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Gloria - Mozart*, Wilma Lipp, Christa Ludwig, Murray Dickie, Walter Berry, Vienna Pro Musica Orchest Wall — Live in Berlin was a live concert performance by Roger Waters Is Anybody Out There? - Roger Waters - The Wall (Live In Berlin) numerous guest artists, of the Pink Floyd studio album The Wallitself largely written by Waters during his time with the band.
The show was held in Berlin on 21 Julyto commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. A live album of the concert was released 21 August A video of the concert was also commercially released. The concert was staged on vacant terrain between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gatea location that was part of the former " no man's land " of the Berlin Wall.
And, as it's partially an attack on the inherently greedy nature of stadium rock shows, it would be wrong to do it in stadiums… I said, 'Well, I might do it outdoors if they ever take the wall down in Berlin. And I was very impressed, and said I would do what I could, although I thought it was very unlikely that it would come off… Then, in November , when the wall started coming down, we started negotiating.
The show had a sell-out crowd of overpeople. Right before the performance started the gates were opened which enabled at least anotherpeople to watch.
The event was produced and cast by British impresario and producer Tony Hollingsworth. It was staged partly at Waters' expense. While he subsequently earned the money back from the sale of the CD and video releases of the album, the original plan was to donate all profits past his initial investment to the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief, a UK charity founded by Leonard Cheshire.
However, audio and video sales came in significantly under projections, and the trading arm of the charity Operation Dinghy incurred heavy losses. A few years later, the charity was wound up, and the audio and video sales rights from the concert performance returned to Waters.
The production was designed by Mark Fisher and Jonathan Park. Most of the wall was built before the show and the rest was built progressively through the first part of the show. The wall was then knocked down at the end of the show. Initially, Waters tried to get guest musicians like Peter Nii Amarh Gomez - Sore Sa BiBruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton but they were either unavailable or turned it down.
Both Rod Stewartwho was to sing " Young Lust ", and Joe Cocker were confirmed to appear but when the original planned concert date was put back both were unavailable. Also Rush drummer Neil Peart revealed in a interview with Classic Rock Magazine that Adoration - Caténine / Funeral Advantage - Split tried to get involved to play drums but Roger turned him down in favour of Graham Broad.
This performance had several differences from Pink Floyd's original production of The Wall show. Also, the performance of the song "The Trial" had live actors playing the parts, with Thomas Dolby playing the part of the teacher hanging from the wall, Tim Curry as the prosecutor, and Albert Finney as the Judge. The repeated proclamation of "Tear down the wall! A DVD was released in in the U. Hollingsworth's company Tribute, a London-based "good causes" campaign company, sold worldwide television rights, with 52 countries showing the two-hour event.
Twenty countries showed up to five repeats of the show and 65 countries broadcast a highlights show. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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