pink floyd live in pompeii dvd



hey all....i just got the new pink floyd live in pompeii dvd and it completely lives up to all my expectations! the scenary around pompeii is gorgeous and there are so many behind the scenes footage included in this directors cut that you actually feel like a member of the band, no joke, not to mention a scene where they are working on dark side in the studio! bonus! any floyd fan has to check it out, and even if youre not a floyd fan, still check it out, i'll lay you 10 to 1 after you watch this there will be a totally revived respect for floyd. take the time to discover....
Yep, I've got it, and it really is brilliant - some friends got it for me for Christmas. It's one of those productions that keeps you riveted, and being Pink Floyd, that counts double.

I'm on record in expressing my admiration for them. They constantly blow me away, and "in pompeii" is no exception. It's just simply wonderful, even awesome. Those old songs *still* do the business.


Oddly timeless! Massively influential!

I spent six years trying to belch "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" in one go!
I got really close in late May '94!!!!!

Hmm, I'm with you on this DH. I love Floyd and they done some wicked stuff over the years.

In fact I've just loaned out my copy of the Floyd documentary and Live and Earl's Court that was shown on BBC just after they finised their Divison Bell tour. Gonna see about transfering it onto DVD so it don't get worn out :lol:
</div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (CarbonumJist @ Jan 27 2004, 08:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I spent six years trying to belch "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" in one go!
I got really close in late May '94!!!!!

Arse! [/quote:e04fe2e26e]

Praise the Lord for CarbonumJist!!

Me also huge Floyd fan. I'm certain they will prove to be one of the most enduring musical entities of our age. Bach for the late 20th century, compared to the Beatles' Mozart.

Everything up to, and [mostly] including The Wall, is virtually flawless, although anything after Roger Waters left sounds like fat, comfy, middle-class cack to these ears.

So many fine moments. From Interstellar Overdrive and Astronomy Domine to Echoes and DSOM and One Of These Days and Shine On You Crazy Diamond, through Sheep and Another Brick.... right up to Comfortably Numb. And possibly even "Run Like Hell".

And the score or so of classic tunes that I couldn't be arsed to list.

More sharply psychedelic moments on one album than most artists manage over an entire career. Gilmour and Waters a superbly skewed reflection of one another, Richard Wright holding it all together and TOTALLY underestimated in the scheme of things, and Nick Mason preventing it turning into macho cock-rock by being one of the most effete drummers ever to go "boomf splat".

And - Dave Gilmour recently gave £5 million to Shelter.

Recently went to see Roger Waters live at Wembley Arena with Simon.

Now - I know what you're thinking - I was too, but he had the good grace to play 99% Floyd classics, and warned us all to go outside for a spliff when he played 15 minutes of his solo schtick. It was hugely enjoyable.

Nick Mason joined him onstage for "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun". It was sublime. I think we now know who ate all the pies. :unsure:

I could babble on about the genius of Pink Floyd all day.

But I won't.

Did anybody mention Kraftwerk?

Yeah, I've had it on VHS for years, it's wickid.
( Eaaaaaaasy there Eugene... )

Floyd are the best.

My favorite is the pulse video, used to watch it almost daily, and was always a must for post rave lounge-core....

When I was about 18/19, I had went mad while watching the wall. Not in a good way either, not even while high, and I remember the exact note, at which it happend.

I've watched all these hundreds of times each, got a little obsessed I guess !, still watch 'em now tho :Wink3:

You might expect then, that seeing Roger Waters play at Glasto could potentially be a religious experience for me - he did not dissapoint !!

(Big up The Floyd)
I reckon we should change this thread into "How Pink Floyd changed my life"...

For me it was "Relics". I was 16 (1970/71), had f'all money, at College, and someone said I might like it, and it was cheap - summat like 99p :Smile3:.

I got it home, stuck it on the rekkid player, and almost from the 1st note I was hooked. It wasn't just that - it had the capacity to disturb me in a way I can still hardly describe. Suddenly I was transported to an inner world. It was something I'd normally associate with 'rug use, without the 'rugs. Talk about altered perceptions. I didn't know what had hit me. It was beautiful, weird, strange, disturbing, raunchy (just listen to Biding my Time), etherial, rocky, not rocky.

It was a rollercoaster for my mind....

And yeah, I did the usual cheesy thing. I started writing the lyrics down. Remember a Day. Forgive me as I repeat them here :-

Remember a day before today
A day when you were young.
Free to play alone with time
Evening never came.
Sing a song that can't be sung
Without the morning's kiss
Queen - you shall be it if you wish
Look for your king
Why can't we play today
Why can't we stay that way

Climb your favorite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother's gun
Dream yourself away
Why can't we reach the sun
Why can't we blow the years away
Blow away
Blow away

F*ck me or what!!!!!!!!

Just think of the songs on that album :-

Arnold Layne
See Emily Play
Remember A Day
Paint Box
Julia Dream
Cirrus Minor
The Nile Song
Biding My Time

For me, brought up in the old protestant style and sheltered in the extreme, it was totally life changing. It sewed the seeds for who I am today by challenging my perception of the world. I thought and questioned so much of what I'd known, so much of what had gone before.

I remain deeply grateful to them all, and always I remember the sacrifice Sid Barrett made - even if he didn't realise it at the time.

These guys re-wrote the rulebook. They were that rarest of things - original. They were unique then, and remain so today. No one else comes close, and I guess no one ever will.

Without doubt, my life's so much richer - directly because of them. Thank you so very, very much....


</div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ott^ @ Mar 2 2004, 04:31 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> Did anybody mention Kraftwerk?
So who's going to see them at Brixton Academy in er..15 days time???
Me. I am. Me. Seen em before, going to see em again. Whoppeeeeee
Finally picked this one up today, and me and a mate went to his house and watched through to "Set the controls..." and we both agreed that it's a brilliant disk... Everyone should own this gem of musical history... :Smile3:
Ooooh, just checked out amazon and they have 2 versions:

pink floyd live in pompeii


pink floyd live in pompeii (the director's cut) :o Only snag that one's region 1 and I can't remember if my player is multiregion or not :no: Gonna have to check out tonight if it is and hopefully get this one :Grin:

Can you believe someone's review of this video/dvd...

"I was looking foward when i got this video as it said 'Pink Floyd live in Pomeii.I was expecting a brilliant live concert in the ruins of Pompeii but to my bitter dissapointment.It turned out to be a jam in the ruins with no audience just the band jamming in Pompeii."


I mean, surely the genius behind this is that the Floyd went to all the effort of being allowed to set up and play there and then didn't have an audience. I reckon this wasn't about putting on a concert per say, but an explorartion and experiment into sound, music and the art they have been producing!!

I think this closing comment by a reviewer must be closer the mark:

"Before I purchased the video I heard it was THE legend of Pink Floydian video, and after viewing it for the first time, I can wholy agree."
Pink Floyd...
Wow, they are really important to me. I remember very clearly, as a child, I heard dad playing his Pink Floyd records down in the basement.
Then when I was around 14, I asked him to introduce me to them. So he played Dark Side of the Moon. That was an amazing experience.
Soon I bought DSOTM, and then WYWH, The Wall, Meddle and so on.
They became pretty much the soundtrack of my personal development in my middle-teens.
Thank you Pink Floyd...
Would also recommend the 'The Pink Floyd And Syd Barrett Story' DVD :Wink3: This was the Omnibus program shown on BBC a few years back. :Smile3:
Frogacult, who are massive Floyd fans, sampled Roger Waters from the Pompeii DVD in one of their tunes. Hes wattling on about instrument experimentation. Hes not stoned you know!!....

All Seasons - Something for Sundays. Quality tune, great album. You can hear the Floyd influence.
Got a copy of this in very good nick if any one wants to buy!!!!!!!!!! Sell it for a fiver and can send it for no charge.. work for royal mail... off to india tomorow, but if you pm us, we can sort it when i get back in three weeks... Did advertise in the classified thread a few months back but no bites...................
heh we picked up a copy in australia; it's superb. i'd seen it when i was a youngun but it's better now!
Just re-reading this thread has sent tingles down my spine, and tears to my eyes. Over-emotive? Well maybe, but I can't think that they've got that many live performances left in them. I saw a recent pic of Dave Gilmour the other day. He's looking his age :Sad:.

Anyway, I've been tracking the release date for the DVD of the Division Bell tour, which is rumoured to be astonishing. (Who wouldn't believe that? We're talking Floyd. Everything they do is quality - even post Roger Waters in my eyes.) First it was meant to come out around the start of this year. Then it was the end of February. Now it's late summer.

Hey ho - good things come to those who wait...