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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.43 | 510 ratings

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5 stars My God is right! Though not necessarily a stubbornly faithful Floyd fan, you got to give them the credit of doing more with their revenues than buying castles, powdering their noses with crates of Jack Daniels (hello, Ozzy!) and constantly in the gossip columns . Floyd has always devoted massive attention to artwork, to sound quality (both live or in studio) , created a much maligned movie "The Wall" that has serious merits while staying away as much as possible from the MTV video disease. You got to applaud these efforts simply because this DVD is arguably one of , if not THE, best live visual concert you will ever see. I was recently sitting in an aisle seat going to Seattle from Montreal on a late night flight and the sheer number of people looking away from the dull showing of Mission Impossible 3 (Ciao Tom) and asking me what in gods name was I watching on my laptop (with earphones), was almost scary. Even the attendants came over to check out where all the bright explosions were coming from (security check???) . Mind you the cowboy three rows back wasn't very impressed when I told him it was Pink Floyd , he looked more like a Floyd Hogg fan, ya'all ! But he sure was intrigued by "them there flashin' lights"! But the lush packaging, the photos, the camera work , the inclusion of " bootleg" renditions that are polar opposites of the "Approved" product clearly demonstrate that they are 1- devoted to their craft 2- respectful of their fans 3- will never sell their souls to the Rock Devil and finally , they have a sense of humour. For those who wrongly accuse live floyd of providing a verbatim , note per note rendition of the studio, please take an ear to this version of "The Great Gig in the Sky" arguably their finest moment and see how different hues they adapted to this rather orgasmic piece. Secondly, if there is one band that you would want to hear perfection from , it's Floyd, can you imagine them making reggae version of Comfortably Numb? Yuck!!! (and I like Reggae) . The musicianship is what you would expect , simply impeccable,with a smiling yet serious David Gilmour (not always the most flippant of rock stars anyway!). What's there to bitch about ? everything is a progster's delight, even Sean Trane, prog's version of a nihilist Lester Bangs (eh oui , mon brave Hugues ) would grudgingly admit that this is a DVD nec plus ultra. All the great tunes are here , in particular the bombastic and reptilian "One of these days" . Awesome nervous laughter when you see and hear this!!! Frankly a Nice Pair of discs to unleash on unsuspecting airline passengers, you should try it out and see the reactions. Sorry, gotta give all 5 general's stars here.
tszirmay | 5/5 |


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