Live at Pompeii

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Live at Pompeii
Gilmourpompeii.jpg
Live album by David Gilmour
Released 29 September 2017[1][2]
Recorded 7–8 July 2016
at Amphitheatre of Pompeii
Genre Progressive rock, blues rock
Length 148 mins (CD, LP, download)
155 mins (DVD, BD)
426 mins (deluxe boxset)
Label Columbia
Producer David Gilmour
David Gilmour chronology
Rattle That Lock
(2015)Rattle That Lock2015
Live at Pompeii
(2017)
Singles from Live at Pompeii
  1. "Rattle That Lock"
    Released: 28 July 2017
  2. "One of These Days"
    Released: 8 September 2017
  3. "Run Like Hell"
    Released: 29 September 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Record Collector4/5 stars[4]

Live at Pompeii is a live album and film by David Gilmour, the former guitarist of Pink Floyd. It was recorded at the Amphitheatre of Pompeii and was the first public performance at the venue since AD 79.[5][6] It documents his 2015-16 world tour to promote his album, Rattle That Lock (2015). The album was released on 29 September 2017[1][2] and is available on CD, LP, digital download, DVD, BD and deluxe box set containing the CD album and BD, plus a bonus exclusive BD of extras.[7]

Promotion[edit]

A digital single, "Rattle That Lock (Live at Pompeii 2016)" was released to promote the album on 28 July 2017.[8][9] "One of These Days (Live at Pompeii 2016)" was also released as a single on 8 September 2017, and "Run Like Hell (Live at Pompeii 2016)" was released as a single on 29 September 2017.

Gilmour's official YouTube channel released preview videos during the period leading up to release.[10][11] The full video for "Rattle That Lock" was uploaded on 2 August 2017.[12][11] An excerpt from "One of These Days" was also uploaded on the same day.[13][11] Later, on the 9 August an excerpt from "A Boat Lies Waiting" was uploaded.[14][11] An excerpt from "Today" was uploaded on 23 August 2017.[15][11] On 30 August 2017 an excerpt from "Time" was uploaded.[16][11] As well as preview videos an electronic press kit (EPK) was uploaded in three parts to the channel.[17][18][19][11] On 8 September 2017 the full video of "One of These Days" was uploaded to the YouTube channel,[20][11] followed by "Run Like Hell" on 29 September.[21][11] Promo videos for "Dancing Right In Front of Me",[22][11] "Wish You Were Here",[23][11] "The Great Gig in the Sky",[24][11] "The Girl in the Yellow Dress" [25][11] and "Comfortably Numb"[26][11] were all added during the days before the album's release.

Cinema[edit]

On 13 September 2017 there was a worldwide cinema screening of Live at Pompeii[27] prior to its 29 September release. The cinema version omitted some of the songs which feature on the full release.

Cinema track listing

  1. Intro film featuring rehearsals and interviews.
  2. "5 A.M."
  3. "Rattle That Lock"
  4. "What Do You Want from Me"
  5. "The Great Gig In the Sky"
  6. "A Boat Lies Waiting"
  7. "Wish You Were Here"
  8. "In Any Tongue"
  9. "High Hopes"
  10. "One of These Days"
  11. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
  12. "Sorrow"
  13. "Run Like Hell"
  14. "Time / Breathe (Reprise)"
  15. "Comfortably Numb"
  16. "Beauty" (end credits) (studio recording)

The songs "Faces of Stone", "The Blue", "Money", "Fat Old Sun", "Coming Back to Life", "On an Island" and "Today" were omitted from the cinema version.

Television[edit]

On 22 December 2017 a 60-minute TV version of Live at Pompeii premiered on Arte,[28] a Franco-German broadcaster. The tracklist included "Faces of Stone" and "Coming Back to Life", but was greatly edited, cutting out portions of "Sorrow" and "Comfortably Numb".

TV track listing

  1. "5 A.M."
  2. "Rattle That Lock"
  3. "Faces of Stone"
  4. "The Great Gig In the Sky"
  5. "Wish You Were Here"
  6. "In Any Tongue"
  7. "Coming Back to Life"
  8. "Sorrow"
  9. "Comfortably Numb"

Track listing[edit]

CD, LP and download[edit]

Side one / CD 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."5 A.M."Gilmour3:13
2."Rattle That Lock"Gilmour / Polly Samson / Michaël Boumendil5:23
3."Faces of Stone"Gilmour6:00
4."What Do You Want from Me"Gilmour / Richard Wright / Samson4:30
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."The Blue"Gilmour / Samson6:33
6."The Great Gig in the Sky"Wright6:02
7."A Boat Lies Waiting"Gilmour / Samson4:55
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."Wish You Were Here"Gilmour / Roger Waters5:18
9."Money"Waters8:13
10."In Any Tongue"Gilmour / Samson7:47
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."High Hopes"Gilmour / Samson9:31
12."One of These Days"Waters / Gilmour / Wright / Nick Mason6:32
Side five / CD 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shine On You Crazy Diamond"Gilmour / Wright / Waters12:32
2."Fat Old Sun"Gilmour6:05
Side six
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
3."Coming Back to Life"Gilmour7:18
4."On an Island"Gilmour / Samson7:01
5."Today"Gilmour / Samson6:40
Side seven
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Sorrow"Gilmour10:50
7."Run Like Hell"Gilmour / Waters7:16
Side eight
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."Time / Breathe (Reprise)"Mason / Waters / Wright / Gilmour6:45
9."Comfortably Numb"Gilmour / Waters9:59

Personnel[edit]

Pompeii and Wrocław

  • David Gilmour – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, classical guitar, console steel guitar, lead and backing vocals, cymbals on "One of These Days", whistling on "In Any Tongue"
  • Chester Kamen – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, classical guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, high-strung acoustic guitar on "Comfortably Numb", backing vocals, harmonica on "The Blue"
  • Guy Pratt – bass guitars, double bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Run Like Hell"
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Time"
  • Chuck Leavell – organ, keyboards, accordion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Comfortably Numb"
  • Steve DiStanislao – drums, percussion, backing vocals, aeoliphone on "One of These Days"
  • João Mello – saxophones, clarinet, additional keyboards on "The Blue", high-strung acoustic guitar on "In Any Tongue"
  • Bryan Chambers – backing vocals, lead vocals on "In Any Tongue" and "The Great Gig in the Sky", tambourine
  • Lucita Jules – backing vocals, lead vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky"
  • Louise Clare Marshall (Pompeii only) – backing vocals, cowbell, lead vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky"[31]

with:

South America

  • David Gilmour – electric guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Phil Manzanera – electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals, high-strung acoustic guitar on "Comfortably Numb"
  • Guy Pratt – bass guitars, backing vocals
  • Jon Carin – piano, keyboards, electric guitars, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Time" and "Comfortably Numb"
  • Kevin McAlea – keyboards
  • Steve DiStanislao – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • João Mello – saxophones
  • Bryan Chambers – backing vocals
  • Lucita Jules – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[59] Gold 25,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

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