Film

David Gilmour Live at Pompeii

By robin askew, Saturday Aug 12, 2017

Director
Gavin Elder
Certificate
PG
Running Time
116 mins

He doesn’t tour as much as his estranged former mucker Roger Waters, but when ex-Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour does play live, he tends to make quite a spectacle of it.

This 2016 show sees Gilmour and band return to the ancient Pompeii amphitheatre where Floyd filmed their classic Live at Pompeii audience-free concert performance back in 1971. This new film was shot in 4K by Gavin Elder and features a fair proportion of stuff from Gilmour’s last couple of solo albums, On an Island and Rattle That Lock. Floyd enthusiasts will also be delighted to learn that the set includes a rare live performance of The Great Gig in the Sky from Dark Side of the Moon, plus plenty of other timeless greats featuring Gilmour’s distinctive guitar tone: Money, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, the Floyd-go-metal of Run Like Hell and – woo-hoo! – Comfortably Numb. Since you’re here, let’s remind ourselves of how brilliant that 1971 performance was.

Following this cinema broadcast, Live at Pompeii will be released on blu ray/DVD/CD/vinyl/wax cylinder, etc., on September 29.

 

Screenings

  • Showcase Cinema De Lux

    September 17, 2017

    • 5:00 pm

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