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LIVE AT POMPEII (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.56 | 508 ratings

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The Sleepwalker
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5 stars This DVD shows Pink Floyd performing in an amphitheatre at Pompeii, without audience, there also is footage of the recording sessions of The Dark Side Of The Moon. The location is wonderful, the band playing their most experimental work in an empty amphitheatre really is impressive, it really looks nice how in the centre of the amphitheatre a massive castle of amplifiers, instruments and an huge gong stands.

I have to say ALL of the performances on this DVD are excellent, the band starts out with the first half of "Echoes", in which David takes the guitar solo to another level, it is fantastic, also the funky jam is more free and better than the studio version. The sound quality of these live performances is very good by the way, because they are edited in studio. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" and "A Saucerful Of Secrets" are just as experimental as always, and definitely Careful With That Axe, Eugene is an outstanding version, one of the best live versions I've ever heard. "One Of These Days" is as powerful as always and I prefer the song live much more than the version on Meddle, it is much more free and really much more experimental. "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Song" is also a great performance, though I have to say I've heard some better performances on several bootlegs. The second part of "Echoes" is a lovely ending to the whole performance.

The Dark Side Of The Moon contains some nice footage of the band, of course, recording songs as "On The Run" and "Us & Them" and David playing the solo guitar on "Brain Damage", but also contains footage of the band in the cantine of the Abbey Road studios and some interviews with the band members.

The bonusses on this DVD are nice features but aren't too special, the interview for example is pretty interesting to watch and the photo gallery has some nice pictures too.

So, This DVD is very good, it has some outstanding performances of the band and a couple of nice extra's. I bought this DVD a while ago just for five euro's, and that's really nothing for such a great DVD, it's about three or four times cheaper than most bootleg DVD's, and the quality is much better! This is a must for everybody who is into Pink Floyd, for those who love their late 60's / early 70's era, and also for those who are new to this wonderful band!

The Sleepwalker | 5/5 |

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