David Gilmour Live at Pompeii: now available on Blu-ray

David finally returned, after 45 years, to the amphitheater in Pompeii where he and Pink Floyd played and recorded in 1971. The new concert is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl. I've ordered the deluxe Blu-ray version, but am still waiting for it to arrive.

Wondering if any here were able to attend the 1-night-only screening here in the US on September 13th, or if anyone has received their copy of the Blu-ray as yet? I quite enjoyed his Remember That Night Blu-ray (even with the questionable cameras in a number of shots), and of course the Live in Gdansk DVDs. Wondering for those who have seen this latest show, what your impressions are of both the music/audio, but of course the video quality.

This one was recorded over two nights it appears, and directed by Gavin Elder. Filming is said to have been done in 4K (would LOVE to see a 4K Blu-ray release soon, but sounds unlikely). Audio for the Blu-ray is presented in either 96/24 PCM Stereo or 96/24 DTS MAA as is the viewers preference. The trailers look spectacular, and no doubt it would have been quite something to have been there to see it all live.

Anyway, just thought I'd see if any others here had seen and/or had thoughts on David's latest?

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,435
    edited October 1
    Just listened to this on tidal. It's very good. And for a live album, it sounds really good.

    I'm sure the bluray will be fantastic, and to be there would be spectacular! These guys are getting old, a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    David is what - something like 71 now? I can hardly believe he's still touring at all, and globally at that. For him to still have the ability to pull it all off, and sound as good as he does is a testament to his skill, and fully deserved place among the absolute best guitarists/musicians in our lifetime.

    On a technical note, (when the Blu-ray arrives, I'm wanting to host a small get-together & screening at my place with a few friends from back in my planetarium lecturing days - Laser Floyd Baby!) I'm still somewhat confused between the two audio formats they offer. If memory serves, the PCM should be the better audio source vs the DTS MAA, is that correct? Though on the surface it looks like the sample rate and bit depth are identical between the two formats. I seem to remember that PCM is uncompressed, while the DTS is somehow up-sampled to that resolution...or is a variable resolution or something along those lines.

    Anyway, I'm thrilled, and having a difficult time waiting for my copy to arrive. :smile:
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 505
    edited October 2
    I caught the showing on 9/13 in DFW at the Studio Movie Grill. The wife and I both enjoyed it. I can remember watching the Laser Disk back in the day of the original Live at Pompeii. I still have it somewhere.

    The new material was very well done. The sound was good but the theater I was attending was not really setup for that level of sound reproduction. My wife made a few comments during the show saying we need to see this at home.

    Gilmour/Pink Floyd is in the top 3 of my favorites. This show was put together well and I would recommend catching a viewing when you can.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    I've got the Blu-ray on its way to the house as I write this. Hope to have it by mid week. Then to enjoy it on the (admittedly very modest) home 5.1 surround, and OLED 65" tv.

    Strange really, it seems that most of the cities that hosted a screening were only set up for one or two screens, and a single showtime. And the theaters choses to screen were all reportedly small, and with out of date audio capabilities. I was thinking this would be shown in IMAX with laser projection and full Dolby Atmos surround. Pity it wasn't even remotely close to that it seems. :(
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,991
    I know a guy who took his "girlfriend" to Pompeii to see the show. She dumped him not long after - I know, that's a "shocker," right?" Should've taken me. B) He couldn't stop talking about the show when he first returned. I am going to have to get ahold of the blu-ray.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 5,665
    I just ordered this thanks for the Heads up.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    What are you guys paying for the blew ray?
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    Picked mine up from David's site directly:
    https://store.davidgilmour.com/product/X3AMDG09/david-gilmour-live-at-pompeii-box-set?cp=null
    Paid $69.98. Amazon might be cheaper, but I haven't looked.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,639
    edited October 2
    I pre-ordered mine from amazon and now their telling me it is sold out and cant estimate when it will be back in. :(

    paid $19 for mine but then they never delivered
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    That can be the problem with the 3rd party sellers on Amazon sadly. Really, not much different than bad sellers on ebay - and very little means to tell if a transaction might go south until it does. Hope your discs arrive soon!
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,639
    mine was not a 3rd party vendor -it was amazon LLc
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,068
    edited October 2
    Saw Mr. Gilmour and the rest of Pink Floyd in 1972. In their second set they came out and performed the entire album of the something called "Dark Side of the Moon"

    This was a HIGH lite in my my life that I will never forget!

    And yes, I will be picking up this latest offering also.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    voltz wrote: »
    mine was not a 3rd party vendor -it was amazon LLc

    Huh. Strange. I'd file a complaint in that case for certain.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,346
    voltz wrote: »
    I pre-ordered mine from amazon and now their telling me it is sold out and cant estimate when it will be back in. :(

    paid $19 for mine but then they never delivered

    The Amazon listing that I glanced at was $77 the picture showed a 3 disc set. Darryl was that the blew ray for $19? Just wondering I am dead in the water right now and can pay attention.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    As of this morning, when I log in to my Amazon Prie account, they're showing pricing like this:

    $26.98 for single Blu-ray (NON-deluxe set)
    $15.49 for audio CD
    $80.19 for Vinyl
    $24.99 for DVD
    $77.99 Deluxe Blu-ray
    $39.99 Double CD

    And a few other listings for European versions etc. You can also order directly from David's site if you prefer. Pricing is clearly listed there as well as stock status. Hope you're able to grab the discs you want soon!

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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,639
    I printed my order page then took this photo of it with my phone.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    *shrug* don't know what else to say on that one. I'd be contacting Amazon though for sure. Perhaps see if they have a different offering that is in stock? Might cost a few bucks more...but no real Idea. Or order directly from David's site...
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  • MarflyMarfly Posts: 28
  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    I'd suggest just buying from David's site then.

    https://store.davidgilmour.com/dept/live-at-pompeii?cp=84222_84671

    Double CD $19.98
    Double DVD $24.98
    Blu-ray $26.98
    Double Blu-ray & Double CD $69.98
    4 LP set $99.98

    Worth a look if the Amazon pricing or availability is distressing. :)

    With that said, I'm excited to get my copy tonight. Looking forward to a fun weekend with friends watching the show and remembering our days performing the LASER Floyd shows at our old planetarium. Good times!!
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,639
    I just got a update to my order's delivery date, it now saying between Oct 18th and Nov 1st. so maybe they will ship it someday LOL.
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    Looks like mine just arrived today (a day late from original estimate, but not too concerned). Looking forward to the first screening! :smiley:
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,639
    looks like my Blu ray has Shipped!
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  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    Had a small watch party at my place last weekend. Great little bit of film this. The sound was excellent, and the video quality MUCH improved from his last Blu-ray (Remember That Night) from 11 years back. I was surprised at the small size of the audience - only a couple thousand were present each of the two nights.

    Excellent musicianship across the stage, and some surprising new treatments to old favorites like Money, Great Gig in the Sky, and Shine On. As usual, Run Like Hell got the short hairs on on the back of the neck during it's finale. And Comfortably Numb was as solid as its ever been. One of These Days, the only carry-over from the original 1971 film, equally stunning to see there again.

    Lots of drone shots with Vesuvius in the background really lent a sense of the place. Very cool to see the light and sound from a height. All in all, I'm well pleased! Anyone else have thoughts upon viewing their copy of the shows?

    Cheers

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,991
    I have a blu-ray of the Albert Hall show, which I really like. I know this is a relative question, but I've been on the fence suddenly about getting this new one, does it make sense, and why or why not???
  • UilleannUilleann Posts: 156
    Without too long and drawn out an explanation - GET THIS ONE. It's every bit as good as the RAH show, and in many regards far better. This may well be David's final concert like this as well. He's not getting any younger!
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 5,991
    Thanks.
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