First of all, it needs to be known that "The Wall"LP by Pink Floyd is now over 30 years old and obviously when you hear any "selection" from it, you don't start thinking to yourself..."man, that is some old shit." You don't think that because this work has nothing to do with time. And also, when I talk about Pink Floyd tracks, I always refer to them as "selections", you can't call them "songs" for some reason, that just sounds too commercial. And they aren't songs, they're more like compositions.
"The Wall" was done from beginning to end in order as on the album, no encores. You can't have an encore if you're doing an album in it's entirety because there aren't any encores on the album, right?
The end of The Wall is really slow and heavy and the show ends on a totally down note, but believe me, it should end that way because that is the concept, it's a total bummer...it's about Roger's overprotective mother, his father being killed in the second world war, and failed relationships. This is the greatest rock show I have ever seen.
The music was flawless. And for the first time in my life, I heard somebody admit they were playing a pre-recorded track...."I'm not sure I can get those notes anymore" he said. So he sang a duet with himself using an old demo of "Mother" and it was beautiful-he admitted it and it was ok to do because the guy is 67 years old. I am not sure I would have known anyway. The show starts with about an eighth of the wall built on each side stage...and as the show progresses, they keep building the wall until it is all built by intermission and at that point, the band is playing behind the wall haha and Roger is in front of the wall. At times in the second set, Rogers appears looking through the wall and even on top of the wall. Spectacular. The guitarist was Snowy White who played with David Bowie and he did a nice job.
This guy is a million miles past everyone in rock.