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Pink Floyd. Live at Pompeii. The exhibition by Adrian Maben

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Less than a month after the great David Gilmour concert of 7 and 8 July 2016 at the Amphitheater, Pompeii has opened the galleries of the gladiatorial arena to celebrate with a photographic exhibition by the Soprintendenza Pompeii and Adrian Maben, the historical English band and especially the moment that saw them perform in 1971 in this place for the memorable concert behind closed doors, which gave life to the video "Pink Floyd-Live at Pompeii"

The exhibition is a true visual and listening path in the history and music of Link Floyd.

The evocative underground passages of the Amphitheater that allowed spectators access to the stands, return after years to the public and become with the inauguration of "Pink Floyd. Live at Pompeii. The exhibition by Adrian Maben ", permanent exhibition venue for future photographic exhibitions.

About 80 meters of galleries of the oldest and most accessible Roman amphitheater, never before made accessible to visitors and opened only in 1971 for the band's concert and in 1984 for the needs of the scene during the shooting of the film The Last Days of Pompeii by Peter Hunt taken from the 1834 historical novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Two sectors dedicated to Pompeii and to music, that of the mythical 1971 (in the left arm) and to Pompeii of modern times (right), to its slow rebirth between restorations, enhancement interventions and events on the site.

More than 250 photos, including shots of the scene and unpublished images recount those four days of the beginning of October from the 4th to the 7th of 1971, which became legend. Original shots by Jaques Boumandill, the cameraman of the time; the video of the film, with interviews that Maben, the director made in the London studios of Abbey Road while David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright were grappling with the recordings of the immortal album "The Dark Side of the Moon ", But also a video that collects record cuts of chatter in freedom of the band, the so-called" Chit Chat with Oysters ". And again, videos of some of the many current groups inspired by mythical group. And to enter in the atmosphere of those days the immortal music of the band that accompanies visitors along the underground passages of this unique and evocative exhibition venue.

The exhibition was supported by Edizioni Flavius, Bartolo Longo II Millennio Foundation, Parmalat CIL srl of Castellammare di Stabia, Marina di Stabia, Pastificio Lucio Garofalo SPA.