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 - The last few bricks
on 29 October 2011
 - The studio double album 'The Wall' released in November 1979 was supported by a tour with elaborate theatrical effects - This album -
Is there anybody out there? The Wall Live' is the result of that tour put together & released some 20 years later in March 2000 - The tour started in Los Angeles in February 1980 it had a 12 metre high wall of cardboard bricks gradually built on stage between the band & the audience - gaps between the bricks allowed the spectators to view various scenes in between the musical story...At the end of the concert the wall was made to collapse once again revealing the band..
During this tour relationships between the band were at an all time low - Roger Waters remained isolated from the rest of the band staying in separate hotels from the other band members - Richard Wright who had left the band in 1979 returned to perform as a salaried musician & actually was the only one who made a profit from the venture - the tour itself although successful actually lost money..
This double album contains selected tracks from the August 1980 to June 1981 performances at Earls Court London it does contain two extra tracks than the studio version - 'What shall we do now' & 'The last few bricks' which were put in to give the brick layers on stage time to complete the building of the cardboard wall - 'This album captures the essence & energy of the studio version but does not flow as nicely...Although some may argue that it's better than the original studio version for it's rawness..either way..having both versions solves any comparisons.