Here’s your chance to get your hands on Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Wall, like you’ve never seen (or heard) it before. The legendary concept record is being re-released today digitally, on CD, and of course on vinyl, and we’ve got a copy of the latter for one of you.
The Wall is widely regarded as Pink Floyd’s magnum opus. Originally released 33 years ago in 1979, it topped the Billboard charts for fifteen weeks and went on to sell more than 23 million copies in the United States alone. The record also spawned the release of an eponymous movie in 1982.
The band’s most theatrical album follows the protagonist Pink, as he rises from life in post-World War II England to become the proverbial isolated rock star. Rolling Stone, which places the album at number 87 on its “500 Greatest Albums” list, says, “rock star hubris has never been so electrifying.” The Wall has also stood the test of time, as Roger Waters continues to tour and perform the album in its entirety.
The Wall features some of the most well-known songs in Pink Floyd’s catalog, including “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).”
And, because we’re incredibly generous, the winner will also receive a CD copy of Pink Floyd’s Greatest Hits album.
For your chance to win both, simply comment below and tell us an album that you would consider to be the magnum opus of another band. I’m going to go with Pet Sounds, released by the Beach Boys in 1966. We’ll select a winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, on Tuesday, March 6th.