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UMMAGUMMA

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 1265 ratings

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Zeuhl Glikowski II
5 stars the 4th work of PF, in 1969 was titled "Ummagumma", a double album. the first disc, it's a live performance playing 4 classic songs: "Astronomy domine" a song originally released to their debut album, a composition of Syd Barrett, but of course in this album, Barrett doesn't still in PF. the second track it's "Careful with that axe, Eugene", a song originally released as a single, the original version of this song really sucks, the version of the concert of Pompeii it's good, but only the version of Ummagumma it's amazing. unfortunately, doesn't exist a video of this performance, so the people who was in this concert were very lucky. then we had two songs extracted of the second album "Saucerful of secrets": "Set the controls for the heart of the sun" and "Saucerful of secrets", the performance of this last song is awesome, i like to follow Nick Mason in the drums (i'm an amateur drummer).

the second disc is the studio album, including a four chapters song of Richard Wright called "Sysyphus", it's very groove, in ocassions quiet, in others a little darkness. then two songs of Roger Waters, "Grantchester Meadows" a nice song, acoustic and very soft to the ears, and "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict", a very creepy song full of strange sounds like growlings. then "The narrow way" a song in three chapters composed by David Gilmour, with a great lyrics, and to close, we have "The grand vizier's garden party" the song of Nick Mason and like it's predecessor, in 3 chapters, completely instrumental, and a kind of darkness too.

Ummagumma, is one of the best works of PF, pity that doesn't have the recognizement what diserves.

Zeuhl Glikowski II | 5/5 |

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