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    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    I just want the show on video and maybe the audio version of same. Don't need the bells and whistles especially for a rerecording of an old record.
    I preordered the 2CD and Blu Ray sets from Amazon...pretty sure the final tally for both products was around $35.

    If this edition was the ONLY way to get the album, that would rather suck. But it isn't. The regular retail versions are VERY reasonably priced. This is a novelty/boutique set for folks who might want it. Probably won't sell more than a handful; for those folks, they'll be happy. For the rest of us, we're covered

    Not sure exactly how this translates into RW's desperation for money or anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    When you consider I just paid $699 for the 80 disc Grateful Dead 30 Trips Around the Sun box....
    You're not married, are you.

    $8.75/disc isn't bad though.

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    ...I always did, and to this very day still do, believe that The Wall was a bloated P.O.S......I really do not understand the reverence for this.

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    Mother, do you think they'll buy this set?

    I think on the next tour he can build a wall with the 500 copies of this set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    You're not married, are you.

    $8.75/disc isn't bad though.
    I bought it and am married - but the set is still hidden.

    I should put it in a trunk and use that as a coffee table. It'll be like the Hitchcock movie "Rope."

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    <<Probably won't sell more than a handful; for those folks, they'll be happy.>>

    But they'll walk funny for a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Roger Waters is the world's fourth richest bass player: http://www.musictimes.com/articles/9...ting-roger.htm
    but I wonder how is fortune is next to Gilmour's or Wright's... Given that Mason was not a songwriter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    well, after saving Floyd from bankruptcy in the late 70's, Waters missed the second Floyd financial outburst when their late 80's and 90's tours grossed in zillions, and the public bought those crappy Waters-less Floyd albums like there would be no tomorrow...
    Right, but they also expanded their fanbase, so many of those new fans rushed out to buy DSotM, WYWH, Animals and The Wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    but I wonder how is fortune is next to Gilmour's or Wright's... Given that Mason was not a songwriter...
    Given that he wrote Money and Brick in the Wall Pt2 which get the most radio play and pretty much all the songwriting credits on their biggest selling album were his I'd say way out front.

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    But it's 5 1/2 feet when opened and weighs 25 lbs!

    Also, not really fair to compare this to the Crimson boxes. I paid a fraction of this for Thrak and will be getting much more audio content, so "quantity" wise it's still a better deal than $500 (obviously)
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    Ahh, the irony of that great Rolls Royce proletariat bemoaning selfishness and corporate greed, milking this bloated cow for all it's worth. Absolutely delicious!

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    To be fair Roger has said he "struggles" with reconciling his socialist leanings and the fat stacks of capitalist lucre he makes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersonic Scientist View Post
    ...I always did, and to this very day still do, believe that The Wall was a bloated P.O.S......I really do not understand the reverence for this.
    Me as well. The piece/concept/whatever didn't have much subtlety to it to begin with....and then Roger had to uh, hammer the concept home that we had all gotten long ago, from his (and Gilmour's) original presentation. It's not brilliant, and I would say so mainly for the fact that it is written from the point of view of a poor, rich, 'tortured' rock star...and who can relate to, or sympathize with that? Poor Pink, with his groupies and guitars. And Roger somehow equates it to the social importance of 'Guernica'.

    Animals was a million times better and I wish they had broken up after that.

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    Perhaps Roger said it best... "Tear down 'The Wall' ."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polska View Post
    But it's 5 1/2 feet when opened and weighs 25 lbs!

    Also, not really fair to compare this to the Crimson boxes. I paid a fraction of this for Thrak and will be getting much more audio content, so "quantity" wise it's still a better deal than $500 (obviously)
    But how much girth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    To be fair Roger has said he "struggles" with reconciling his socialist leanings and the fat stacks of capitalist lucre he makes
    He's building a wall around himself - with this boxed set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSixFan View Post
    Ahh, the irony of that great Rolls Royce proletariat bemoaning selfishness and corporate greed, milking this bloated cow for all it's worth. Absolutely delicious!

    Bob
    Agreed. See below:

    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    To be fair Roger has said he "struggles" with reconciling his socialist leanings and the fat stacks of capitalist lucre he makes
    We should all have such struggles. I wonder if he loses any sleep over this?


    But seriously, I appreciate a differing voice & argument. It keeps me thinking & prevents me from becoming smug in my world-view. But some of these "do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do" guys really need to be rapped about the noggin.
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    Roger Waters, like him or not, is VERY active supporting charities and causes he believes in:

    Charities
    Amnesty International
    Bob Woodruff Foundation
    Crisis
    Hoping Foundation
    Human Rights Watch
    Live 8
    Robin Hood
    Save The Music Foundation

    Causes supported
    Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, Children, Creative Arts, Economic/Business Support, Education, Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty, Refugees, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Veteran/Service Member Support

    I'd like to think that his biggest critics are similarly charitable with what they support. But, I know better.
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    With the amount of money he makes, one would hope, dare I say expect, that's he's a charitable bloke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Roger Waters, like him or not, is VERY active supporting charities and causes he believes in:
    Yes, like wealthy capitalists tend to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Yes, like wealthy capitalists tend to be.


    Of course, the data proves otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post


    Of course, the data proves otherwise.
    A quick Google search will prove otherwise. Besides, most non-capitalists (Occupy Wall St, BLM etc) tend to prefer to be on the receiving end of generosity.

    Let's not hijack the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    Let's not hijack the thread.
    After he adds to the hijacking.

    Tell that to trurl.
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    Hey don't look at me, I didn't reply Letting it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Roger Waters, like him or not, is VERY active supporting charities and causes he believes in:

    Charities
    Amnesty International
    Bob Woodruff Foundation
    Crisis
    Hoping Foundation
    Human Rights Watch
    Live 8
    Robin Hood
    Save The Music Foundation

    Causes supported
    Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, Children, Creative Arts, Economic/Business Support, Education, Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty, Refugees, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Veteran/Service Member Support

    I'd like to think that his biggest critics are similarly charitable with what they support. But, I know better.
    All great causes to be sure, and I applaud him for supporting any charities at all. I do wonder why he wouldn't put some of his contributions toward our ignored global mental health crises, considering he made the majority of his fortune exploring (exploiting?) 'madness', in 70s parlance.

    And no animal charities? He made some bank on them too

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