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Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

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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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 interviews with the band. Written by Nils Erichson <isglass@cyberspace.org>

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During "One of These Days" the film is primarily of Nick Mason's manic drumming. Much more was filmed of the rest of the band, particularly David Gilmour's slide guitar, but all except the tapes of Mason were lost. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nick Mason: We mark a sort of era. We're in danger of becoming a relic of the past. And for some people we represent their childhood of 1967.
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Soundtracks

Echoes Part 1
Written by Roger Waters (uncredited), Richard Wright (uncredited), Nick Mason (uncredited) and David Gilmour (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd
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Pompeii is the greatest
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching this DVD of Pompeii over and over and I just can't seem to get enough of it. I happen to really enjoy the interviews with the band members as I find them to be quite amusing! They have left my friends and I with many memorable quotes to use. The music on the Pompeii disc is unbelievably incredible and it only makes me appreciate the Floyd that much more. This DVD is the best ever. I do believe however that only a true Floyd fan can truly appreciate this movie, including the interviews. The shot of Dave with his headphones on coming out from behind the shadows to look at the cameraman just sends me over the edge every time I watch it. It makes me feel as if he is just looking at me, and it makes me melt every time. Nick to me seems a tad pompous at times but I understand he is from the upper crust of society. Rick seems a bit mousy at times, but his playing outdoes any of that. Roger of course is genius and Dave is unrivaled in his playing (and his looks!!)


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