Uncut navigates you to today’s YouTube treasure
Every day, we bring you the best thing we’ve seen on YouTube – a great piece of archive footage, a music promo or a clip from one of our favourite movies or TV shows.
Today: Watch classic footage from Pink Floyd’s 1972 film “Live at Pompeii”.
Here the prog megastars perform “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” from their masterful second album “A Saucerful of Secrets.”
“Live At Pompeii” shows the Floyd perform six songs at the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre in Italy, in October 1971.
However, only three of the tracks were actually filmed on site: “Set The Controls…” along with “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” and “Mademoiselle Nobs” were actually filmed in a Paris studio, using “blue screen” technology to insert the Pompeii background at a later date.
Check out the spacey footage from inside the space capsule as it prepares to land on the sun – like, whoa, man.