Roger Waters: The Wall - Live In Berlin 1990 (2-LP, 180g Clear Vinyl, RSD, Ltd.)
(Universal) 25 tracks, gatefold cover When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the most obvious symbol of the Cold War, of the separation of capitalism and socialism, disappeared with it.
Twelve months later, the historic event was loudly "underlined" with one of the greatest rock concerts of all times -- in the truest sense of the word: On July 21, 1990, the rock opera The Wall was spectacularly staged on the history-charged Potsdamer Platz.
At the invitation of Roger Waters, renowned music stars came to the former border between East and West. For example, Bryan Adams, members of The Band, Germany's musical export Ute Lemper, Paul Carrack, the then popular group The Hooters and Fungirl Cyndi Lauper took part in the unforgettable Saturday evening.
Electropopper Thomas Dolby, Joni Mitchell , Mick Jagger's ex-wife Jerry Hall, the Scorpions, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, the orchestra and choir of the East Berlin Radio, flutist James Galway and the marching band of the Soviet armed forces also came to the place where many people once paid for their escape attempts with their lives.
A true all-star performance! In front of a huge live backdrop -- some sources speak of 250,000, others of 320,000 spectators on site and 300 to 500 million worldwide at the TV sets -- the star contingent played classics like "Mother", "In The Flesh", "Another Brick In The Wall" etc. near the Brandenburg Gate and framed all this with huge stage constructions and sophisticated optical effects.
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