TVD’s 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways: Pink Floyd, The Wall

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.

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34 comments
gringo_loco
gringo_loco

Weezer's Blue Album.  The Invisiblel Band by Travis. What's the Story (Morning Glory) by Oasis. Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins.

infidel
infidel

beatles - revolver. a turning point in pop music and a cultural touchstone!

lobes
lobes

Slint - Spiderland

Shaun C
Shaun C

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers. It was their first album that completely defined their sound of the pinnacle of their career and completely transcended the psychedelic offerings and experimentation of their previous albums. 

jnich2424
jnich2424

Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets

HousesInMotion
HousesInMotion

My choice would be "Remain In Light" by Talking Heads. It was when their Afropunk sound was at its finest, most perfect. All their hard work symbolized in this record. The whole thing is on fire from "Born Under Punches" to "The Overload".

Ian Balentine
Ian Balentine

I nominate Giant Steps by The Boo Radleys. To name an album after such a seminal Coltrane release took some massive cajones, but in my opinion they managed to pull it off. It remains a great example of a modern psychedelic masterpiece that manages to use and transcend it's influences.

Frednula
Frednula

Double Nickels On The Dime - The Minutemen

 

dunnand
dunnand

Radiohead - OK Computer

Dan Elliott
Dan Elliott

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

FutureHeartDay
FutureHeartDay

There's so many great albums, but how about the first magnum opus of rock: Chuck Berry - "After School Session"

sport9000
sport9000

The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle!

PatrickFantis
PatrickFantis

The Allman Brothers Band - Live at Fillmore East

xtianDC
xtianDC

I'm gonna go with Can's "Future Days" (though really you could slot "Tago Mago" in there as well, to be honest).

PeterMooreSmith
PeterMooreSmith

Spiritualized ... "Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space."

Jonelle
Jonelle

Chris Bell...I Am the Cosmos

Ashley
Ashley

Achtung Baby by U2.

italianmojo887
italianmojo887

Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix. His 3rd official studio album but sadly his last.

kevbayer
kevbayer

I am going with " Reign in Blood" by Slayer.....not to much can beat that

Germin8
Germin8

Daft Punk's Discovery

Andrew
Andrew

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

JonB
JonB

I'm going to go with Neutral Milk Hotel's in the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

Jj46
Jj46

'Tommy' the who

AgentONeal
AgentONeal

Air's "Talkie Walkie" is a fantastic album and the epitome of who they are. Whenever I introduce a person to them, I hand it over. It was also -- however cliche this may sound -- the perfect album for my trip to Kyoto, Japan.

Jill
Jill

Close to the Edge by Yes

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