Pink Floyd - Zabriskie Point

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Pink Floyd - Zabriskie Point: Wikipedia Album Entry

Zabriskie Point is a soundtrack album to the Michelangelo Antonioni film of the same name. It was originally released in January 1970 and is composed of songs from various artists. 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. 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 present on this album.
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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. "Love Scene (Version 4)" is a Richard 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)" 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". This piece is immediately recognizable as the basis of "Us and Them" from The Dark Side of the Moon.
[edit]Track listing

Pink Floyd – "Heart Beat, Pig Meat" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/Nick Mason) – 3:12
Kaleidoscope – "Brother Mary" (David Lindley) – 2:42
Grateful Dead – "Dark Star" (excerpt) (Jerry Garcia/Mickey Hart/Robert Hunter/Bill Kreutzmann/Phil Lesh/Ron "Pigpen" McKernan/Bob Weir) – 2:32
Pink Floyd – "Crumbling Land" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) – 4:16
Patti Page – "Tennessee Waltz" (Pee Wee King/Redd Stewart) – 3:03
The Youngbloods – "Sugar Babe" (Jesse Colin Young) – 2:13
Jerry Garcia – "Love Scene" (Garcia) – 7:02
Roscoe Holcomb – "I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again" (Roscoe Holcomb/Traditional) – 1:56
Kaleidoscope – "Mickey's Tune" (Lindley) – 1:42
John Fahey – "Dance of Death" (John Fahey) – 2:43
Pink Floyd – "Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) – 5:01
Bonus disc from 1997 release

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