Get an early UK pressing with no writing on the spine or any where on the cover if you can. I bought my copy of the Wall here on audiogon from a UK CAD engineer from B&W Sperkers about 6 years ago. I have 5 copies but only one UK pressing. They all sound good but the UK one is beyond "Awesome!"
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Doug Sax was amazing. He was one of the first to create an independent mastering business. He was the go to for countless producers and artists. An amazing ear and abilty to fine tune based on what he heard. More grammys than anyone else.
Sadly he passed a way in 2015. His talent will be forever lost like tears in the rain, however, he left us a legacy of fine recordings that brings joy to each and every day.
His brother built most of the tube gear he used. As far as out of the box commercial products go he liked the Benchmark DAC and ATC speakers but he was an incorrigible tweaker at heart and his original 1967 setup included Tannoys with his own crossover design which he sold to other engineers like Al Schmitt.
I have an early UK edition double cd, unsure of date right now tbh.
I also remember vividly, seeing them perform it live in Earls Court, London back in 1980/81, not sure exactly which, memory not that good!
Pretty sure they cut some live recordings of these shows? Released in 2000 or so. Not heard them so unsure what quality they might be.