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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii DVD Release Information and Video

David Gilmour Pompeii 2016
David Gilmour Pompeii 2016

David Gilmour is set to release his rather excellent live performance in Pompeii from July 2016 on a range of formats including Blu-ray, DVD and audio on CDs and LPs.

The wonderful sounding release will be available in stores on 29th September 2017. There will also be screenings in cinemas on 13th September much to the delight of many fans I am sure. You can pre-order from the links below.

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David Gilmour Pompeii 2016 FOH
David Gilmour Pompeii 2016 FOH

In 2015 David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. The following year he became the first performer to play the amphitheatre in Pompeii in front of a live audience since the gladiators in 79AD. It was a return to Pompeii for David, having first performed there in 1971 for Adrian Maben’s legendary concert film, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. In Roman times the Pompeii amphitheatre was known as a “Spectaculum” and David worked with long time collaborator and maestro of colour and light Marc Brickman to bring the spectacle back to the Spectaculum”

1972 Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii
1972 Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii

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, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii shot singing on stage
David Gilmour Live at Pompeii shot singing on stage

‘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.

David Gilmour Polly Samson Pompeii 2016
David Gilmour Polly Samson Pompeii 2016

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. DVD and Blu-ray versions contain an extra 7-minute documentary by Gavin Elder ‘Pompeii Then And Now’

‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting on one very special occasion.

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David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Track Listing

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Deluxe Set
David Gilmour Live at Pompeii Deluxe Set

2CD TRACK LISTING

CD 1 (74 minutes):
5 A.M. / Rattle That Lock / Faces Of Stone / What Do You Want From Me / The Blue / The Great Gig In The Sky / A Boat Lies Waiting / Wish You Were Here / Money / In Any Tongue / High Hopes / One Of These Days
CD 2 (74 minutes):
Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Fat Old Sun / Coming Back To Life / On An Island / Today / Sorrow / Run Like Hell / Time / Breathe (In The Air) (reprise) / Comfortably Numb.

2DVD TRACKLISTING

DVD 1:
5 A.M. / Rattle That Lock / Faces Of Stone / What Do You Want From Me / The Blue / The Great Gig In The Sky / A Boat Lies Waiting / Wish You Were Here / Money / In Any Tongue / High Hopes

DVD 2:
One Of These Days / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Fat Old Sun / Coming Back To Life / On An Island / Today / Sorrow / Run Like Hell / Time / Breathe (In The Air) (reprise) / Comfortably Numb
Pompeii concert Stereo PCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS
Documentary: Pompeii Then And Now (running time 7.17)

BLU-RAY TRACKLISTING
Part 1:
5 A.M. / Rattle That Lock / Faces Of Stone / What Do You Want From Me / The Blue / The Great Gig In The Sky / A Boat Lies Waiting / Wish You Were Here / Money / In Any Tongue / High Hopes
Part 2:
One Of These Days / Shine On You Crazy Diamond / Fat Old Sun / Coming Back To Life / On An Island / Today / Sorrow / Run Like Hell / Time / Breathe (In The Air) (reprise) / Comfortably Numb
Pompeii concert 96/24 PCM Stereo & 96/24 DTS Master Audio
Directed by Gavin Elder
Produced by Dione Orrom
Audio produced by David Gilmour
Mixed by Andy Jackson & David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins
Live Recording by Damon Iddins
Documentary: Pompeii Then And Now (running time 7.17)

DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY (BD) BOXSET – includes photo booklet, Pompeii Guide, 4 x postcards & poster

CD 1 – (same as standard 2CD release)
CD 2 – (same as standard 2CD release)
BD 1 – (same as standard BD release)
Bonus BD – music 65 mins; documentaries 132 mins
South America December 2015:
Astronomy Domine / Us And Them / Today / Time / Breathe (In The Air) (reprise) / Comfortably Numb (Jon Carin – vocal)
Directed by Aubrey Powell
Wroclaw, Poland June 2016 – with Orchestra
5 A.M. / Rattle That Lock / Dancing Right In Front Of Me / The Girl In The Yellow Dress (with Leszek Możdżer) / In Any Tongue
Directed by Aubrey Powell
Documentaries: Gavin Elder – Europe 2015 (running time 12.45)
Gavin Elder – South America 2015 (15.00)
Gavin Elder – North America 2016 (15.25)
Gavin Elder – Europe 2016 (17.00)
BBC documentary ‘David Gilmour: Wider Horizons’ (72.00)
Technical specs:
Blu-ray – 96/24 PCM Stereo & 96/24 DTS MA
DVD – Stereo PCM, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 DTS

VINYL – Pompeii concert on 4 x LPs
2 x gatefold sleeves / poly liner inner sleeves / booklet / slipcase.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
HD downloads

Pictures from The Pink Floyd Mortal Remains Exhibition – Spectacular!

Bulb Man!
Bulb Man!

If you still haven’t visited The Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains exhibition at the V&A Museum in London then time is running out as it ends soon!

Your humble narrator went a couple of weeks ago and you can see my photos and videos from the exhibition in this article now.

There is a spectacular “live room” where you are immersed in incredible 360 degrees of sound and video, all the puppets you would expect from The Wall, incredible memorabilia including the enormous Division Bell Heads, tour equipment, Syd Barrett’s “mirror” guitar and a whole lot more.

Here is a preview video from “the live room” which was an excellent experience indeed.

The exhibition is so well done to such a high professional standard; you would be a fool to miss it!

Article continues after the photos below.

The exhibition was originally planned to take place in Italy a couple of years ago but planning issues meant it was not feasible.

At the exhibition you can experience an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience never-before-seen classic Pink Floyd concert footage and a custom-designed laser light show.

It features contributions from all living members of the band and follows a very successful exhibition centered around David Bowie.

Tickets cost £20-£24 and the exhibition runs from 13th May 2017 to 1st October 2017. Visit the V&A website.