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 Responses to “Pink Floyd :: Zabriskie Point Sessions”

  1. […] 30, 2007), here is a batch of tracks from the bootleg Zabriskie Point sessions. Rest in peace. – #The Pearce Sisters (Part I) [Flash Video] The Pearce Sisters (Part II) [Flash Video] An amusinglysisters is a tale of love, loneliness, guts, gore, nudity, violence, smoking and cups of tea. – #Architecture in Helsinki – Hold Music [VIMEO video] The new video from Architecture in Helsinki.and colorful. Via – #Architecture in Helsinki – Heart it Races [Daily Motion] Architecture in Helsinki – Like It or Notvideos. Along with the Arcade Fire videos, these are the best Les Concerts à Emporter so far. – #Animal Collective – Fireworks [YouTube] [Hi Quality Flash] Via – #1 Hour Ofto a soundtrack by The Pixies, Snow Patrol, INXS, and… Leonard Cohen. Via Dig Internet Radio. – #Golden Boy and Miss Kitten – Rippin Kitten [YouTube] One of the best songs by Miss Kitten, a trueheroine. From the album Or. Via – #Bright Eyes – Hot Knives [YouTube] [22MB MOV] A new Bright Eyes video. Via -in a 3 hours set. A truly amazing piece of work. You can get more info and the playlist here. – #Keren Ann – Le Concert á Emporter (live) [VIDEOS] The Blogotèque has a project in which theyapproach musicians and ask them to video them playing live spontaneously. This is Keren Ann’s turn. – # […]

  2. 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.

  3. “On the heel of director Michelangelo Antonioni’s death, blog Aquarium Drunkard digs up the bootleg soundtrack Pink Floyd made to his film Zabriskie Point.”

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. oh wow, this is gorgeous stuff so far!!

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

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

  9. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 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.



  11. links dead

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