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Remastered re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary British Psychedelic/Space Rock band.
The first album by the band released on the Harvest label. It's a double album and contains two discs. The first one consists of live recordings from concerts at Mothers Club in Birmingham and the College of Commerce in Manchester that contained part of their normal set list at the time, while the second contains solo compositions by each member of the band recorded at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios).
The album's title supposedly comes from Cambridge slang for sex, commonly used by Pink Floyd friend and occasional roadie, Iain "Emo" Moore, who would say, "I'm going back to the house for some ummagumma". According to Moore, he made up the term himself.
Although the album was well received at the time of release, and was a top five hit in the UK album charts, it has since been looked upon unfavourably by the band, who have expressed negative opinions about it in interviews.
The album reached number 5 on the UK albums chart and number 74 in the US, marking the first time the band reached the top 100 there. Similarly, in Canada it was their first appearance on the charts, reaching number 78. The album was certified Gold in the US in February 1974 and Platinum in March 1994.
For many years, this double-LP was one of the most popular albums in Pink Floyd's pre-"Dark Side Of The Moon" output.
Remastered re-release on heavyweight 180g vinyl.
Pink Floyd Music Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd. a Warner Music Group Company, 1969/2016 (PFRLP4 | 0825646493166). Made in the EU. Pressed in Germany.
LIVE ALBUM (LP 1) Recorded at MOTHERS Birmingham & Manchester College of Commerce, June 1969
1. Astronomy Domine 8:33
2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 8:49
1. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 9:27
2. A Saucerful Of Secrets 12:51
Running time: 39:11 min.
STUDIO ALBUM (LP 2)
Part One 1:09
Part Two 3:30
Part Three 1:50
Part Four 7:00
2. Grandchester Meadows 7:28
3. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Growing With A Pict Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict 4:59
1. The Narrow Way
Part One 3:29
Part Two 2:53
Part Three 5:58
2. The Grand Vizier's Garden Party
Part One - Entrance 1:00
Part Two - Entertainment 7:06
Part Three - Exit 0:42
Running time: 46:42 min.
Total playing time: 85:53 min.