Wish you were here. No wait. We are.
Sitting in a bunker, here behind my wall . . . in perfect isolation . . .
Among rock gods helping us get through the self-isolation of lockdown, English psychedelic rock act and creator of the concept album The Wall, Pink Floyd, is now streaming full-length concerts for free every Saturday from 5am on their YouTube channel.
A restored and re-edited film of Pink Floyd's Pulse, a concert recorded at Earl's Court, London, in 1994, can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y9qml672
From this Saturday, the eerie and very 1970s film Live at Pompeii, in which four Pink Floyd members perform in a Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii beneath Mt. Vesuvius, becomes available online. This version is from The Early Years box set.
The following Saturday, May 2, brings to a laptop near you An Hour With Pink Floyd, a bootleg recording that eventually made The Early Years box.
“Recorded in 1970 at KQED-FM, it is a rare look at the band during an era where they were still a few years away from their Dark Side of the Moon success,” says a Den of Geek webpage.
“Showcasing some of their more tuneful early efforts, it is a perfect companion piece to the more progressive and dark Live at Pompeii, recorded the following year.”
Then on Saturday, May 8, the Floydies fly us back to Pompeii, for David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, an immaculately produced concert film with cool special effects as well as circling aerial shots of the amphitheatre at dusk and the volcano in the distance.
“We'd like to wish you all the best, and hope that you and your families are staying safe and well in these difficult times,” says the band on its Facebook page.
“With many people confined to their homes, we will continue to post as normal to hopefully give you some interesting and diverting images, music and videos to help us all get through this.”