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  • Band members: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  • Summary: Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album that spawned a film and a stage show is remastered. The seven-disc Immersion set includes a DVD as well as unreleased demos and rare live recordings. The Experience box set only includes the remastered two-disc album and a disc with a selection of demos.
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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    100
    The album that Pink Floyd made in 1979 marked a milestone in progressive rock, and this box set captures everything perfect and imperfect about the album.
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    Immersion is a good way to characterize the grip and whirl of construction recounted on the two CDs of demos in this seven-disc box, which includes a previously released recording of the 1980-81 stage show.
  3. Mar 1, 2012
    90
    Hearing this evolution in microcosm is fascinating: few albums are ever as lavishly and carefully produced as The Wall, and by going through this "Work in Progress," it becomes clear just how much labor Floyd and producer Bob Ezrin exerted on the finished album.
  4. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    It's great, don't be mistaken; but trim a little of its fat and it goes from a fantastic listen to an unforgettable one.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    The real stunner is the "Immersion" set... The [64] demos prove much more than just lower fidelity recordings of album tracks. Rather, they are snapshots of a classic album in creation. [Mar 2012, p.91]
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    70
    Needless to say, The Wall's Immersion Edition is a visual thing of beauty, ...The undeniable black eye on this Immersion Edition, however, is the way by which they handled the inclusion of Roger Waters' solo demos... the majority of this coveted cache of rarities is whittled down to a series of poorly edited snippets that barely last a minute or even a few seconds in some instances.
  7. 60
    The impression is of someone picking obsessively at an emotional scab, which is effectively what The Wall is all about.

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  1. Sep 14, 2013
    10
    Original Wall was one of the best of all-time in the rock history..pink floyd one of the best in the history...epic storytelling of war..wall around the mind..epic solos..epic band..definitly prime Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    10
    I don't know about any fancy "Experience/Immersion Edition" but Pink Floyd's Wall is a truly remarkable album. It has the classic rock 'n' roll feel yet it has a crazy heart felt passion no other album has. This album that tells a story about a rockstar who has a wall built between him and the rest of the normal world, is truly a MUST HAVE! one of my favorites. Collapse
  3. Jun 23, 2013
    10
    All in all, a classic album. Pink Floyd paints the story of a rockstar building a mental wall around himself, and what results is one of the greatest concept albums of all time. The music is all wonderfully arranged, and the lyrics all profound. Gut wrenching guitar solos, classic moments like "Another Brick In The Wall" and "Comfortably Numb", and a still epic atmosphere all contribute to the timeless appreciation of this album. Expand
  4. Aug 9, 2013
    8
    There's a lot of knocking of this record but while it might be a tad self-indulgent, bar a couple of tracks it manages to keep the quality levels consistently high throughout. Concept albums are always divisive and more often then not its an effort to go back and listen to them again, in the case of "The Wall", it really rewards repeated listening. The scope of the record is pretty amazing and it really is an example of music as "art". Expand