With Tony Levin, Ian Anderson, Fee Waybill, Ronnie Montrose, Dweezil Zappa, and many, many more high-profile musicians involved, it's surprising that Pink Floyd's The Wall Revisited is nearly as purposeless as so many other faceless tributes. Maybe the desire was to make the Floyd's most ambitious album more "kick ass." If that's the case, Revisited succeeds somewhat, although it never really lets loose enough to take a personality of its own. Breaking free from the original album, Glenn Hughes puts the hard blues to "Young Lust" and John Wetton delivers a sincere "Mother" with Adrian Belew at his side, but these inspired moments are rare with many of the other performances sticking way too close to the originals, right down to sound effects and voices in the distance. Most frustrating is the ridiculous layout of the liner notes, which requires lots of page flipping just to figure out which guitarist is shredding on what. Billy Sherwood is the master of ceremonies, so Yes fans will probably enjoy this more than the average Floyd nut.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries