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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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More Than a Movie! An Explosive Cinema Concert! 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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(original) | (director's cut) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Roger Waters: 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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1974 theatrical version See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Vampire (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Careful with that Axe Eugene
Written by Roger Waters (uncredited), Richard Wright (uncredited), Nick Mason (uncredited) and David Gilmour (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd
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A Must For The True Fans
12 March 2000 | by Phantom MoonheadSee all my reviews

Pink Floyd,recorded live among the ruins of Pompeii. This 90 Minute film contains some superior versions of Floyd classics and also includes footage of the band eating at lunchtime and in the studio recording "Dark Side of The Moon". Some of the earlier tapes don't have the extra Dark Side footage,which was added later to help sales. Besides a few originals,tracks include "Echoes","A Saucerful of Secrets","Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun","Careful With That Axe,Eugene","One of These Days" and also some alternate versions of a few Dark Side classics. Any Floyd fan out there who has not seen this should try to find it. It is interesting to say the least and I enjoy it much more than "The Wall"


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