READER REPORT:

Album I can't live without: The Wall

JULIAN REAL
Last updated 13:00 14/02/2013
The Wall
TIMELESS: Pink Floyd released The Wall in 1979.

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I've loved Pink Floyd's The Wall album for more than twenty years.

I vividly remember watching the movie when I was about 18 and getting a bit of a kick out of the subversive nature of it.

I was in the army at the time and, after being told by a mate that you only "got it" when high, we spent an afternoon smoking and watching the film.

In later years though I came to understand far more what the movie was about.

I served in the Gulf and Bosnia and 'got' the message about the futility of war and the victims it creates.

I later went through an acrimonious divorce and 'got' the power women have to destroy men.

Many years later, and in a happy relationship, I understand something of the redemption available when we seek to understand ourselves.

All this wisdom is accompanied by the majesty of David Gilmour's guitar.

In my opinion, Pink Floyd is the best band ever and The Wall its best album and certainly the best film adaptation of any album.


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