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Pink Floyd - "Echoes" Pompeii

Pink Floyd performing at the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii , Italy

he main footage in and around the amphitheatre was filmed over four days in October 1971, using the band's regular touring equipment, including studio-quality 24-track tape recorders. Additional footage filmed in a Paris television studio the following December was added for the original 1972 release. The film was then re-released in 1974

The film has subsequently been released on video numerous times, and in 2003 a "Director's Cut" DVD appeared which combines the original footage from 1971 with more contemporary shots of space and the area around Pompeii


Overhead the albatross

Hangs motionless upon the air

And deep beneath the rolling waves

In labyrinths of coral caves

An echo of a distant time

Comes willowing across the sand

And everything is green and submarine

And no one called us to the land

And no one knows the where's or why's

Something stirs and something tries

Starts to climb toward the light

Strangers passing in the street

By chance two separate glances meet

And I am you and what I see is me

And do I take you by the hand

And lead you through the land

And help me understand

The best I can

And no one called us to the land

And no one crosses there alive

No one speaks and no one tries

No one flies around the sun

Almost everyday you fall

Upon my waking eyes

Inviting and inciting me

To rise

And through the window in the wall

Come streaming in on sunlight wings

A million bright ambassadors of morning

And no one sings me lullabys

And no one makes me close my eyes

So I throw the windows wide

And call to you across the sky

Songwriters: David Gilmour / George Waters / Nicholas Mason / Richard Wright

Echoes lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management


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