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Echoes: Pink Floyd (1972)
"Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" (original title)

G  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  25 October 1972 (France)
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

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David Gilmour ...
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Mademoiselle nobbs (Seamus, but with Rick's dog on vocals). "Careful" and "Set the controls" are shot at night with minimal lighting, setting a beautiful mood. And the live Saucerful just has to be seen, with Waters jumping around in the sunlight banging the huge gong. The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as hilarious interviews with the band (don't miss Waters raving about the great economical collapse, and Nick whining about the crust on the pie). Written by Nils Erichson <isglass@cyberspace.org>

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Only the songs "Echoes pt. 1 and 2", "A Saucerful of Secrets" and "One of These Days" were actually filmed in Pompeii. The songs "Careful With That Axe Eugene", "Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun", and "Mademoiselle Nobs" were actually filmed in a studio in Paris, where extra shooting took place for the blue-screen shots in the Pompeii performances. This explains the extra lighting rig and disappearance of Richard Wright's beard in the Paris-shot songs. See more »

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In both parts of the song "Echoes", Nick Mason's sunglasses disappear and reappear a couple of times, indicating that the performance in Pompeii was filmed in sections rather than just one take. Or that there were two takes of the song and footage was used from both. See more »

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Roger Waters: Don't tell me it's because they can't scrape the bread together to buy an amplifier. Oh, rubbish.
David Gilmour: Rubbish. We only started with about ten bob's worth of gear.
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A must have DVD.
30 January 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

If you're a Floyd fan, then you know that the best way to experience their music is with both audio and visual. That's why this new dvd, `Live in Pompeii' is a must have. If you already own and love the video version like I do, you'll be blown away by the dvd. It has both the original version (in pan scan, minus the interviews) and a new director's cut (widescreen, with added interviews) as well. The visuals in this video are just amazing. The ancient amphitheater among the ruins of Old Pompeii is awesome and a great place for the band to play. There is a great mosaic shot of Nick Mason that is pretty trippy. The director's cut has footage from the band's recording of Dark Side, and some great interviews with the guys. This is definitely a must have for anyone's Floyd collection.


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