Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Over the hills and far away (the Led Zeppelin side)     |   home
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn   |   A Saucerful Of Secrets   |   More   |   Ummagumma   |   Atom heart mother   |   Meddle   |   Obscured by clouds   |   The Dark side of the moon   |   Wish you Were here   |   Animals   |   The Wall   |   The Final Cut   |   A Momentary Lapse of Reason   |   The Division Bell
Ummagumma


release date: October 25th, 1969

A double album, divided into live and studio discs. The live disc did a lot to put them on the map as figureheads of the international background, with precise, well-recorded versions of four of their most interesting early lengthy opuses ("Astronomy Domine," "Careful with That Axe, Eugene," "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun," "A Saucerful of Secrets"). "Astronomy Domine," though performed minus its writer and original vocalist (Syd Barrett), could be said to surpass the original studio version (from Piper at the Gates of Dawn) in spookiness and drawn-out intensity. The studio disc allowed each of the four members one or two lengthy compositions, with variable results. The attempts at avant-garde experimentalism were unimpressive and have dated badly, but Roger Waters' "Grantchester Meadows," by contrast, is a lovely ballad, and one of their best early songs.

David Gilmour:"I'd never written anything before. I just went into the studio and started waffling about, tacking bits and pieces together. I rang up Roger at one point to ask him to write me some lyrics. He just said, No."

Live Album
Song
Writer(s)
Time
Astronomy Domine
Barrett
08:28
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour
08:47
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Waters
09:22
A Saucerful of Secrets
Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour
12:49


Studio Album
Song
Writer(s)
Time
Sysyphus[part 1-4]
Wright
13:17
Grantchester Meadows
Waters
07:28
Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict
Waters
04:57
The Narrow Way[part 1-3]
Gilmour
12:14
The Grand Vizier's Garden Pary
Mason
08:45