Tuesday, August 22, 2017

VIDEO: David Gilmour performs Pink Floyd rarities on Live At Pompeii package

David Gilmour shares his thoughts on performing a pair of Pink Floyd rarities in the latest video preview of his forthcoming concert film, “Live At Pompeii.”

“We did ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ there, which we hadn’t done before on that tour, and I hadn’t done for years and years,” explains Gilmour. “Louise Marshall and our singers had put together an arrangement that was fantastic, and we couldn’t wait to do it and we had to stop ourselves from giving it away early.

“And, of course, we did ‘One Of These Days’, which we hadn’t been playing much on the tour. That’s the only song, in fact, that we played with Pink Floyd back in 71 that we repeated again this time.”

“The Great Gig In The Sky” was featured on Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic, “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, while “One Of These Days” was the opening track on the group’s 1971 release, “Meddle.”

Gilmour’s 2016 shows at the venue – the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre built in 90 BC – marked his return to the site 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film, “Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii.”

Due September 29 and directed by Gavin Elder, “Live At Pompeii” sees Gilmour mix solo tracks and Pink Floyd classics during the shows.

Available on 2-CD, Blu-ray, 2-DVD, 4-LP, deluxe Blu-ray box and download, “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 davidgilmourcinematickets.com

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