Like McCartney without Lennon, Waters without Gilmour suffers the same fate and this album is no exception. The Wall:Live in Berlin, while a carnival of 80's rockers and political drama, more than anything else makes us long for the magical synergy of Roger Waters and David Gilmour. What we are left with on this album (as well as the two post-Waters Floyd albums) is a hapless failure that results when one of these two brilliant musicians and songwriters is missing from the equation.
There are brilliant moments on this set. Brian Adams is thrilling on Young Lust and Joni Mitchell is quite good on Goodbye Blue Sky. Paul Carrack gets a pass on Hey You, but his vocals are uninspiring… Read more