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, ...
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Longer than a music video, shorter than a feature film, this is essentially a short film version of Pink Floyd's album "The Final Cut". As such, the visual material is much the same as a ... See full summary »
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour performs live at the Royal Albert Hall on May 29, 30 and 31st, 2006 in London, England, showcasing material from his 2006 solo album On an Island, and his Pink Floyd repertoire.
Former lead guitarist and singer of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour returns decades later after previously performing there with Pink Floyd. David Gilmour returned for two concerts in the ancient... See full summary »
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
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When pink floyd is having breakfast Guilmour asks for a glass of milk but wright en up having it. See more »
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 »
It's like, you give a man a Les Paul guitar and he becomes Eric Clapton, and of course that's not true. And if you give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer, he doesn't become, you know, whoever; he doesn't become us.
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The DVD contains a new directors cut which includes most of the original footage as well as planetary images, CGI reconstructions of Pompeii, and footage/interviews from the 'Meddle' recording sessions as well as the 'Dark Side of the Moon' recording sessions. This version is also in "cropped widescreen" (the previously available footage simply has black bars at the top and bottom to simulate the widescreen effect). See more »
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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