Sunday, July 23, 2017

VIDEO: David Gilmour previews Live At Pompeii concert release

David Gilmour is streaming a video preview of his “Live At Pompeii” concert film ahead of its release in various formats on September 29.

The project captures the guitarist over two nights in July of 2016 at the Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, where he delivered the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

Gilmour’s 2016 shows at the venue – in support of 2015’s “Rattle That Lock” – marked his return to the site 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film, “Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii.”

The concerts deliver a mix of Gilmour solo tracks and Pink Floyd classics, including the rarely-played “The Great Gig In The Sky” from “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, and “One Of These Days”, the only song that was also performed by the band in the same venue in 1971.

The 2017 package will be available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box and download.

The Blu-ray and DVDs include highlights from the concert performances of both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder, and adds the “Pompeii Then And Now” documentary.

The CD / LP audio was mixed by Gilmour and Andy Jackson, assisted by Damon Iddins.

The formats run to around 148 minutes each, with more than 2 additional hours of material included in the deluxe 4-disc Blu-ray / CD set.

“David Gilmour Live At Pompeii” will debut in more than 2,000 cinemas worldwide on September 13.

Tickets for the theatrical screening are available via

David Gilmour
“Live At Pompeii”

Release date: September 29

DVD / Blu-ray track list

“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”
“In Any Tongue”
“High Hopes”
“One of These Days”
“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
“Fat Old Sun”
“Coming Back to Life”
“On An Island”
“Run Like Hell”
“Time / Breathe (In The Air)” (reprise)
“Comfortably Numb”

Documentary: Pompeii Then And Now Doc

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