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This day in Floyd history 1969 we saw the release of the band's fourth album, Ummagumma. Here's just a brief overview of that album, by yours truly.
Split in to two discs, one live and one studio, it was not only the band's first live release but first double album as well. The first disc is a live album, consisting of only four songs. The second, a VERY experimental studio record, five songs, which essentially boiled down to one solo contribution from Gilmour, Mason and Wright, and two from Waters. The highlights on the studio disc are easily Gilmour's "The Narrow Way" and Waters' "Grantchester Meadows." The rest is essentially instrumental and noise.
That being said, it is regarded highly by some, not highly by others, including the members of the band who have referred to it as "horrible,""a disaster," and "a failed experiment."
I did, however, manage to track down a pretty impressive cover of Gilmour's "The Narrow Way," below.