In Floyd Around the Med, lubricated with olive oil and liberally washed down with wine; Floyd, with frying pan in hand, embarks on a magical journey through the rich and varied cultures of the Mediterranean. Floyd explores the culture and lifestyles of the local people, meets with celebrities at major well known events and discovers the history, architecture and gastronomy of the Mediterranean.
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The Wall is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released as a double album on 30 November 1979 in the United Kingdom by Harvest Records and in the United States by Columbia Records. Bassist and songwriter Roger Waters conceived the album as a rock opera during Pink Floyd's 1977 In the Flesh Tour, when his frustration with the audience became so acute that he spat on them. Its story explores Pink, a jaded rockstar character that Waters modeled after himself and the band's original leader Syd Barrett. Pink's life begins with the loss of his father during the Second World War and continues with abuse from his schoolteachers, an overprotective mother, and the breakdown of his marriage; all contribute to his eventual self-imposed isolation from society, symbolised by a wall. The band, who were then struggling with personal and financial difficulties, supported the idea. Recording lasted from December 1978 to November 1979, with stops in France, England, New York, and Los Angeles. Waters enlisted Canadian producer Bob Ezrin, who helped refine the concept and bridge worsening band tensions; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production, but stayed as a salaried musician, making The Wall the last album recorded with the 11-year-spanning line-up of Waters, Wright, guitarist David Gilmour, and drummer Nick Mason. From 1980 to 1981, Pink Floyd staged The Wall as a live tour featuring elaborate theatrical effects. Upon its release, The Wall initially received a mixed response from critics, but was a commercial success, reaching number 3 on the UK Albums Chart and topping the US Billboard 200 for 15 weeks. It became the band's second best-selling album, one of the best-selling albums of all time, and one of the most well-known concept albums of all time, and was adapted into a feature film directed by Alan Parker. By 1999, the album had sold over 23 million RIAA-certified units (11.5 million albums), making it the third-highest certified album in the United States. It produced three singles: “Run Like Hell”, “Comfortably Numb”, and the band's only number-one single “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”. Some of the album's themes would be continued in the band's next album The Final Cut (1983), which also contains some outtakes from The Wall. In 2003, Rolling Stone placed The Wall at number 87 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Waters staged a new Wall live tour from 2010 to 2013, which became the highest-grossing tour by a solo musician.
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A film adaptation, Pink Floyd – The Wall, was released in July 1982. It was written by Waters and directed by Alan Parker, with Bob Geldof as Pink. It used Scarfe's animations alongside actors, with no dialogue. A modified soundtrack was created for some of the film's songs. In 1990, Waters and producer Tony Hollingsworth created The Wall – Live in Berlin, staged for charity at a site once occupied by part of the Berlin Wall. Beginning in 2010 and with dates lasting into 2013, Waters performed the album worldwide on his tour, The Wall Live. This had a much wider wall, updated higher quality projected content and leading-edge projection technology. Gilmour and Mason played at one show in London at The O2. A film of the live concert, Roger Waters: The Wall, was released in 2015. In 2016, Waters adapted The Wall into an opera, Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera with contemporary classical composer Julien Bilodeau. It premiered at Opéra de Montréal in March 2017, and will be produced by Cincinnati Opera in 2018. It is orchestrated for a score of eight soloists, 48 chorus members, and a standard 70-piece operatic orchestra.
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