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Pink Floyd: Live 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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Gilmour ... Self (guitar, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
Nick Mason ... Self (drums) (as Pink Floyd)
Roger Waters ... Self (bass, vocals, percussion) (as Pink Floyd)
Richard Wright ... Self (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 interviews with the band. Written by Nils Erichson <isglass@cyberspace.org>

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More Than a Movie! An Explosive Cinema Concert! See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Belgium | West Germany | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii See more »

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(original) | (director's cut) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo | Dolby Digital (Remix for video release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The recording session in Abbey Road seen in the film was staged especially for it; in fact, recording on "Dark Side of the Moon" had already been completed by that time. 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'll have eggs, sausage, chips and beans, and a tea.
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Alternate Versions

2003 Director's Cut See more »


Soundtracks

On the Run
Written by Roger Waters (uncredited) and David Gilmour (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd
Additional song on 80-minute alternate version
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All rock music lovers MUST see this film.
15 August 2005 | by jenrpeepSee all my reviews

This film is nothing short of "must see" documentary history. I'll never be able to fully express how moving it is to see the young men of Pink Floyd during uninhibited moments of creativity, eating and chatting together, rehearsing, having philosophical discussions about the fate of rock-n-roll music and the shaking off of their drug-oriented image, and even arguing now and then.

Beyond how intriguing the band and it's members are, the film itself is so well directed and beautifully shot. The sound is excellent. Incredibly artistic film montages add to, rather than detract from the music. I have never seen a better portrayal of live music. The sheer musicianship of these men is mind boggling. Each is highlighted at different points in the film and it is clear that they have immense skill and talent.

Pink Floyd was so ahead of its time and will never seem out of style. And this film, although shot in 1972, is as fresh as a daisy. There are some incomparable moments, making this truly the best rock documentary I have ever seen. David Gilmour looks very handsome, by the way, and will always be my favorite guitar god. **swoon**


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