History (via Wiki): 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 also appears on the DVD version.
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6 thoughts on “Pink Floyd :: Live @ Pompeii 1971 (Echoes)”
This is really one of the best DVD’s I have ever bought. Most people think The Wall is one of the trippiest things they have ever watched, until they pick this one up.
Thanks for posting this. I haven’t seen it in years. One of my favorite Rock Videos. Too bad I only have the VHS (useless).
IMO, the peak of Pink Floyd’s output was 1971-1973. This is their zenith.
I grew up with a pretty large dislike of Pink Floyd – one of the numerous bands I disliked based on my high school peers and my taste at the time. My ex-gf tried to win me over with Dark Side.., but it was my own ‘oh, just take a chance already’ copy of Mettle that I bought that really won me over completely. This song being one of the principal reasons.
I love the bubbling mud during that Echoes sequence… The little interviews with the band on the video are priceless (“we’re not a drug-oriented band – you can trust us,” and Nick Mason asking for a piece of pie, no crust)
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