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Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii: The Director's Cut

Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii: The Director's Cut

Wed 6 Mar

20:00

This iconic cinematic experience from celebrated filmmaker Adrian Maben captures Pink Floyd playing live in a deserted ampitheatre in Pompeii. Several tracks from 'Meddle' as well as earlier LPs are included. This director's cut of the film also includes interviews and clips of the band working at Abbey Road studios on what would become their landmark 'Dark Side Of The Moon' release.


During a visit to Pompeii, director Maben lost his passport, and went back to the amphitheatre he had visited earlier in the day in order to find it. Walking around the deserted ruins, he thought the silence and natural ambient sounds present would make a good backdrop for music. He also felt that filming a band without an audience would be a good reaction to earlier films such as Woodstock and Gimme Shelter, where the films paid equal attention to performers and spectators. One of Maben's contacts at the University of Naples, Professor Carputi who was a Pink Floyd fan, managed to persuade the local authorities to close the amphitheatre for six days that October for filming. Access was secured after payment of a "fairly steep" entrance fee...

And the rest is music history.


Pink Floyd are...

Roger Waters: bass guitar, rhythm guitar on "Mademoiselle Nobs", gong, cymbals, screams and spoken words on "Careful with That Axe, Eugene", lead vocals on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", additional piano on "Echoes"

David Gilmour: lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica on "Mademoiselle Nobs", lead vocals on "Echoes", vocals on "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" and "A Saucerful of Secrets", additional vocals on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"

Richard Wright: Hammond organ, Farfisa organ, grand piano, lead vocals on "Echoes", VCS 3 on "Pompeii" (intro)

Nick Mason: drums, percussion, vocal phrase on "One of These Days"