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Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky (8 DVD and 126 Page Book Set [2008]) £25.55 (with discount voucher) + Free Delivery @ Borders

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Next cheapest £32, but £40 still in most places This is the definitive review of the music of Pink Floyd album by album. These eight DVDs represent the most painstaking and detailed exploration of … Read More
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Next cheapest £32, but £40 still in most places

This is the definitive review of the music of Pink Floyd album by album. These eight DVDs represent the most painstaking and detailed exploration of the work ever undertaken. Featuring extensive archive interviews with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and David Gilmour alongside rare footage of Pink Floyd in performance from film and television archives around the globe, this authoritative independent review is essential viewing for every Pink Floyd fan. THE BOOK Also included is the 126 page book Pink Floyd And The Critics the best-selling study of the music of Pink Floyd. THE EIGHT DVDS 1. Piper at the Gates of Dawn 2. Saucerful of Secrets 3. Ummagumma 4. Atom Heart Mother 5. Meddle/Dark Side of the Moon 6. Wish You Were Here/Animals 7. The Wall/The Final Cut 8. Momentary Lapse of Reason/Division Bell

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This collector's set features eight discs and a 126-page book. Includes: 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn', 'Saucerful Of Secrets', 'Ummagumma', 'Atom Heart Mother', 'Meddle/Dark Side Of The Moon', 'Wish You Were Here/Animals', 'The Wall/Final Cut' and 'Momentary Lapse Of Reason/Division Bell'.
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I think the wrong voucher link has been posted. The link takes you to a print off voucher.

If you go to the vouchers section of this site there is an online voucher listed for Borders for the easter period.
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Garfy
I think the wrong voucher link has been posted. The link takes you to a print off voucher.

If you go to the vouchers section of this site there is an online voucher listed for Borders for the easter period.


Thanks mate. Ammended.
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There are many major problems with this 8-DVD documentary box about Pink Floyd's albums, but as a big fan of the group, I found enough to enjoy it myself. Still, I hesitate to recommend it, even to other Floyd fans. The bottom line is that there's a wealth of material presented here between the DVDs and the very thorough book included in the set. There are many interview excerpts, live performance snippets, background material, and critical commentary. So I encountered enough to maintain my interest throughout.

HOWEVER... The presentation itself leaves a lot to be desired. Start with the poor editing, which includes occasional songs from different eras of the band's history, out of place chronologically. Then the individual album sections aren't put together cleanly. For ex., the Dark Side of the Moon documentary bleeds over into the Wish You Were Here segment. At first I thought it was on purpose, as sort of a transition, but the first 14 minutes of the 55 minute W.Y.W.H. documentary only talks about Dark Side, and makes no real attempt to link it to the next album.

The video quality is often only fair to poor, with the principal narrator of several of the pieces appearing in a dimly lit room sitting on a sofa. They often use a framing device where large chunks of the screen are taken up with a graphic, such as an album cover, that partly obscures the interview footage, concert footage, or whatever. Very distracting! They also felt it necessary to give the credits of the original source material - in big letters right across the screen! And it does not go away!

Finally, you have the typically fawning tone of the critics, describing every recorded work by the Floyd as if it were an eternal classic of the greatest genius. I do consider some Pink Floyd albums worthy of the highest accolades, but even I found some of this a bit too much.

And there are more problems that those. But compared to some other relatively trashy collections that I've read about, such as the universally panned 3-DVD "Landmark Albums" set, this "Great Gig" set at least has some merit.
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This is the definitve overview of the work of Pink Floyd .Faultless research .Eight great DVDs and a superb book in a hard back box .Loads of rare footage and great interviews with the band- and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to dealing with the flare ups and court room battles too .
Don't miss it .Brilliant value .


Same boxset, different views.
#7
This is absolute crap and NOT an officilal release.
#8
I've got this, and would rate it 2 out of 10 - too much talking and not enough music for me
banned#9
One of the most overated bands of all time.
1 Like #10
Mr Product
One of the most overated bands of all time.


........in YOUR opinion ;-)

In my opinion they're one of the finest ;-)
#11
Mr Product
One of the most overated bands of all time.


Unlike a lot of the overated bands, Floyd have the sales figures, tours, fllowing to prove how good and popular they are!
I'd be interested to know what music you like ?
#12
fcat;4917798
Unlike a lot of the overated bands, Floyd have the sales figures, tours, fllowing to prove how good and popular they are!
I'd be interested to know what music you like ?


Hear, hear.
#13
fcat
Unlike a lot of the overated bands, Floyd have the sales figures, tours, fllowing to prove how good and popular they are!
I'd be interested to know what music you like ?


Beethoven ;-)
#14
jezjones
I've got this, and would rate it 2 out of 10 - too much talking and not enough music for me

Erm, listen to the albums then?
#15
Mr Product
One of the most overated bands of all time.


You gotta love these people who just float out these words to sound big, some of us already realise that music, along with lots of other topics, is a purely subjective matter.
#16
Thanks for the heads up guys, I was considering buying this. From what I've read I would have been gutted.
#17
jonthomas83
You gotta love these people who just float out these words to sound big, some of us already realise that music, along with lots of other topics, is a purely subjective matter.

Yeh you'll find they just apear and **** all types of music off and when asked what they like you never hear from them again!! wonder why!
#18
fcat
Unlike a lot of the overated bands, Floyd have the sales figures, tours, fllowing to prove how good and popular they are!
I'd be interested to know what music you like ?

I love Pink Floyd but music shouldn't be justified by sales figures and following! You can make a case for Westlife and McFly being great bands by that theory.
#19
Over-rated?

Not on your life...
#20
Mr Product
One of the most overated bands of all time.


jonthomas83
You gotta love these people who just float out these words to sound big, some of us already realise that music, along with lots of other topics, is a purely subjective matter.


Indeed. It wouldn't even help if overated was a word...
banned#21
jonthomas83
You gotta love these people who just float out these words to sound big, some of us already realise that music, along with lots of other topics, is a purely subjective matter.


You gotta love these people that come on here slagging other peoples opinions off just to look big - works both ways mate :roll:
banned 1 Like #22
fcat
Yeh you'll find they just apear and **** all types of music off and when asked what they like you never hear from them again!! wonder why!


Never hear from them again???:thinking:

I was just expressing an opinion having watched a couple of Pink Flloyd Live DVDs the other week i found it boring,drab, dreary , lifeless etc etc - but like i say thats just my opinion - I feel the same about bands like Coldplay but like i say thats just personal preference.

Are we saying that only people that love a particular artist are allowed to make comments on the deals in hear? :roll: what a joke!
#23
Mr Product
Never hear from them again???:thinking:

I was just expressing an opinion having watched a couple of Pink Flloyd Live DVDs the other week i found it boring,drab, dreary , lifeless etc etc - but like i say thats just my opinion - I feel the same about bands like Coldplay but like i say thats just personal preference.

Are we saying that only people that love a particular artist are allowed to make comments on the deals in hear? :roll: what a joke!


I think you may have missed my question asking you what music you like ?
banned#24
fcat
I think you may have missed my question asking you what music you like ?


The Beatles , Elvis , Michael jackson , Frank Sinatra , Queen , Abba , Led Zeppelin.


Is that ok for you ;-)
banned#25
fcat
I think you may have missed my question asking you what music you like ?


See post before this above......:p
banned#26
fcat
Unlike a lot of the overated bands, Floyd have the sales figures, tours, fllowing to prove how good and popular they are!
I'd be interested to know what music you like ?


See post 2 above this one ;-)
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Bump.......
#28
Mr Product;4948158
Bump.......

I think that what ticks people off is if someone makes a global statement like a particular band are crap without the justification. Perhaps if people said something like "I think U2 (or whoever) are overrated" rather then "U2 are overrated" then there is no comeback as that is a personal opinion. :)

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