Gilmour’s two shows July 7 and 8 last summer marked his return to the amphitheater of the ancient city 45 years after Pink Floyd played that venue to an audience of none for the 1972 film “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”
A 1986 show that was part of David Gilmour‘s stint with Pete Townshend‘s Deep End band is about to be released.
“Face to Face” will be a two-disc DVD/CD set of the band’s appearance on German TV’s “Rockpalast” program. The performance was recorded at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986.
The discs will be released Sept. 16. The package will also be available digitally.
In addition to Townshend solo songs and classics from The Who, the band performs Gilmour’s “Blue Light” from his ’84 “About Face” album.
The band includes: Townshend (vocals, guitar); Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill and Dave Plews; and backing vocalists Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster and Coral Gordan.
“Roger Waters The Wall” is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and 2-disc Blu-ray special edition Nov. 16. A soundtrack CD is coming this autumn as well.
The film, which screened in theaters last night, was shot during Waters’ 2010-13 world tour. Seen by more than 4 million fans at 219 shows, the tour was the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.
Beyond the concert, the film incorporates behind-the-scenes footage and additional scenes of Waters trekking to the site in France where his grandfather is buried and Italy to a memorial for his father — both lost to war — in a style that straddles narrative and documentary styles.
The DVD, Blu-ray and digital download releases from UPHE Content Group will feature bonus footage of Waters visiting the grave of poet and soldier Frank Thompson, who lost his life during World War II.
The 2-disc Blu-ray special edition features more than 95 minutes of bonus footage from when Waters was joined on stage by David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s O2 Arena in a performance of “Comfortably Numb” during “The Wall Live” tour, as well as driving outtakes from the road movie, art cards, a poster and booklet.
The film’s soundtrack will be released this fall by Sony Music.
The DVD includes interviews with Pink Floyd band members Roger Waters, Rick Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus engineer Alan Parsons, designer Storm Thorgerson, and others involved in the recording and release of the album.
The documentary combines archive footage of Floyd in concert, in the studio and in rehearsal, with video clips, interviews and original demos.
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Authorized by the band, it includes new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, as well as archive interviews with Richard Wright, who died in 2008.
Sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper, front cover “burning man” Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the project are also featured. Original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisits the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the album’s construction.