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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 ... Himself (guitar, vocals) (as Pink Floyd)
Nick Mason ... Himself (drums) (as Pink Floyd)
Roger Waters ... 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 interviews with the band. Written by Nils Erichson <isglass@cyberspace.org>

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An Overwhelming Full Volume Pink Floyd Color Experience! See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(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

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: 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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Alternate Versions

The new DVD also contains the 'original version' of the film that is in full-frame and only features the music. However, the original version's credits were in French in the same font style as the song titles, which, depending on your opinion, makes the credits seem somewhat polished and tacky. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Echoes Part 2
Written by Roger Waters (uncredited), Richard Wright (uncredited), Nick Mason (uncredited) and David Gilmour (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd
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Fantastic!
28 May 2002 | by tau_ceti_See all my reviews

I absolutely love the Pink Floyd, but have been let down by Floyd-related things in the past, so I was quite wary of this movie. It managed to win me over, however, and now it's one of my favourites.

It was absolutely hysterical to see Mason go absolutely wild and smash his drums so hard that one of his sticks was flung off into the distance. It was amazing, how fast he managed to recover with a spare. Makes you wonder if he has some sort of quick release drum stick gadget hidden somewhere in his pants.

All in all, a fantastic piece. I highly recommend it!


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