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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii


















The Woodstock was the concert which symbolizes the spirit of rebellion, free love and peace of the swinging sixties. It was also the epitome of a concert which dwarfed stadium-hall concerts by the weight of its sheer crowd, believed to be over 500,000.
Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, was if anything, anti-Woodstock. There was no audience. None whatsoever. It was a breathtaking marriage of music and the settings and backdrop of the ancient volcanic site Pompeii. A melange of art and creative genius.

A few years back, when i was in college, Channel V did a program featuring this concert. I hadn't recorded the programme and i was lucky to get the DVD in my library. I could still feel the mesmerizing effect the concert had on me after i watched the DVD last night. The 360 degree Roman amphitheatre with not a soul watching, the pleasant reverberation and resonance of the sound bouncing off the circular structures, the band totally involved in their no-frills-no-gimmicks music was a treat to watch.
A must watch for not only Pink Floyd fans but for anyone who loves good music.

4 Comments:

  • WOW man. U have got that DVD aaa. Was searching for long. Whether it is available at landmak/musicworld/odessey?

    By Blogger xperienceblog, at Sat Oct 22, 12:18:00 PM  

  • Vicky,
    I rented it from RIC videos, Nungambakkam High Road.
    I bought another DVD "Roger Waters In The Flesh" from Planet M, Bangalore. Check it out, you shouldn't be misssing these two....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Oct 25, 04:34:00 PM  

  • Thanks very much for the info. Can I not buy it somewhere in Chennai. Bangalore is partially under water as of now ;-). So cant go there.

    Vignesh

    By Blogger xperienceblog, at Wed Oct 26, 09:48:00 AM  

  • You might want to check out in Planet M, Music World and Landmark (doubtful) in Chennai. Not sure if they would have stock of the Live In Pompeii DVD, but you will be able to buy In The Flesh....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Oct 26, 09:08:00 PM  

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