sounds of '71

music recorded, released and on the charts in 1971, classic rock's classic year ...and related stuff ...and unrelated stuff

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii redefines epic concert films. No audience, and the only stadium is the ruins of an amphitheater buried in a volcanic explosion in 79 CE. Director Adrian Maben didn’t want to do what concert films had done until then, focus on the relationship between the band and its audience. Instead, he wanted to focus on the band and its musicThis 1972 release was recorded in October of 1971, shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio (square-ish picture) of pre-HD television. Additional studio footage was filmed later in Paris, combining to create, yes, “an overwhelming full-volume Pink Floyd color experience” in a mere 61 minutes. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore.

11 months ago on May 4th | J | 27 notes