Offered for sale is a UK pressing of the soundtrack to Zabriskie Point, featuring music by Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, the Kaleidoscope, and others.
The three Pink Floyd tracks on this LP were unavailable anywhere else until relatively recently.
About this copy: This copy of Zabriskie Point is a 1970 UK pressing on the blue and gold MGM label.
The cover is VG++ with very slight ring wear on the back. The original plastic-lined inner sleeve is included.
The disc is M- on side one and VG+ on side two, with two light marks through tracks 2 and 3. It’s a very clean disc that appears virtually unplayed aside from those two small marks.
A nice copy of a scarce soundtrack LP.
Background: Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1970 film Zabriskie Point has been long forgotten, but the soundtrack has long been collectible due to the inclusion of three rare tracks by Pink Floyd and an excerpt from “Dark Star” by the Grateful Dead.
The album also includes tracks by the Kaleidoscope, Patti Page, the Youngbloods, Jerry Garcia, Roscoe Holcomb and John Fahey.
Zabriskie Point — just when you thought it was safe to hurtle into the entertainments of the so-called counterculture, this half-baked slice of nonsense arrived under the direction of Michelangelo Antonioni, who had previously directed Blow-Up, a great success. … As a way of accenting the counterculture he thought he was depicting, Antonioni chose to hire a selection of contemporary rock performers. The results of this effort were mixed indeed, with some performers having their music rejected outright after weeks of work, while others left the project after arguments with the ever-evasive director. …This compilation is well worth hearing for the Floyd numbers, including an altered “Careful with That Axe, Eugene” presented as “Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up.”
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1970|