Pre-sale of the week is Live At Pompeii by David Gilmour, out on 29 September.
5 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album Rattle That Lock. The performances were the first rock concerts ever to be performed in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600-strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.
David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio experience on its own, while the audio-visual spectacle features lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially created films complement selected songs. Paramount, however, is the incredible music: the show includes songs from throughout David’s career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including ‘One Of These Days’, the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show. Both concerts also saw very special performances of ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ from The Dark Side Of The Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist.
The 2-disc concert audio was produced by David Gilmour, and mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour. The 148-minute concert film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder. DVD and Blu-ray versions contain an extra 7-minute documentary by Gavin Elder entitled ‘Pompeii Then And Now’.
The deluxe 4-disc Blu-ray box contains the 2-CD version, the 1-disc Blu-ray version, plus a full 207 minutes of extra footage: 11 live performances and 5 documentaries, plus bonus collectables.
Vinyl lovers can enjoy a deluxe 4-LP version in gatefold sleeves and a hardback slipcase, plus a 24-page photo booklet.
We’re offering Live At Pompeii at special pre-sale prices, which won’t be available after release. Click here for more details and to order your copy.