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Pink Floyd's "Pulse" To Be Released On DVD 7/11  
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3324 posts, RR: 29
Posted (8 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

All I can say is...

It's about damn time!

From Amazon.com:

At long last Pink Floyd: Pulse has arrived on DVD, and Floyd fans already know it's a major cause to celebrate. The original VHS release was a milestone bestseller, but it seemed to take forever for the DVD to arrive, with numerous delays while Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and long-time Floyd producer James Guthrie labored to restore, re-edit, and remix this legendary concert video in 5.1-channel Dolby Surround Sound. The resulting two-disc set was well worth the wait: While the limitations of the original video source are still evident in the sometimes-hazy image quality (Gilmour would later admit the concert should have been captured on film), Floyd fans will unanimously agree that Pulse has never looked or sounded better, and only the absence of group co-founder Roger Waters prevents this from being the ultimate document of Pink Floyd in performance. (Even without Waters, it's easily one of the group's most impressive stage productions.)

Gracefully directed with minimal intrusion by veteran music video and concert director David Mallet, and shot on video during Pink Floyd's two-week stint at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre in October 1994, this 145-minute performance (from Floyd's Division Bell tour) is a sonic marvel to behold. Under a massive arch festooned with then-state-of-the-art laser, lighting, and projection systems, the 1987 incarnation of Pink Floyd (Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason) and their stellar supporting band kicks off with "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (a loving tribute to Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett), followed by four tracks from The Division Bell, two from 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason, "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" from 1979's magnum opus The Wall, and leading into intermission with absolutely stunning performance of "One of These Days," the timeless opening track from 1971's Meddle.

The centerpiece of Disc 2 is a near-perfect performance of 1974's Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety--reason enough to make this a must-have DVD for even the most casual Floyd admirers. And while no one will ever re-create the sheer magnificence of Clare Torry's original tour de force vocals on "The Great Gig in the Sky," it's safe to say that backup singers Sam Brown, Claudia Fontaine, and Durga McBroom deliver the next best thing, in addition to seamless contributions throughout the concert. After the closing heartbeat of "Eclipse," the concert ends with encore performances of "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb," and a no-holds-barred, pyrotechnically explosive rendition of The Wall's "Run Like Hell," all showcasing Gilmour's guitar mastery with frequent close-ups of his picking and fret-work as seen throughout the concert. (Like Gilmour, Mason and Wright were never dynamic onstage, and that's true here as well, but their technical precision is fully evident, and while guitarist Tim Renwick and saxophonist Dick Parry are each given moments to shine, bassist Guy Pratt is a worthy substitution for Waters, especially when vocally sparring with Gilmour on "Run Like Hell.")


Can't wait Big grin

"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3634 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

I think I've seen it on DVD already.

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

I saw the whole thing in HDTV recently, pretty amazing show, especially Dark Side.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3324 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 2985 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 1):
I think I've seen it on DVD already.

It's only ever been available on VHS; This will be the first release on DVD, with Dolby Surround Sound, digital remastering, etc.

"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLeigh pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

I believe its released in the UK 10th July, so I will be getting my copy tomorrow night and it will be played full blast........awsome!!!

Oh and anyone who thinks they have seen it on DVD or any other media apart from VHS, this is totally different musicly, a lot of changes have been made

This will be the best concert DVD to be released in my opinion

User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

I'm watching it at this moment. Very nice DVD, nice quality of music, video and lasershows! nice ligfhteffects... yes pretty good dvd. Best one yet I guess!!

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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Are the effects trippy?

Does it include 'Echoes?'

Go big or go home
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

I've been watching this story for a while, and will certainly invest in the DVD sometime during the summer.

Pink Floyd rules...


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Just bought Pulse at Target, now I'm about to watch it

Go big or go home
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