It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolized by a wall. The album was a commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks, and reaching number three in the UK. It initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious, but later came to be considered one of the greatest albums of all time. Recording spanned from December to November Producer Bob Ezrin helped to refine the concept and bridge tensions during recording, as the band were struggling with personal and financial issues at the time. The Wall is the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet ; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production, but stayed on as a salaried musician. From to , Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects. The Wall is one of the best-known concept albums and was adapted into a feature film of the same name. Some of the outtakes from the recording sessions were used on the group's next album, The Final Cut
Pink Floyd's The Wall film review – archive, 15 July 1982
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Thus, as a growing aversion to the sacrificial rockstar he had become, Waters designed to build a wall between him and his audience. In July the band reached a time of financial crisis due to negligent investments. Thus Roger Waters proposed two projects. Unquestionably at the helm of the ship was Roger Waters. This was the first metaphorical brick in the wall and the problems spiralled from there.