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Pink FloydThe Wall

Label:Columbia – PC2 36183, Columbia – 36183
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1In The Flesh?
A2The Thin Ice
A3Another Brick In The Wall Part 1
A4The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
A5Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
A6Mother
B1Goodbye Blue Sky
B2Empty Spaces
B3Young Lust
Written-ByGilmour*
B4One Of My Turns
B5Don't Leave Me Now
B6Another Brick In The Wall Part 3
B7Goodbye Cruel World
C1Hey You
C2Is There Anybody Out There?
C3Nobody Home
C4Vera
C5Bring The Boys Back Home
C6Comfortably Numb
Written-ByGilmour*
D1The Show Must Go On
D2In The Flesh
D3Run Like Hell
Written-ByGilmour*
D4Waiting For The Worms
D5Stop
D6The Trial
Written-ByEzrin*
D7Outside The Wall
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Superbear, Miravel, France. CBS, New York. Producers Workshop, Los Angeles. Between April and November, 1979.

Toni Tennille appears courtesy of Casablanca Record And Filmworks, Inc.

All songs ©1979 Pink Floyd Music Publishers, Ltd. (BMI)
℗1979 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
©1979 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.

Inner sleeves contain lyrics.

Copies exist with a printed paper insert (not a sticker) that was included between the jacket and the shrink with the text "Pink Floyd The Wall 36183", as pictured in this variant.

Second Issue Sleeve Variation: On the inside cover, this issue says "Written by Roger Waters," and two bricks down it says "PINK FLOYD - Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright."

This pressing has no barcode on the back cover. A later pressing with a printed barcode exists.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Labels A & B): C 36184
  • Other (Labels C & D): C 36185
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AL 36184
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BL 36184
  • Matrix / Runout (Label C): AL 36185
  • Matrix / Runout (Label D): BL 36185
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A, variant 1): PAL 36184-1A 1S [Stamped: TML-X]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B, variant 1): PBL-36184-1AF D1 1S [Stamped: TML-M]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout C, variant 1): PAL-36185-1BF A1 1S [Stamped: TML-S]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout D, variant 1): PBL 36185-1A H2 1S [Stamped: TML-M]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A, variant 2): S PAL 36184-1C ['TML M' (crossed out & upside down)] [Stamped: TML-X] E 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B, variant 2): S PBL-36184-1AB [Stamped: TML-M] F 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout C, variant 2): S PAL-36185-1AB [Stamped: TML S] D 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout D, variant 2): S PBL-36185-1AA [Stamped: TML X] C 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout A, variant 3): \S PAL-36184-1BA [Stamped: TML-M] A8N
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout B, variant 3): \S PBL-36184-1AG [Stamped: TML-X] 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout C, variant 3): \S PAL-36185-1AN [Stamped: TML-S] C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched in runout D, variant 3): \S PBL-36185-1A [Stamped: TML-M] H2

Other Versions (5 of 814)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Wall (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)HarvestSHDW 411UK1979
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The Wall (2×LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Gatefold)Harvest, Harvest1A 158-63410, 1A 158-63411Netherlands1979
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The Wall (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)EMI Electrola, Harvest1C 198-63 410/11Germany1979
The Wall (2×LP, Album, Pitman Press, First Sleeve)Columbia, ColumbiaPC2 36183, 36183US1979
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The Wall (2×LP, Album, Gat)EMI, Harvest7C 156-63410, 7C 156-63410/11Scandinavia1979
  • Mathit88's avatar
    Mathit88
    I bought this for a few bucks used and it acquired a ton of surface noise during a move. Now that I see how sterile the 2016 release is, I’m rushing to get this one pristine. It is so much warmer, organic, cohesive. We don’t need every part separated like it’s own little gear to gawk at, I want a beast of a machine
    • AnalogRx's avatar
      AnalogRx
      The only other version I owned of this was the 2016 reissue until I recently picked this pressing up in excellent used condition on eBay for $26. Despite this album having some filler songs, it’s always been one of my favorite Pink Floyd albums. After I vacuum wet clean this, I was hoping for the best when I dropped the needle. Words cannot describe the difference between this and the 2016 copy. Analog sound is spectacular on this album as it plays loud, and absolutely stunning sound quality. The drums sound killer in comparison, heck, everything sounds killer! If you like this album, do yourself a favor and get an analog copy, purely amazing. Just be sure it has TML in the runout and you’re good.
      • franksomohano's avatar
        franksomohano
        I didn’t even think I could find the wall for $4 let alone a pressing like this 🤯
        • blackwaterrisin's avatar
          I bought this pressing in beat-up condition for $8 about a decade ago.
          Back then, I thought it sounded pretty good. Relistening tonight, and even with the clicks and pops,
          this thing is stunning.
          • FranksAndBeenz's avatar
            This cut is not lacking in volume. It is loud. The sounds will likely make you stomp your boots and raise a fist. I didn't even know this pressing existed. Mine has a gold promo stamp on the back and the updated re issued gatefold text hugging Rogers nuts and patting his back.
            • rchallen's avatar
              rchallen
              Bought this particular pressing used about 7 years ago? I believe it cost me $14.99. I didn't know anything about deadwax or matrices back then.... I just knew this copy looked basically brand new and had no barcode anywhere.
              In hindsight, it's one of the luckiest finds I've ever had. I can't imagine the odds of finding a copy in the wild now that plays noise-free across all 4 sides (seriously, maybe 4-5 tics TOTAL per disc) and certainly not for that price.

              I understand the appeal of the reissue, which is quite good and (should be) mostly quiet. You NEED silent backgrounds to immerse yourself in the album. But IF you can find a NM copy of this pressing (or really, any US press with TML on all 4 sides), pay whatever you can. The sonics are absolutely amazing. The bass is deep, and organic, and as natural as your own heartbeat. The soundstage on a good system is truly 3D.

              I own some pretty fantastic Floyd pressings--including early Japanese cuts of Meddle and Dark Side, and the first UK Animals--and this one might be the best sounding of all of 'em. Yep, the good ol' US standard TML press that sold millions. Find the best one you can and thank me later.
              • luke33053305's avatar
                luke33053305
                Got a copy with some crackling. Cleaning it definitely minimized some of it though. The sound is amazing on this pressing. A must buy if you can get it in good condition.
                • ARCstarr's avatar
                  ARCstarr
                  My TML pressing is the best sounding piece of wax I own.
                  • Jediflynn's avatar
                    Jediflynn
                    In 1979 I was 14 and I got my first part-time job, this was my first record purchase. I had been raised on my Dad's records, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Yes, times they were a changing.
                    • damn_goodcoffee's avatar
                      Edited one year ago
                      My copy has some pops and clicks throughout, it, unfortunately, looks a little bit better than it plays but the sound is unreal. I'm going to pick up a new pressing sometime soon and compare.

                      Edit: June 2021
                      Still haven't picked up a new remaster but I have wet vacuumed cleaned this album since the last comment and I can not find a reason to upgrade yet unless I want to save this copy from being over played.

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