2005 Various – Back Against The Wall

Back Against the Wall is an album released in 2005 by Billy Sherwood in collaboration with a number of (mostly) 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 The Dark Side of the Moon.

 

Tracks

1  In The Flesh? 03:19
2  The Thin Ice 02:29
3  Another Brick In The Wall Part I 03:14
4  The Happiest Days Of Our Lives 04:02
5  Another Brick In The Wall Part II 05:58
6  Mother 02:44
7  Goodbye Blue Sky 01:43
8  Empty Spaces 02:08
9  Young Lust 04:18
10  One Of My Turns 03:35
11  Don’t Leave Me Now 04:08
12  Another Brick In The Wall Part III 01:39
13  Goodbye Cruel World 01:00
14  Hey You 04:43
15  Is There Anybody Out There? 02:39
16  Nobody Home 03:11
17  Vera 01:22
18  Bring The Boys Back Home 01:04
19  Comfortably Numb 06:51
20  The Show Must Go On 01:39
21  In The Flesh 04:19
22  Run Like Hell 05:09
23  Waiting For The Worms 03:59
24  Stop 00:33
25  The Trial 05:19
26  Outside The Wall 01:46

Media

Musicians

1 In The Flesh?

Bass John Giblin
Drums Alan White
Guitar Gary Green
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Organ Keith Emerson
Vocals Adrian Belew
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


2 The Thin Ice

Bass Tony Levin
Drums Jay Schellen
Guitar Gary Green
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Flute Ian Anderson
Vocals Ian Anderson
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood


3 Another Brick In The Wall Part I

Bass Billy Sherwood
Guitar Steve Morse
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood


4 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives

Bass Billy Sherwood
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood


5 Another Brick In The Wall Part II

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Gregg Bissonette
Guitar Ronnie Montrose
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Fee Waybill
Background Vocals Alex Ligertwood
Background Vocals David Glenn Eisley


6 Mother

Bass John Wetton
Drums Alan White
Guitar Adrian Belew
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Acoustic Guitar Billy Sherwood
Vocals John Wetton


7 Goodbye Blue Sky

Bass Del Palmer
Acoustic Guitar Steve Howe
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood

 

8 Empty Spaces

Bass Billy Sherwood
Guitar Robby Krieger
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood


9 Young Lust

Bass Tony Franklin
Drums Aynsley Dunbar
Guitar Elliot Easton
Guitar Bob Kulick
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Glenn Hughes


10 One Of My Turns

Bass John Giblin
Drums Jay Schellen
Guitar Tommy Shaw
Keyboards Larry Fast
Vocals Tommy Shaw


11 Don’t Leave Me Now

Bass Billy Sherwood
Drums Jay Schellen
Guitar Robby Krieger
Keyboards Geoff Downes
Vocals Tommy Shaw


12 Another Brick In The Wall Part III

Bass Tony Levin
Drums Jay Schellen
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Vocals Steve Lukather


13 Goodbye Cruel World

Bass Tony Levin
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood

 

14 Hey You

Bass John Wetton
Drums Alan White
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Gary Green
Acoustic Guitar Tommy Shaw
Keyboards Geoff Downes
Vocals John Wetton
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood


15 Is There Anybody Out There?

Bass Billy Sherwood
Acoustic Guitar Adrian Belew
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Flute Ian Anderson
Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


16 Nobody Home

Background Vocals Billy Sherwood
Piano Rick Wakeman
Vocals Billy Sherwood


17 Vera

Bass Billy Sherwood
Acoustic Guitar Steve Howe
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Tommy Shaw


18 Bring The Boys Back Home

Drums Jay Schellen
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood
Percussion Jay Schellen
Background Vocals Jay Schellen
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


19 Comfortably Numb

Bass Chris Squire
Drums Alan White
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Acoustic Guitar Jordan Berliant
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood
Vocals Chris Squire


20 The Show Must Go On

Bass Billy Sherwood
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Adrian Belew
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


21 In The Flesh

Bass John Giblin
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Gary Green
Keyboards Keith Emerson
Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


22 Run Like Hell

Bass Jason Scheff
Drums Aynsley Dunbar
Guitar Dweezil Zappa
Guitar Bob Kulick
Keyboards Tony Kaye
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Jason Scheff

 

23 Waiting For The Worms

Bass Tony Levin
Chapman Stick Tony Levin
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Gary Green
Guitar Billy Sherwood
Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Organ Keith Emerson
Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood


24 Stop

Piano Billy Sherwood
Vocals Billy Sherwood


25 The Trial

Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Vocals Malcolm McDowell
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood


26 Outside The Wall

Keyboards Billy Sherwood
Voice Jim Ladd
Background Vocals Jay Schellen
Background Vocals Billy Sherwood
Background Vocals Michael Sherwood

Liner Notes

Producer – Billy Sherwood, Bob Kulick
Engineer – Ken Latchney, Rob Aubrey, Erik Jordan, Greg Epps
Mastered By – Kris Solem
Mixed By – Billy Sherwood
Recorded By – Billy Sherwood
Technician – Mark Fergesen, Rick Luxumberg

Art Direction – Giovanni Rodriguez

Published By – Pink Floyd Music Ltd.