Gilmour holds concert at Pompeii

Gilmour holds concert at Pompeii

By OUR CORRESPONDENT | | 29 July, 2017
Rattle That Lock, Roman amphitheatre, Pink Floyd, Live At Pompeii, David Gilmour, The Great Gig In The Sky
David Gilmour.
45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live At Pompeii in the legendary Roman amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album “Rattle That Lock”.

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed Live At Pompeii in the legendary Roman amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album “Rattle That Lock”. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone, Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, which witnessed the footfall of  2,600.

 David Gilmour Live At Pompeii  is an audio experience on its own, while the audio-visual spectacle features lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs. Paramount, however, is the incredible music: the show includes songs from throughout David’s career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including “One Of These Days”, the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

 Both concerts also saw very special performances of  The Great Gig In The Sky from “The Dark Side Of The Moon” which David rarely plays as a solo artist. The 2-disc concert CD was produced by David Gilmour, and mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour. The 148-minute concert film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder.  DVD and Blu-ray versions contain an extra 7-minute documentary by Gavin Elder Pompeii Then And Now, while the Deluxe Blu-ray 4-disc box contains the 2xCD version.

 

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