Pink Floyd Ummagumma 1969

Ummagumma is the first Pink Floyd live album recorded in 1969 with early psychedelic space rock classics.

It was a double LP with one LP live and the other recorded in the studio and featuring compositions by the individual members of the group. Only one song, Grantchester Meadows is really worthwhile.

Pink Floyd Ummagumma Live 1969

Pink Floyd UmmagummaUmmagumma Set List

The Live Album

  1. Astronomy Domine – 8:29 (originally from the album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)
  2. Careful with That Axe, Eugene – 8:50 (originally the B side of a Pink Floyd single Point me At The Sky – I remember buying it in a rare visit to London)
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – 9:12 (A Saucerful of Secrets)
  4. A Saucerful of Secrets – 12:48 A Saucerful of Secrets

The Studio Album (it wasn’t the best idea to ask each of them to come up with about ten minutes of music)

  1. Sysyphus (Wright) – 12:59
  2. Grantchester Meadows (Waters) – 7:19
  3. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (Waters) – 5:01
  4. The Narrow Way (Gilmour) – 12:17
  5. The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party” (Mason/Ron Geesin) – 8:44

Ummagumma Performance

Very impressive performance of their early space rock style with more drive than the studio versions.

Here is a video of Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun taken from the Live At Pompeii performance in 1972.

What Other People Say About Ummagumma


Buying Ummagumma

It is available from

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

What Do You Think About Ummagumma?

I’m interested to know what you think about this album and in particular the live tracks.

Best Pink Floyd live albums

What Are The THREE Best Pink Floyd ? Roger Waters / Dave Gilmour Live Albums? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

They are not as famous as the later tracks but do you think that Pink Floyd should have retained them in their live sets? I thought it was nice to see Astronomy Domine appear on Pulse.

What Are The Best Live Albums Ever?

Please help me to find the best live albums by voting in the readers polls:

Best progressive rock live albums

What Are The TEN Best Prog Rock Live Albums? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Because there are so many great progressive rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

You can get these albums from

Best classic rock live albums

Links To Other Pink Floyd Live Albums

If You Like This…

If you like Pink Floyd, I think you’ll like Genesis, Yes, Grobschnitt,

What Else Was Happening In This Year?

Click on the links to see what other live albums were recorded in 1969.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.