'The last few thousand of the quarter million toiling out of the Postdamer Platz, Berlin, 200 minutes after the end of 'The Wall' were transfixed to hear the whole extravaganza starting up again behind them.
Because of substantial technical hitches which afflicted the early part of the performance - including an expanse of dead silence at one point - and the requirements of a live album due for genuine "rush" release within weeks, Roger Waters and the producers had decided they should og straight back out and fill in the blanks.
A few days later, with a candour unusual, veering towards the unique, in the history of the live album, Waters headed scepitcs off at the pass by revealing the exact extent of the "retouching" involved.
The unnofficial after-midnight performance provided The Thin Ice (with Ute Lemper).
Another Brick in the Wall part I and The Band's parts on Mother (Sinead O'Conners vocal, interrupted on the night, was taken from the dress rehearsal).
Bryan Adams went into the studio to debug his version of Young Lust, Cyndi Lauper did likewise for Another Brick part II, and they both added some extracurricular work on The Tide is Turning, the entire cast encore.
All the proceeds from the record are, of course, going to Leonard Cheshire's International Fund For Disaster Relief.'