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The Wall: Live in Berlin Review

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by Phil Hinton May 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

    The Wall: Live in Berlin Review
    On the 21st of July 1990, Roger Waters delivered one of the most memorable rock events in history with an all-star line-up including Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor and Scorpions just to name a few. Waters recreated live the historic Pink Floyd album The Wall in Berlin.
    The setting for this historic event was the Potsdamer Platz, sat between the two Berlin walls which divided the city. For decades people had died trying to escape from communism to capitalism. In 1989 the Berlin wall, for so long the symbol of the cold war, came crashing down. Just twelve months later saw this concert, opening up the famous landmarks that were once a forbidden zone, and celebrating the new found freedoms of the former east Germany.

    From the stunning entrance, to the complete theatre of the performances, this concert is breathtaking in it’s scope. Even if Pink Floyd’s music is not your taste, you have to admire the musical talent of the artists, and the original songs brought to life on stage. The band members and guests read like a who’s who in the rock and pop world. Not since Band Aid has a concert seen such talent and commitment in one place, this is a hugely enjoyable experience.