I have the greatest dad. When it was my nameday (we have those in Finland), he bought me the studioalbum-version of 'The Wall' as a present. Loved it to bits.
I also have the greatest mum and grandma. Together with my dad they provided this version to me, also. (I pitched in a little, too.) Love this to bits.
This deluxe-version is the definitve one from the live choices, as the hardcovered book is a wonderful read filled with great stories, nice pictures and scetches.
My only gripe is the storage of the CDs, as they are in the books covers and are in danger to move and slide out in their own time if kept there. Instantly I moved the discs in standard jewel cases, so minor gripe, minor problem, solved.
I suggest that you do the same with your copy for full protection.
The sound is crystal clear and crisp. The additional songs (not found on the studioalbum) were to me the main reason to want this. But the enrgy put in all of the performances is just as good one. Great! :o)
If you want only one version of Pink Floyd's masterpiece 'The Wall', make sure it's the live/deluxe one. You won't be sorry, I assure you.
Listen at night with dim lights and an sharp mind.
Now, if only there was a DVD too, I'd love to SEE 'The Wall' performed live too. I wasn't even born when they toured back in the '80s, but according to the LIVE 8 -performance it was surely wonderful.
Roger, David, are you listening? Please give us the DVD (or if you haven't got the material, do a new tour and film that one!), that would be perfection and purely heavenly!