Back Against the Wall

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Name = Back Against The Wall
Type = tribute
Artist = Billy Sherwood


Released = 2005
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Genre = Progressive rock
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"Back Against The Wall" is an album released in 2005 by Billy Sherwood in collaboration with a number of progressive rock artists as a tribute to Pink Floyd's album "The Wall". A sequel, also organised by Sherwood, was released the next year: "Return to the Dark Side of the Moon" was a tribute to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon".

Participants

* Ian Anderson: vocals, flute (of Jethro Tull)
* Adrian Belew: guitar, vocals (King Crimson)
* Jordan Berliant: guitar
* Greg Bissonette: drums (Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani)
* Vinnie Colaiuta: drums (Frank Zappa)
* Geoff Downes: keyboards (Yes, Asia)
* Aynsley Dunbar: drums (Frank Zappa, Lou Reed, Jefferson Starship, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, UFO, Journey)
* Elliot Easton: guitar (The Cars)
* Keith Emerson: keyboards (ELP)
* Larry Fast: keyboards (Peter Gabriel)
* Tony Franklin: bass (The Firm, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Roy Harper)
* John Giblin: bass (Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, David Sylvian, Kate Bush)
* Gary Green: guitar (Gentle Giant)
* David Glen Eisley: vocals (Giuffria) ... Eisley's name is misspelled in the CDs credits
* Steve Howe: guitar (Yes, Asia)
* Glenn Hughes: vocals (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Hughes/Thrall, Black Sabbath)
* Tony Kaye: keyboards (Yes)
* Bob Kulick: guitar (Kiss, Lou Reed)
* Robby Krieger: guitar (The Doors)
* Jim Ladd: spoken word (a real-life disc jockey who played Jim the DJ on "The Wall", songwriter Roger Waters's solo album "Radio K.A.O.S.", and in the concerts promoting that album)
* Tony Levin: bass (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Liquid Tension Experiment)
* Alex Ligertwood: vocals (Average White Band, Santana)
* Steve Lukather: vocals, guitar (Toto)
* Malcolm McDowell: vocals (actor)
* Ronnie Montrose: guitar
* Steve Morse: guitar (Deep Purple)
* Del Palmer: bass (Kate Bush)
* Mike Porcaro: bass (Toto)
* Steve Porcaro: keyboards (Toto)
* Jason Scheff: vocals, bass (Chicago) ... Scheff's name is misspelled in the CDs credits
* Jay Schellen: drums, vocals (Asia)
* Tommy Shaw: vocals, guitar (Styx)
* Billy Sherwood: vocals, keyboards, guitar (Yes)
* Michael Sherwood: vocals
* Chris Squire: bass, vocals (Yes)
* Rick Wakeman: keyboards (Yes)
* Fee Waybill: vocals (The Tubes)
* John Wetton: bass, vocals (Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, Wishbone Ash, Asia)
* Alan White: drums (Yes)
* Dweezil Zappa: guitar

Track listing

Disc one

#"In The Flesh? (3:19)" (feat. Adrian Belew, Alan White, Keith Emerson, Gary Green, John Giblin, Billy Sherwood & Michael Sherwood)
#"The Thin Ice (2:29)" (feat. Ian Anderson, Tony Levin, Gary Green, Jay Schellen & Billy Sherwood)
#"Another Brick in the Wall Part I (3:14)" (feat. Steve Morse & Billy Sherwood)
#"The Happiest Days of Our Lives (4:02)" (feat. Billy Sherwood & Vinnie Colaiuta)
#"Another Brick in the Wall Part II (5:58)" (feat. Fee Waybill, Ronnie Montrose, Mike Porcaro, Alex Ligertwood, David Glen Eisley, Greg Bissonette & The Milikan Musical Theatre Children's Choir)
#"Mother (2:44)" (feat. John Wetton, Adrian Belew, Alan White & Billy Sherwood)
#"Goodbye Blue Sky (1:43)" (feat. Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood & Del Palmer)
#"Empty Spaces (2:08)" (feat. Billy Sherwood & Robby Krieger)
#"Young Lust (4:18)" (feat. Glenn Hughes, Elliot Easton, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Bob Kulick & Billy Sherwood)
#"One of My Turns (3:35)" (feat. Tommy Shaw, Larry Fast, Jay Schellen & John Giblin)
#"Don't Leave Me Now (4:08)" (feat. Robby Krieger & Tommy Shaw, Jay Schellen, Billy Sherwood & Geoff Downes)
#"Another Brick in the Wall Part III (1:39)" (feat. Steve Lukather, Tony Levin, Jay Schellen & Steve Porcaro)
#"Goodbye Cruel World (1:00)" (feat. Billy Sherwood & Tony Levin)

Disc two

#"Hey You (4:43)" (feat. John Wetton, Steve Lukather, Tommy Shaw & Alan White)
#"Is There Anybody Out There? (2:39)" (feat. Adrian Belew, Billy Sherwood, Ian Anderson & Michael Sherwood)
#"Nobody Home (3:11)" (feat. Rick Wakeman & Billy Sherwood)
#"Vera (1:22)" (feat. Tommy Shaw, Steve Howe & Billy Sherwood)
#"Bring the Boys Back Home (1:04)" (feat. Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Michael Sherwood)
#"Comfortably Numb (6:51)" (feat. Chris Squire, Alan White, Billy Sherwood & Jordan Berliant)
#"The Show Must Go On (1:39)" (feat. Adrian Belew, Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Sherwood & Michael Sherwood)
#"In The Flesh (4:19)" (feat. Billy Sherwood, Keith Emerson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Green, John Giblin & Michael Sherwood)
#"Run Like Hell (5:09)" (feat. Jason Scheff, Dweezil Zappa, Tony Kaye, Aynsley Dunbar, Bob Kulick & Billy Sherwood)
#"Waiting for the Worms (3:59)" (feat. Billy Sherwood, Tony Levin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Green, Keith Emerson, Jim Ladd & Michael Sherwood)
#"Stop (0:33)" (feat. Billy Sherwood)
#"The Trial (5:19)" (feat. Malcolm McDowell & Billy Sherwood)
#"Outside the Wall (1:46)" (feat. Billy Sherwood, Jim Ladd, Michael Sherwood & Jay Schellen)
#"Isn't This Where We Came In?" (feat. Billy Sherwood)


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