Although the sonic and conceptual complexities define Pink Floyd's monumental 1979 release, it's earned an enduring audience though its sharp contrasts; the isolated torment of the message and the grandiose scale of the sound are as sharply defined as the bricks on its cover. The Experience Edition couples a 2011 remaster with behind-the-scenes demos of the record in formative and nearly-finished stages. The most rewarding moments are those which deviate from the familiar final product, as in the "Young Lust" demo with previously unheard verses, or a version of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" without the signature disco beat. Although The Wall sounds as sturdy as ever, the quality of bonus material makes this elaborate reissue essential for die-hards.
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