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November 20, 2013

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

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Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii" is a 1972 film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy.

It was directed by Adrian Maben and recorded in the month of October with 24 studio-quality tracks without a live audience.

The performances of "Echoes," "A Saucerful of Secrets," and "One of These Days" were filmed from October 4, 1971 to October 7, 1971.

The remaining songs were filmed in a Paris studio, along with additional front projection footage for insertion into the Pompeii performances.

The sequences in Paris were filmed in late 1971/early 1972, and can be distinguished by the absence of Richard Wright's beard.

This version was released in cinemas in September 1972 and is also included on the DVD edition as an extra feature.

In August 1974, another version was released combining the original film with supposed recording sessions of "The Dark Side of the Moon" at Abbey Road Studios.

These sessions were actually staged for the film, as the recording of the album had been completed when these sessions were filmed in January 1973 and the band was mixing the album at the time.

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[via Open Culture]

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I JUST VIEWED 5 minutes of this. Will view later. Thank you once again for finding what I never knew I wanted.

Posted by: steven frisk | Nov 22, 2013 1:37:33 AM

Very interesting venue for a performance. Brings back memories of walking those cobbled roads as a teenager. (At the time, females weren't allowed in a certain room (due to the ancient, naughty drawings on the wall). :-)

Posted by: Lorelei | Nov 21, 2013 8:43:35 PM

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