concert was over to allow further performances of any songs that had suffered from audio or video problems be re shot. Much of the footage of "The Thin Ice" and "Another Brick in the Wall part I", and some from "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" used on the Video, Laserdisc and DVD releases is from these encore performances. See more »

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The Best Show Ever
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! This is the best concert I've ever seen.Roger Waters vocals are amazing and the other singers like Cyndi Lauper and Brian Adams did a magnificent job.Rogers vocals really shined on this night. If you are a Roger fan or a Floyd fan this is a must have.The projections are great and the creativity of "The Wall" is unbelievable.Must have this great concert!!!!!!!!!! First time i watched this concert I was in shock.Even though Van Morrison was slurring his word Comforably Numb was still great.The Tide IS Turning live after aid was breathtaking.Would make a great gift.The Wall falling in such a place that it did fall was historic. Joni and Sinead did OK and Paul Carrack was great.Scorpians did a fantastic job.This is a must have. My vote is a perfect 10 of 10.


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