Pink Floyd record ‘Ummagumma’ at the Mothers Club in Birmingham (1969)

Pink Floyd’s ‘Ummagumma’ is a double album recorded on April 27, 1969 at the Mothers Club in Birmingham (UK) & on May 2, 1969 at Manchester College of Commerce, Manchester (UK) and released on October 25, 1969 by Harvest Records.

Track Listing : 1.Astronomy Domine (Syd Barrett) – 08:32 . 2.Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour) – 08:49 . 3.Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Roger Waters) – 09:27 . 4.A Saucerful Of Secrets (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour) – 12:48 . 5.Sysyphus (Richard Wright) – 12:59 . 6.Grantchester Meadows (Roger Waters) – 07:26 . 7.Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict (Roger Waters) – 04:59 . 8.The Narrow Way (David Gilmour) – 12:17 . 9.The Grand Vizier’S Garden Party (Nick Mason) – 08:46


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Musicians : Pink Floyd – Band . David Gilmour – Lead Guitar, Vocals, All Instruments And Vocals On (8) . Nick Mason – Percussion, All Instruments (Except Flutes) On (9) . Roger Waters – Bass Guitar, Vocals, All Instruments And Vocals On (6) And (7) . Richard Wright – Organ, Keyboards, Vocals, All Instruments And Vocals On (5) . Lindy Mason – Flutes On (9)

Production : Produced By Pink Floyd , Norman Smith . Brian Humphries – Engineer (Live Album) . Peter Mew – Engineer (Studio Album)

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Recorded On April 27, 1969 At The Mothers Club, Birmingham (Uk) And On May 2, 1969 At Manchester College Of Commerce, Manchester (Uk).

Released On October 25, 1969 By Harvest Records.

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Sputnikmusic.com
A musical approach that expresses an enthusiasm for experimentation and lengthy instrumental passages. Pink Floyd‘s approach to Ummagumma is a very unique one. Deciding to isolate themselves from one another to comprise their own material. And then unionizing all of the different pieces to compose the album. It’s a very interesting approach because through this meditative process, each member gets to discover their own potential and expand their creativity. […]

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The live material represents a typical setlist from the late ’60s and therefore bears some historical curiosity. They draw out “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” nicely, toying with that understated tension as they race toward their destination, but of these four tracks, only “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” sounds truly definitive, although that has the benefit of being a previously unrecorded live staple. […]

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Oh boy. If there ever was a record that encapsulates all the negative aspects about late-60s experimentalism, it must be the second LP of Ummagumma. In a move that completely overestimated his and his bandmates’ compositional skills, Rick Wright suggested that they make a record where each member produces half an LP side entirely on their own, without help from his bandmates. In retrospect it’s obvious just how terrible this idea was… […]

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