In honor of the life and work of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, (September 29, 1912 – July 30, 2007), here is a re-post, from last year, of a batch of tracks from the bootleg Zabriskie Point sessions. Rest in peace.
When Radiohead’s Ok Computer was released, one of the finest and most appropriate appraisals was that of deeming the band the ’90s Pink Floyd. I was reminded of this recently while listening to the Floyd sessions for the soundtrack to the 1970 Michelangelo Antonioni film Zabriskie Point.
A bootleg, the disc captures the band in November and December of 1969, pre Atom Heart Mother and Meddle, finding their sound after the departure of troubled founder Syd Barrett. Loose and expansive, the set is a fascinating listen as you hear skeletal scraps of songs that the band would later flesh out on future albums. This early era, often ambient, Pink Floyd has long been overshadowed by their mammoth and epic ’70s work. The two are really completely different animals and therefore should be viewed as such.
Related: Michelangelo Antonioni :: Blow Up (The Yardbirds)
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Rain In The Country
MP3: Pink Floyd :: The Piano Sequence
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Intermezzo
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Zabriskie Point Theme
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Fingal’s Cave (Take One)
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Blues Scene
MP3: Pink Floyd :: The Red Queen Theme (aka Country)
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Rain In The Country (Suite)
MP3: Pink Floyd :: Funky Dung
Amazon: Zabriskie Point OST