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

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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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Complete credited cast:
David Gilmour ...
Himself (guitar, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
Nick Mason ...
Himself (drums) (as Pink Floyd)
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Himself (bass, vocals, percussion) (as Pink Floyd)
Richard Wright ...
Himself (keyboards, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
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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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During the performance of "One of These Days" Nick Mason loses a drumstick and gets a new one without skipping a beat. 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: I'd like some pie and not the crust!
Roger Waters: I... I don't care what bit I get.
Nick Mason: One without crust!
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Careful with that Axe Eugene
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Worth the price of admission...
26 July 2002 | by (Akron, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie gets better each time I watch it. The performances are pretty good. The "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" cut is fantastic, with the lights being raised up to the climax and then dimming back out. Very effective. Even the interviews, which don't make the band look particularly well, are entertaining. They need to release this on DVD already, don't you think? I bought a VCD version of it, but the video quality is horrible. DVD please!!!


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