The film equipment came from Italian studio Cinecittà, to save money on shipping it from Paris. If you are set in your ways and only want to hear a reproduction of the original recordings, stay away. Maben was particularly happy about this footage, feeling it captured the spontaneous humour of the band. Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii September 1972 Original Film. It's still incredible and we're lucky to have it. It's certainly interesting and worthwhile in its own way, but the footage of the band playing Echoes simply to the ancient stadium itself is so positively memorable it's frankly hard to describe. Live At Pompeii marks closure for the European Floyd, before America tried to drag them to its breast.
I went fishing with Roger on the River Teme near the Welsh border and asked him if it might be possible to film them recording their next album. It does feature the original cut of the film like on the first disc. One of Maben's contacts at the , 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. A version of the film was released in 2002. The version I spoke of runs aprox.
When it arrived, it was discovered there was insufficient power to drive the equipment correctly. In the end, only three numbers — Echoes, One Of These Days and A Saucerful Of Secrets — were recorded at the amphitheatre. The later director's cut version of Echoes Part 1 works hard to incorporate all of time itself, cutting from animations of planetary motions as viewed from our space probes to ancient structures of stone and brick and perfectly carved stone figures and faces. While both the director and the band were disappointed with this footage, due to a lack of time and money, there was no alternative left but to use it. I even forgot to look at my stopwatch when I was timing the shots. They told me that as teenagers they had skipped school and gate-crashed the amphitheater to watch the Pink Floyd concert. Again, Maben, an extremely methodical individual, was not going to let red tape stand in his way.
The original concert only film was 60 min. I was not aware of new scenes added for first home video issue. Maben had booked six days for the shoot. This is not simply footage of a band playing music. Subsequently, Maben was invited with a small crew using a single 35 mm camera to to film supposed recording sessions of , as well as interviews conducted off-camera by Maben, and footage of the band eating and talking at the studio cafeteria. Carputi went to Haroun Tazieff, the Soprintendenza in charge of the site. Roger replied that he would think about it and ask the other members of the band.
O'Rourke delivered a demo to Maben in order for him to prepare for the various shots required, which he finally managed to do the night before filming started. Maben's cut goes to great lengths to lend the film a more contemporary feel, but it's the earlier version that makes this disc such a gem, being more focused on the music and more wholistic in vision. Their roadie, Peter Watts, suggested that the 8-track recorder would produce a sound comparable to a studio recording. Also, I couldn't believe that someone could dislike the crust on apple pie. The Commercial Areas of the Emporiums are wide open - you can post as many threads as you would like there. The film was to be shown on November 25, 1972 in London.
The main stipulation from the group was that they would not record to playback — it had to be live — and they needed to make the film to full studio quality. Echoes Part 1 in particular, including how the stadium gets incorporated into the video in the second half of that in the original footage, not the later space-based version it just sends chills up the spine. But there was still footage needed, so time was allotted from December 13 to complete the film at the Studios de Boulogne near Paris. In 1971, I was convinced that we were alone. Live At Pompeii was not their idea of fun at all.
During a visit to Pompeii, he lost his passport, and went back to the amphitheatre he had visited earlier in the day in order to find it. To this day it's still one of my all time favourite musical performances of any artist ever. Are there a few nitpicks? There are also some stills from Chit Chat with Oysters, a recently rediscovered December 1971 16mm Maben film of the Floyd doing overdubs for the soundtrack at the Europasonar studio in Paris. Though historically shy and retiring, this time he appears much more relaxed onstage, smiling often. The Live at Pompeii movie is not a universal favorite among rock and film critics, some of whom find it and the cutaways to brief interviews and scenes of the band in the recording studio on the pompous side. Also, some of the displays — such as some of the ones showing scenes from the Live at Pompeii movie or playing Pink Floyd recordings — will be familiar to serious Floyd fans. The main footage in and around the amphitheatre was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment, including a mobile 8-track recorder from Paris before being bumped up to 16-track in post-production.
The movie highlights at least one defining performance from each of the members. The original hour-long cut of Live At Pompeii was premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1972. Yes, thats right, next to none. We are focused on member experience here on the page and the goal here makes it easier for vendors to participate without all the barriers and confusion while at the same time allowing members to easily seek out or ignore threads that are promotional in nature. It also includes the original one-hour cut as a bonus feature. Regarding seeing the movie, I remember that it was the first time I realised that the one line of lyrics Nick said was 'One of these days. They would follow it up with music for Zabriskie Point and finally a French film More with music from the latter two films being adapted for their live appearances.
If you are interested in David Gilmour and his solo work and with Pink Floyd, this package could serve as a great historical gateway to both the new and old material. You saw the 80 minute version which was released in 1974. However, this is what happened in october 1971 and the result is astonishing. I don't think that version has ever been available digitally. 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 Ricks dog on vocals. The long and daring zoom in Echoes part 1 has been cut in pieces.
Title Writer s Length 1. It documents his to promote his album, 2015. It is this version that I used for my comparisons. It was something that had to stand on its own: the Floyd and the emptiness of the theatre. Aside from the actual concert footage, the interview clips with the band are priceless, since it shatters the impression they impose on non-fans that they're brooding, pretentious rock stars.