Is this released on SACD? If so - then me wants....
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No idea what you are talking about.
Live At Pompeii has been out on video for years,the DVD has no new extra original footage.
Also what do you mean for Wish You Were?
The album has been remastered three times in the 90's including the most recent excerpts on Echoes.
There is also the Mastersound release which still sounds great.
The DVD contains a new "director's cut", as well the original concert performance. I don't know what has been added to the movie as I have not seen the original movie.
The picture quality is very good (I have the european PAL version), and the sound is OK. This recording would definitely not benefit from SACD treatment, so you can safely get the DVD. It's an essential document of pop history, and very enjoyable.
The new directors cut has had new scenes cut in that that are visual(e.g psychedelic effects) and are not of the band playing,there is no new material filmed or otherwise of Pink Floyd on this disc.
The original version is on the disc and according to the critics is preferable to the so-called new version.
Perhaps the print is better.
Stil no idea what Rx8man means about WYWH.
Ornette still doesn't explain his comments about Wish You Were Here-I know about the DSOM DVD-his original post is factually wrong since this material(Pompeii) has been about for years and years.
Apologies about saying the orignal was on the disc,I must have picked that up wrong from the fact that the original concert footage is there.
For years I waited for a DVD release. Two months ago I broke down and bought the tape! I will buy the DVD nonetheless. I think it's a phenomenal film because it catches the band at a very crucial moment in their career, and the concept of playing in the empty amphitheater is quintessentially floydian.
I should have been a little clearer, there was not enough character space to insert the words "On DVD" in my thread title. Ben, I was wrong assuming that a possible DVD release would be released on WYWH, I did a search and it turns out that Delicate Sound Of Thunder and a Pulse DVD are being released shortly instead (Amazon.com). I was off by one year on the original Pompeii release, it was 72.