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Live At Pompeii
Live At Pompeii
Directed By Adrian Maben
Produced By Steve O'Rourke, Michele Arnaud and Reiner Moritz
Starring Pink Floyd
Music By Pink Floyd
Cinematography Willy Kurant and Gabor Pogany
Editing By Jose Pinheiro
Distributed By Universal Home Video
Release Date September 1972
Running Time 60 min. (original), 92 min. (director's cut)

Pink Floyd: Live At Pompeii is a 1972 Adrian Maben film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs at the ruins of the empty ancient amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy.

The performances of "Echoes", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", and "One Of These Days" were filmed from October 4, 1971 to October 7, 1971. The remaining songs were filmed in a Paris studio, along with additional bluescreen footage for insertion into the Pompeii performances. The sequences in Paris were filmed in late 1971/early 1972, and can be distinguished by the absence of Rick Wright's beard. This version was released in theaters in September, 1972 and appears on the DVD version.

In August of 1974, another version was released combining the original film with supposed recording sessions of The Dark Side Of The Moon at Abbey Road Studios. These sessions were actually staged for the film, as the recording of the album had been completed when these sessions were filmed in January of 1973 and the band were mixing the album at the time.

During "One of These Days", the majority of the footage is of Nick Mason, as the films of the rest of the band were lost. Coincidentally, during this song's performance, Mason loses a drumstick and keeps playing with one hand whilst retrieving another, without missing a beat.

Release History

The original release, running for one hour, only featured the live footage. A second version had additional footage of the band as they recorded or pretended to record their album The Dark Side Of The Moon, as well as interviews conducted off-camera by Maben. This version ran for 80 minutes. The Director's Cut is a 2003 DVD re-release with further additional footage, running 92 minutes.

DVD Features

  1. The Director's Cut
  2. The Original Version of the Film
  3. Pompeii Map and History
  4. Song Lyrics
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Album Graphics
  7. Odds 'N' Sods

Original Track Listing

  1. "Intro Song"
  2. "Echoes, Part 1"
  3. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
  4. "A Saucerful Of Secrets"
  5. "One Of These Days I'm Going To Cut You Into Little Pieces"
  6. "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun"
  7. "Mademoiselle Nobs"
  8. "Echoes, Part 2"

Director's Cut Track Listing

  1. "Echoes, Part 1"/"On The Run" (Studio Footage) (Uncredited)
  2. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
  3. "A Saucerful Of Secrets"
  4. "Us And Them" (Studio Footage)
  5. "One Of These Days"
  6. "Mademoiselle Nobs"
  7. "Brain Damage" (Studio Footage)
  8. "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun"
  9. "Echoes, Part 2"

Also Known As:

  • Echoes: Pink Floyd (USA)
  • Pink Floyd in Pompeii (Belgium)

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