The main footage in and around the amphitheatre was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment, including a mobile 8-track recorder from Paris before being bumped up to 16-track in post-production. For the live performances, the band recorded portions of the songs in sections, which were later spliced together. When it arrived, it was discovered there was insufficient power to drive the equipment correctly. O'Rourke delivered a demo to Maben in order for him to prepare for the various shots required, which he finally managed to do the night before filming started. New York City: Omnibus Press. The amphitheatre at Pompeii where most of the footage was filmed. Walking around the deserted ruins, he thought the silence and natural ambient sounds present would make a good backdrop for the music.
And of course the money that they will raise will do an enormous amount of good in the world, and that is my intention. This problem plagued filming for several days, and was finally resolved by running a lengthy cable from the local town hall. While there, he was named an of Pompeii and made a short documentary with English classicist that featured Adrian Maben, as can be seen in the subsequent film, 2017. This initial cut, running for one hour, only featured the live footage. Now, though, Gilmour is streaming the entire performance for free on YouTube. Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd.
Storyline: Former lead guitarist and singer of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour returns decades later after previously performing there with Pink Floyd. Adrian Maben had become interested in combining art with Pink Floyd's music, and during 1971, he attempted to contact the band's manager, , to discuss the possibilities of making a film to achieve this aim. The rock band filmed a similar show, , in June 2010 to promote their ninth studio album,. The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd 1st ed. Pink Floyd A Pompei — Una Storia Fuori Dal Tempo. Pink Floyd: The Music and The Mystery.
He also felt that filming the band without an audience would be a good reaction to earlier films such as and , where the films paid equal attention to performers and spectators. Accordingly, Nobs was invited into the studio, where the footage was filmed. The band insisted on playing live, and brought their regular touring gear with them. Setlist: Set 1: 5 A. Maben was particularly happy about this footage, feeling it captured the spontaneous humour of the band.
David Gilmour returned for two concerts in the ancient stone Roman amphitheatre where gladiators fought in the first century A. Former lead guitarist and singer of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour returns decades later after previously performing there with Pink Floyd. It was cancelled at the last minute by the theatre's owner, Rank Strand as they didn't have a certificate from the and the theatre could be seen to be in competition with established cinemas. In early 1973, Maben was fly fishing with Waters, and suggested the possibility of improving the film by watching them at work in a recording studio. Maben was concerned that one of the problems with the film was that it was too short. They have given me lots of music. He regretted doing this, as he felt it was important to separate his work and home life, but, at the time, he had no choice.
During a visit to Pompeii, he lost his passport, and went back to the amphitheatre he had visited earlier in the day in order to find it. It included all the original footage, including the interviews, along with some additional filming of the Apollo space program. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd. David Gilmour returned for two concerts in the ancient. The remaining songs were filmed in Studio Europasonor, Paris, from 13—20 December and can be distinguished by the absence of 's beard.
While both the director and the band were disappointed with this footage, due to a lack of time and money, there was no alternative left but to use it. After his original plan of mixing the band with assorted paintings had been rejected, Maben went on holiday to in the early summer. I have had my time with them. Their roadie, Peter Watts, suggested that the 8-track recorder would produce a sound comparable to a studio recording. After each take, they listened to the playback on headphones. To fit in with the theme of the earlier work in Pompeii, the filming around Boscoreale, along with of waterfalls and lava and various shots of Roman mosaics and drawings from the were added into the Paris footage. Gifting fans with the entire performance for free, Gilmour has now made the entire performance available to stream on YouTube.
Running at 80 minutes, this latest version premiered on 10 November 1973, at the Alouette Theatre in Montreal, the release organized in part by George Ritter Films, and Mutual Films. Subsequently, Maben was invited with a small crew using a single 35 mm camera to to film supposed recording sessions of , as well as interviews conducted off-camera by Maben, and footage of the band eating and talking at the studio cafeteria. Maben subsequently did some of the editing of the final cut at home, due to financial constraints. The original premiere took place on 2 September 1972, at the. Maben closed all the entrances to the amphitheatre, but a few children managed to sneak in, and were allowed to watch the filming quietly from a distance. The film was scheduled for a special premiere at London's , on 25 November 1972.
The film was not financially successful according to Mason, though Maben disagrees, and suffered particularly from being overshadowed by the release of not long after the original theatrical showing. A number of bands have taken inspiration from the film in creating their own videos, or filming concerts without an audience. Maben knew Madonna Bouglione, daughter of circus director , who was known to walk about Paris with a dog called Nobs. One of Maben's contacts at the , Professor Carputi who was a Pink Floyd fan, managed to persuade the local authorities to close the amphitheatre for six days that October for filming. David Gilmour put on the special two-night concert event in Pompeii in July 2016. .
It also includes the original one-hour cut as a bonus feature. The show took place in a in , and had no audience beyond the crew workers. A version of the film was released in 2002. Mason recalls the reason for that is that the reel of film featuring the other members was lost attempting to assemble the original cut. New York City: Rough Guides. The equipment was carried by truck from London and took three days to reach Pompeii. In addition, the natural echo of the amphitheatre provided good acoustics for the recording.