David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii

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  • NR
  • 2017
  • 2 hr 5 min
  • 8.7  (938)

David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii is a musical concert film featuring Pink Floyd's former guitarist, David Gilmour. The film captures his live performance at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy during his world tour in 2016. The film starts with the footage of the tranquil ruins of Pompeii, portraying the juxtaposition of the historic site with the modern-day stage set in the middle of it. David Gilmour and his band start off the concert with the first track from his most recent solo album, 'Rattle That Lock.' The amphitheater is illuminated with an array of mesmerizing lights, and the psychedelic visuals on the screen behind Gilmour adds to the overall experience.

Gilmour's rich, soulful voice complements his exceptional guitar skills and mesmerizes the audience throughout the concert. He impresses the crowd with songs from different eras of his music career, including Pink Floyd and his solo projects. The concert features a setlist of 21 songs, including 'One of These Days,' 'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Great Gig in the Sky,' and a cover of The Beatles' 'A Day in the Life.'

The band accompanying Gilmour is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the industry. Chester Kamen on guitar, Guy Pratt on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Joao Mello on saxophone, and Bryan Chambers and Louise Marshall on backup vocals. Each musician shines in their respective solos, allowing the audience to appreciate the individuality in the music.

The acoustic track 'A Boat Lies Waiting' is one of the highlights of the concert. The song is a tribute to Rick Wright, Gilmour's longtime collaborator and the late keyboardist of Pink Floyd. The stunning visuals filmed on Lake Geneva, Switzerland behind Gilmour are a perfect complement to the touching lyrics, making it an unforgettable moment.

The concert concludes with a flawless rendition of 'Comfortably Numb,' one of Pink Floyd's most famous songs. Throughout the song, images of Pompeii are projected behind the band, solidifying the relationship between the ancient Roman amphitheater and the modern-day rock concert. The ovation from the crowd is a testament to the magnificence of the performance.

The film not only showcases the impeccable music but also the breathtaking visuals. Gilmour's production team successfully captures the breathtaking ancient ruins of Pompeii from unique angles, using drones and cameras mounted on rails. The stunning footage creates a visual masterpiece that takes the viewers on a journey of historic wonder and magical music.

David Gilmour - Live at Pompeii is a must-watch film for anyone who loves live music. The concert captures the magic of a live performance and brings together history and modernity to create an unforgettable experience. The film truly shows the remarkable talent of David Gilmour and his band while also reminding us of the timeless nature of music.

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    8.7  (938)