Offered for sale is an original Dutch pressing of the double album Ummagumma by Pink Floyd.
These first pressings were issued in UK-printed covers and do not have “EMI” on the labels.
About this copy: This copy of Ummagumma is a 1969 pressing on the EMI label.
The UK-printed cover is M-; “London” is spelled correctly.
The original plastic-lined inner sleeves are included and are M-.
The two discs say “BIEM” on the labels, but do not mention EMI, as later pressings did.
The two discs are M- and look unplayed. Sides one and two have a faint stain where stickers were removed.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Released in late 1969, Ummagumma was the fourth album by Pink Floyd, consisting of one live disc and one studio disc.
The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #74 on the U.S. charts, though it was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.
For many years, this double-LP was one of the most popular albums in Pink Floyd’s pre-Dark Side of the Moon output, containing a live LP and a studio LP for the price of one. The live set, recorded in Birmingham and Manchester in June 1969, is limited to four numbers…”Astronomy Domine,” “Careful with That Axe Eugene,” “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” and “A Saucerful of Secrets” are all superior here to their studio originals, done longer, louder, and harder, with a real edge to the playing. The studio LP was more experimental, each member getting a certain amount of space on the record to make his own music. ..Roger Waters’ “Grantchester Meadows” was a lyrical folk-like number unlike almost anything else the group ever did.
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|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1969|