Directed by Adrian Maben
Produced by Steve O’Rourke, Michele Arnaud, Reiner Moritz
Starring Pink Floyd
Music by Pink Floyd
Cinematography Willy Kurant, Gabor Pogany
Editing by Jose Pinheiro
Distributed by Universal Home Video
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii is a 1972 film featuring Pink Floyd performing six songs in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, Italy. It was directed by Adrian Maben and recorded in the month of October with 24 studio-quality tracks without a live audience.
The performances of “Echoes,” “A Saucerful of Secrets,” and “One of These Days” were filmed from October 4, 1971 to October 7, 1971. The remaining songs were filmed in a Paris studio, along with additional front projection footage for insertion into the Pompeii performances. The sequences in Paris were filmed in late 1971/early 1972, and can be distinguished by the absence of Richard Wright’s beard. This version was released in cinemas in September 1972 and is also included on the DVD edition as an extra feature.
In August 1974, another version was released combining the original film with supposed recording sessions of The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios. These sessions were actually staged for the film, as the recording of the album had been completed when these sessions were filmed in January 1973 and the band was mixing the album at the time.
Track listing – 2003 Director’s cut
02:13 1. “Echoes, Part 1″/”On the Run” (Studio Footage) (Uncredited) (from Meddle/The Dark Side of the Moon, 1971/1973)
19:54 2. “Careful with That Axe, Eugene” (B-side of “Point Me at the Sky” single, 1968)
27:59 3. “A Saucerful of Secrets” (from A Saucerful of Secrets, 1968)
4. “Us and Them” (Studio Footage) (from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973)
44:51 5. “One of These Days I’m Going to Cut You into Little Pieces” (also known as “One of These Days”, from Meddle, 1971)
55:59 6. “Mademoiselle Nobs” (from Meddle, 1971 previously known as “Seamus”)
7. “Brain Damage” (Studio Footage) (from The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973)
64:56 8. “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” (from A Saucerful of Secrets, 1968)
77:10 9. “Echoes, Part 2” (from Meddle, 1971)