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LIVE AT POMPEII (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT)

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.56 | 515 ratings

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frenchie
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4 stars The concert here is amazing, it is very similar to the "Ummagumma" live album and i love it. Nick and Roger definetly get their spotlight, Nicks drumming is outstanding and you gotta love Rogers gong bashing. I like Dave when he is sitting there making effects on his guitar during Saucerful, which they recreated even better than the studio version. The features are very good, i actually prefer the original film without any of the documentary bits in because it shows more footage of the boys playing live. Some of the footage was lost or incomplete so they tried to recreate some of the pompeii footage in a studio in France, it is very obvious when the fake Pompeii footage is in play, this is annoying but musically its amazing. Some of the camera angles are very annoying like when they only film the amp stacks instead of the band.

The Directors Cut only footage is very good, interviews with the band, Roger acting like a prat, Nick trying to get a pie the way he likes it in the abbey road canteen. Its brilliant stuff. One problem though, although this captures Pink Floyds amazing live spirit, it misses out a key monument of Pink Floyd which is their light shows, this is all filmed outdoors in the daylight. It is a real shame that there are no light shows from this era Floyd on DVD. Most of the footage shows the creation of Dark Side of the Moon, which i think is a very important document and i'm glad it was put onto this DVD.

This is a very good watch, just there are some things that are annoying but it is probably the best Pink Floyd DVD. I highly recommend this, The recreation of "Echoes" is incredible and the new song, "Mademoiselle Nobs" is fun to watch, with a dog on vocals, it's basically "Seamus", the sequel. The best track is "Careful with that Axe, Eugene". Roger screams his head of as a volcano explodes. Other standout tracks are "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", "A Saucerful of Secrets" and "One of these Days". This is an excellent addition to your Pink Floyd collection.

frenchie | 4/5 |

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