EMI has set a Dec. 5 U.K. release for the long-awaited DVD debut of the Pink Floyd concert film “Pulse,” which will arrive the following day in North America via Sony Music. The project was originally released in 1995 in conjunction with a double-disc CD set of the same name. The film chronicles the band’s 1994 tour in support of the album “The Division Bell,” which turned out to be its last.
The DVD was taped during a 14-night run at London’s Earl’s Court and is highlighted by the first complete performance of the 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon,” which can be found on the second disc. The first disc features a blend of older hits (“Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2,” “Learning To Fly”) and material from “The Division Bell” (“Keep Talking,” “Take It Back”).
Among the bonus features are the back-screen stage projections for such songs as “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “High Hopes” and the majority of the “Dark Side of the Moon” material, plus videos for “Learning To Fly” and “Take It Back.”
Bonus performances of four “Division Bell” songs are included in the feature “Bootlegging the Bootleggers,” while the documentary “Goodbye to Life As We Know It” offers previously unseen off-stage footage of Pink Floyd on the road.
In its original home video form, “Pulse” spent 176 weeks on Billboard’s Top Music Video chart. The album version debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.48 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.