Pink Floyd :: Zabriskie Point Sessions

Zabriskie Point Pink Floyd Sessions

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

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11 thoughts on “Pink Floyd :: Zabriskie Point Sessions

  1. I totally forgot about this movie, I remember finding a copy of it at a local vid store back in college when I was obsessing over pf. Good stuff.

  2. great stuff. thanks.

    got a lot of love for “soundtrack” floyd. i definitely listen to ‘more’ and ‘obscured by clouds’ more often than their classic 70’s albums, particularly ‘obscured’ (so good). have yet to see any of the films though; saving that adventure for a rainy day.

  3. It’s a shame only two PF tunes actually showed up on the soundtrack…I think I read Antonioni didn’t like the stuff in the end.

  4. I bought this soundtrack back a few – and I have NEVER stopped loving Fahey since. I should have known earlier…

  5. Wow – this is a veritable treasure trove! what does one have to do to get the rest of the tracks?!?!?

  6. why cant i download the “piano sequence” from the Zbriskie Point sessions? Drving me nuts. can someone help me? i need to add it to the soundtrack of my life.



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