Zabriskie Point (album)

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Zabriskie Point
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Soundtrack album by various artists
Released March 1970
Genre
Length
  • 36:22 (original release)
  • 55:40 (1997 bonus disc)
  • 92:02 (1997 release total time)
Language English
Label MGM
Pink Floyd soundtracks chronology
More
(1969)More1969
Zabriskie Point
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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB–[2]

Zabriskie Point is a soundtrack album to the Michelangelo Antonioni film of the same name. It was originally released in March 1970[3] and comprises songs from various artists.[4] A 1997 re-release includes four bonus tracks each from Jerry Garcia and Pink Floyd that were used in the film, but not the original soundtrack.[4] Jim Morrison of The Doors wrote the track "L'America" for the film, but was rejected by Antonioni ("L'America" was later released on The Doors' album L.A. Woman). A Rolling Stones track, "You Got the Silver", is featured in the film but not included on this album.

Pink Floyd[edit]

Pink Floyd's contributions to the album were recorded in November and December 1969, after the release of Ummagumma. "Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up" is a re-recording of "Careful with That Axe, Eugene," originally released as a b-side in December 1968.[4] "Love Scene (Version 4)" is a Rick Wright solo piano composition. "Country Song" (also known as "The Red Queen") is a ballad filled with chess metaphors. "Unknown Song" (also known as "Rain in the Country") is a relaxed instrumental. "Love Scene (Version 6)" (also known as "Alan's Blues") is a bluesy instrumental. A track entitled "Fingal's Cave" and another called "Oenone" were recorded but did not appear on the finished album.

Pink Floyd also recorded other unreleased material during the same sessions. Most notable is a lengthy composition which at that time was known as "The Violent Sequence" (later released on Dark Side of the Moon Immersion Box Set).[4] This was later reworked, as "Us and Them" from The Dark Side of the Moon.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Heart Beat, Pig Meat"David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/Nick MasonPink Floyd3:12
2."Brother Mary"David LindleyKaleidoscope2:42
3."Excerpt from Dark Star"Jerry Garcia/Mickey Hart/Robert Hunter/Bill Kreutzmann/Phil Lesh/Ron "Pigpen" McKernan/Bob WeirGrateful Dead2:32
4."Crumbling Land"Gilmour/Waters/Wright/MasonPink Floyd4:16
5."Tennessee Waltz"Pee Wee King/Redd StewartPatti Page3:03
6."Sugar Babe"Jesse Colin YoungThe Youngbloods2:13
7."Love Scene"GarciaJerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)7:02
8."I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again"Roscoe HolcombRoscoe Holcomb1:56
9."Mickey's Tune"LindleyKaleidoscope1:42
10."Dance of Death"John FaheyJohn Fahey2:43
11."Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up"Gilmour/Waters/Wright/MasonPink Floyd5:01
Bonus disc from 1997 release
No.TitleArtistLength
1."Love Scene Improvisations (Version 1)" (Garcia)Jerry Garcia6:18
2."Love Scene Improvisations (Version 2)" (Garcia)Jerry Garcia8:00
3."Love Scene Improvisations (Version 3)" (Garcia)Jerry Garcia7:52
4."Love Scene Improvisations (Version 4)" (Garcia)Jerry Garcia8:04
5."Country Song" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason)Pink Floyd4:37
6."Unknown Song" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason)Pink Floyd6:01
7."Love Scene (Version 6)" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason)Pink Floyd7:26
8."Love Scene (Version 4)" (Wright)Pink Floyd6:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steven McDonald. "Zabriskie Point - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Zabriskie Point". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Billboard, March 14, 1970
  4. ^ a b c d e Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9781849383707.