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Ummagumma

Artist: Pink Floyd
Label: Harvest
Catalog#: STBB-388
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1969-10
Tracklist
A1 Pink Floyd Astronomy Domine 8:25
  Notes:

Written-By - Syd Barrett

A2 Pink Floyd Careful With That Axe, Eugene 8:47
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour
Written-By - Nick Mason
Written-By - Richard Wright
Written-By - Roger Waters

B1 Pink Floyd Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 9:21
  Notes:

Written-By - Roger Waters

B2 Pink Floyd A Saucerful Of Secrets (A: Something Else, B: Syncopated Pandemonium, C: Storm Signals, D: Celestial Voices) 12:51
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour
Written-By - Nick Mason
Written-By - Richard Wright
Written-By - Roger Waters

C1 Richard Wright Sysyphus (Part 1) 4:29
  Notes:

Written-By - Richard Wright

C2 Richard Wright Sysyphus (Part 2) 1:45
  Notes:

Written-By - Richard Wright

C3 Richard Wright Sysyphus (Part 3) 3:07
  Notes:

Written-By - Richard Wright

C4 Richard Wright Sysyphus (Part 4) 3:38
  Notes:

Written-By - Richard Wright

C5 Roger Waters Grantchester Meadows 7:23
  Notes:

Written-By - Roger Waters

C6 Roger Waters Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict 4:47
  Notes:

Written-By - Roger Waters

D1 David Gilmour The Narrow Way (Parts 1, 2 & 3) 12:14
  Notes:

Written-By - David Gilmour

D2 Nick Mason The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Part 1: Entrance, Part 2: Entertainment, Part 3: Exit) 8:55
  Notes:

Written-By - Nick Mason

Credits

Bass Guitar, Vocals - Roger Waters
Design [Sleeve], Photography - Hipgnosis
Engineer - Brian Humphries
Engineer - Peter Mew
Lead Guitar, Vocals - David Gilmour
Organ, Keyboards, Vocals - Richard Wright
Percussion - Nick Mason
Producer - Norman Smith
Producer - Pink Floyd

Notes

Live album recorded at Mothers, Birmingham & Manchester College of Commerce, June 1969.
Studio album features multi-part experimental pieces each written by an individual band member.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Released after the varied (but commercially successful) soundtrack More, Ummagumma was intended to be a tour de force for Pink Floyd. The two-record set is half-live and half-studio-recorded and constitutes the first release on EMI's new Harvest sub-label. Offering the first live document of the band, the first disc was culled from a series of concerts recorded in April and May. Here, "Careful with That Axe, Eugene," the archetype of their slow-building space rock, makes its first appearance on album. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and "A Saucerful of Secrets," along with the Syd Barrett-written "Astronomy Domine," also feature. Only "Interstellar Overdrive" from their live set is absent (though it does appear on a test pressing of the album). Whether the excitement of the live Floyd experience comes across on the record is open to debate. Nonetheless, it's a good trip, with the live record enduring as the definitive document of this era in Pink Floyd's career. When it came to new material, however, the band were in a conundrum; rather than committing The Man and The Journey, two song suites first debuted live in April 1969, the band chose to showcase themselves individually by featuring a solo composition from each member on the studio record. Unfortunately, they all come across as unsensational experimentation. Even Roger Waters's cleverly titled "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with A Pict" is merely cleverly titled. And yet, the album was the Floyd's most successful to date, reaching No. 5 in the UK; and at No. 74 in the US, also gave the band their first US chart appearance.
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