More than bricks go into mak­ing The Wall a rock spec­ta­cle

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS LIFE - By Rob Wil­liams

THE Wall is ar­guably one of the most de­press­ing rock op­eras of all time, but live, The Wall is one of the most spec­tac­u­lar arena-rock pro­duc­tions ever staged. When the dou­ble Pink Floyd al­bum was re­leased in 1979, the Bri­tish rock band staged one of the most am­bi­tious shows ever for its time, with a gi­ant wall erected and dis­man­tled on stage, huge in­flat­able char­ac­ters and an­i­mated pro­jec­tion se­quences that helped tell vo­cal­ist-bas­sist Roger Wa­ters’ semi-au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal tale about his trou­bled child­hood with an over­bear­ing mother, cruel teach­ers and the death of his fa­ther; lone­li­ness; in­fi­delity; and ego­ma­nia.

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