The Show Must Go On
Label: Pink Floyd Records
Listening to this rich union of artistic endeavor and commercial viability was a rite of passage for suburban teenagers during the '80s. Using themes every teen can relate to (isolation, betrayal, anti-homework-ism), Roger Waters delivered a record, stage show and film that, while of questionable taste, was undeniably what the kids were after in 1979. This three-disc re-issue offers a remastering of the entire album, plus 27 demos recorded as the band was constructing The Wall. Opening demo "Prelude" sounds like something off Obscured by Clouds and is awesome.