The Man and The Journey are the names of two album-length suites of music performed in concert by Pink Floyd during their 1969 tour. They consist of several of their early songs coupled with material that would appear on Soundtrack from the Film More and Ummagumma, as well as unreleased songs. The concerts also featured visual performance elements such as the sawing and construction of a table and consumption of afternoon tea onstage.
The concept was first performed 14 April 1969 at the Royal Festival Hall in a show billed as The Massed Gadgets of Auximenes – More Furious Madness from Pink Floyd. A truncated version of the show was recorded 12 May 1969 for the Top Gear radio programme. The 17 September performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is the most widely bootlegged of the shows on the tour (however, incomplete) because it was broadcast by radio station VPRO. Plans for an official live album release of The Man and The Journey were considered, but abandoned because of overlap of material with Ummagumma.
Example track list (from the Amsterdam show, 1969)
Note, this is an example track listing only. Often, "Doing It" is cited as being "Up the Khyber", "Syncopated Pandemonium" (part 2 of "A Saucerful of Secrets" – the first show of the tour featured this) or "Party Sequence". Sometimes, "The End of the Beginning" is cited to also include "Storm Signal," another part of "A Saucerful of Secrets."