Pink Floyd – The Wall – Our Shootout Winner from 2012

Pink Floyd Hot Stamper Pressings Available Now

Letters and Commentaries for The Wall

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This is the ULTIMATE White Hot Stamper pressing of The Wall, the finest ever to hit our site BAR NONE. 

All four sides of this monster earned top A+++ grades in our massive recent shootout. This copy gives you ALL of the magic that Floyd laid down to tape. You get incredible clarity, breathtaking transparency, wonderful punch to the bottom, sweetness and full extension up top, tubey magical acoustic guitars, full-bodied vocals and serious depth and dimension to the soundfield. Folks, if you love The Wall you will TREASURE this copy for the rest of your listening days.

We spent a ridiculous amount of time cleaning, playing, and comparing copies of this classic double album this week and let me tell you, there are a lot of WEAK copies out there. The Wall is an album that DEMANDS big, bold, explosively dynamic sound, and this copy has got it in spades.

What do A+++ grades give you for The Wall? Everything you ever hoped for and more. That means top-notch clarity and transparency, mind-blowing immediacy, weight to the bottom, extension up top, HUGE open soundfields, real texture to all the instruments, TONS of energy with serious dynamics, BIG punchy drums and loads of natural ambience.

If you’ve been looking for the ultimate copy of this album, you’re going to have a ridiculously hard time finding one anywhere close to this — even if you felt up to buying, cleaning, and evaluating dozens and dozens copies. That’d be quite expensive and extremely taxing, so why not let us do all the hard work for you? Let Better Records do the dirty work so you can spend your free time enjoying a freakishly good record like this one!

Big, Bold, Demo Disc Floyd Sound

Pink Floyd tends to be an amazingly well-recorded band, and this album is certainly no exception. If you’ve taken home one of our Hot Stampers for Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, or Wish You Were Here, then you certainly know what we’re talking about. Big grungy electric guitars, crystal clear vocals, HUGE punchy drums, earth-shaking bass and TONS of ambience are the hallmarks of any Pink Floyd Hot Stamper. We’ve been telling people for years that The Wall is one of the ten best sounding rock records ever, and this is the copy to show you exactly why. When sound effects are introduced into the mix — buzzing helicopters, ringing telephones, clicking typewriters and so on — they happen RIGHT THERE in the room with you. If you’ve got a front end with serious resolving power and the watts to really pump up the volume, you’re going to be right there behind the wall with Pink.

We just don’t have the time to do track by track commentary for this one. It’s such a complex production that we really couldn’t even begin to scratch the surface. We’re going to have to assume that if you are in the market for a pricey Better Records copy of The Wall, that you’re quite familiar with both the music on this album and the mind-boggling sound of our Hot Stamper LPs. If you take this bad boy home and it’s not one of the most amazing listening experiences you’ve ever had, we’ll take it back from you and refund your money — including domestic shipping.

I Call That A Bargain

The average copy of this album actually tends to sound pretty decent, at least on one or two sides. Stunning copies like this one, however, are a completely different beast — not to mention few and far between. Think about it this way — four superb sounding sides with relatively quiet vinyl. That’s the equivalent of TWO Demo Disc Quality Pink Floyd LPs. Considering what we charge for the best copies of Dark Side, Meddle, and Wish You Were Here, this stellar copy of The Wall is a bargain!

TRACK LISTING

Side One

In The Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 1
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2
Mother

Side Two

Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One Of My Turns
Don’t Leave Me Now
Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 3
Goodbye Cruel World

Side Three

Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Vera
Bring The Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb

Side Four

The Show Must Go On
In The Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting For The Worms
Stop
The Trial
Outside The Wall

AMG Review

Roger Waters constructed The Wall, a narcissistic, double-album rock opera about an emotionally crippled rock star who spits on an audience member daring to cheer during an acoustic song. Given its origins, it’s little wonder that The Wall paints such an unsympathetic portrait of the rock star, cleverly named “Pink,” who blames everyone — particularly women — for his neuroses … Waters took his operatic inclinations to heart, constructing the album as a series of fragments that are held together by larger numbers like “Comfortably Numb” and “Hey You.” Generally, the fully developed songs are among the finest of Pink Floyd’s later work, but The Wall is primarily a triumph of production.