Roger Waters Berlin Wall DVD April

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  1. Richard Fernandez

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    BERLIN WALL DVD
    TO BE RELEASED IN
    APRIL 2003

    Roger Waters massive Wall concert in Berlin 1990 is to be released on DVD in April it has been confirmed. The DVD will feature the following extras.

    5.1 surround sound (supervised by Roger Waters)
    30 minute documentary about the lead up and days events
    Animated feature by Gerald Scarfe
    Design feature by Mark Fisher
    Unseen footage showing Rupert Everett as Pink
    Gerald Scarfe and Roger Waters commentary option
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    Excellent news.

    I wonder if they'll mention the sound failure and subsequent re-shooting of one of the songs though?
     
  3. Jordan_E

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    While I love Roger Waters and everything Pink Floyd, the Berlin The Wall left a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it was O'Conner's version of MOTHER. Learn the freaking song! But I'll probably get it as a Floyd fan can't pass up on anything released. Anyone get the Gilmour DVD? I've heard good and bad things about it.
     
  4. Wayne Bundrick

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    I have the VHS. What the hell happened during "Don't Leave Me Now"? The picture looks like the camera was just spinning continuously around in a room with posters on the wall.
     
  5. ChrisKe

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    Jordan,

    The Gilmour DVD is pretty good - I love his guitar rendition of the intro bits for Shine On...

    CK
     
  6. Jordan_E

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    Thanks, ChrisKe
    I was on the fence, but getting the SACD of DSOTM has me in the mood for more Floyd, even solo stuff.
     
  7. Wayne Bundrick

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    I agree with ChrisKe. Only David Gilmour could distill the first half of "Shine On" down to its pure essence and play it on an acoustic guitar. But my favorite track on the DVD is the second half of "Shine On" when he plays lap steel.

    I'm not sure if I'll buy The Wall Live in Berlin. I never bought the CD, but I did buy it on cassette. I just don't recall any really stand-out performances and it didn't rise above the novelty factor for me.
     
  8. Christopher P

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    I have this on tape, not sure if I'll get the DVD, but I do enjoy the Waters/Scarfe commentary on "The Wall" so that might push me over the edge. I thought most of the performances were well done, nothing stands out as being particularly unenjoyable, except for maybe Comfortably Numb.

    I didn't know anything about this...what's the story?

    Chris
     
  9. Rob Gillespie

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  10. Christopher P

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    Thanks Rob, I didn't know that..things looked to run smoothly on the tape, especially considering the massive scope of the show. Yes, the dichotomy of "Mother" Sinead's brilliantly haunting voice during the verses, then the horrid sounds of the Band during the chorus. I like how Waters looks like he goes over to them to help them out. And I've never been a Van Morrison fan, I don't know too many people who could ruin "Comfortably Numb" for me. Glad you could attend Rob. Definitely once in a lifetime.

    Chris
     
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    I've been on the fence about picking up the laserdisc but now I'll definitely be picking up this dvd.
     
  12. Rob Gillespie

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  13. Keith Paynter

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    Overall a great disc (I still have the LD), but my personal disappointments include:

    Cyndi Lauper hamming it up during ABITWptII
    Snowy White bastardizing David Gilmour's Comfortably Numb solo
    Jerry Hall as the groupie(ugh!!) - way-y-y-y overacted...could have used somebody younger and cuter, like Samantha Fox :b
     
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    is this "the Band" as in the Last Waltz?? are they really that bad here???
     
  15. Richard Fernandez

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    I think Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson were supposed to be in the show. Bryan Adams did a good job on Young Lust.
     

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