Header
Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Director's Cut) CD (album) cover

LIVE AT POMPEII (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.57 | 537 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

PinkPangolin
5 stars Well, this has got to be Rock's most whacky idea ever - the most absurd and greatest moment in the history of Prog rock. And how lovely to have this record - before the greatness of Dark Side of the Moon - just to get a truly-goose pimple raising view in the early lives of Pink Floyd when they were still young and not arguing all the time.

Whatever has been done/ added to the DVD, it doesn't actually matter because you can watch the original in its purest form. I would recommend watching that first as it is pure magic. Then watch the new version, which gives a truly fascinating insight into Waters, Gilmour, Wright and Mason just as they wee about to produce their greatest masterpiece.

Interesting as that might be, I still prefer the original.

The best part - and surely th egreatest single moment in the history of Prog rock - is the vision of Roger Waters beating the hell out that gong!!

Wouldn't you just love to take a gong to Pompeii and do the same???

Magical, absurd, peculiar, and the ultimate ultimate self-indulgence - this is the greatest Rock film ever made, without doubt - and no audience. I wonder if the people of Naples could hear it. My only complaint is that it wasn't longer - and I just wish they had done more tracks actually at Pompeii (the ones in the studio are a little bit of a cheat - shame). But there was enough to make this the most absurd masterpiece in Rock music.

Tell anyone - the young generation - and they always express surprise and wonderment - it is this that places Pink FLoyd as cool, and kind of shrouded in their mystery which should have ended with the Wall.

There is a horrible gap in film-making of Pink Floyd performing in the 70's - why oh why weren't they filmed more??? However, at least we have this - it fills the hole just a little. THE GREATEST PROG ROCK FILM EVER - BUT THE ORIGINAL IS THE BEST

Why not just simply stand in the centre of the ampitheatre of Pompeii and air-guitar to your MP3 of Echoes whilst staring at Mount Etna - just make sure nobody's watching, Pink FLoyd made sure of that!

PinkPangolin | 5/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this PINK FLOYD review

Review related links

Social review comments () BETA

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds