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Zabriskie Point: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack

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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, September 16, 1997
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One of the most psychedelic pieces of cinema ever made! Disc one contains all 11 original tracks, including songs by Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Patti Page, the Youngbloods and more. Disc two features eight outtakes-with close to an hour of previously unreleased music by Jerry Garcia and Pink Floyd!

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Heart Beat, Pig Meat - The Pink Floyd
  2. Brother Mary - The Kaleidoscope
  3. Dark Star (Excerpt) - The Grateful Dead
  4. Crumbling Land - The Pink Floyd
  5. Tennesee Waltz - Patti Page
  6. Sugar Babe - The Youngbloods
  7. Love Scene - Jerry Garcia
  8. I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again - Roscoe Holcomb
  9. Mickey's Tune - The Kaleidoscope
  10. Dance Of Death - John Fahey
  11. Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up - The Pink Floyd

Disc: 2

  1. Love Scene Improvisations-Version 1 - Jerry Garcia
  2. Love Scene-Version 2 - Jerry Garcia
  3. Love Scene-Version 3 - Jerry Garcia
  4. Love Scene-Version 4 - Jerry Garcia
  5. Country Song - The Pink Floyd
  6. Unknown Song - The Pink Floyd
  7. Love Scene-Version 6 - The Pink Floyd
  8. Love Scene-Version 4 - The Pink Floyd

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 16, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: February 9, 1970
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Rhino Movie Music
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000033TH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
The "Zabriskie Point" soundtrack was re-issued a few years ago, and this is a most welcome reissue, overseen by the (as usual) reliable folks at Rhino. What originally was a single CD soundtrack now comes to us in 2 CDs.
CD 1 (11 tracks, 36 min.) contains music by a variety of artists, including 3 tracks from "The Pink Floyd" (sic). It shows the band in pre-Atom Heart Mother/Meddle mode (all Floyd music for the soundtrack was recorded in Nov/Dec 1969). "Heart Beat, Big Meat" is a great mood piece along the lines of "Speak to Me"; "Crumbling Land" could have fitted nice along Meddle's "Fearless"; "Come in Number 51" is a retooled "Careful With That Axe Eugene". Jerry Garcia contributes the "Love Scene" accoustic guitar solo. Strangely there is also a 2 min. excerpt from the Dead's "Dark Star" that starts and ends with no rhyme or reason and begs the question: why? (Deadheads know what I mean).
CD 2 (8 tracks, 55 min.) is completely new. It is divided up between 4 Jerry Garcia tracks (more accoustic "noodling"), and 4 Pink Floyd tracks. The latter are fascinating, and what makes this reissue so good. "Country Song" is another one of those classic early-Floyd ballads; "Unknown Song" (a/k/a "Rain in the Country" on bootlegs) is a great instrumental with many undertones. "Love Scene Version 6" is Pink Floyd doing the blues. "Love Scene Version 4" is Rick Wright in piano solo (even if credited to the entire band).
In addition to the new music, the reissue comes with a fascinating 40 page booklet, with great liner notes and quotes (Roger Waters on the recording sessions for director Antonioni: "It was hell, sheer hell", haha!). For any Pink Floyd fan, or anyone interested in a slice of 1969/70 psychedelia, this is very much recommended, even if (like me) you've never seen the movie.
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By A Customer on November 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
There is a unique mood set by this CD, that is wholly separate from the film itself. The weirdness of psychedelic Pink Floyd tunes juxtaposed with acoustic pieces, hurtin' country tunes, and the "Tennessee Waltz" no less (!), works together to create an entirely unusual head space. Open your mind, and the rest will flow. I owned this on vinyl originally, and jumped when I saw the double CD re-release. Besides 4 lengthy out takes from Jerry Garcia's beautiful love theme, it also has 4 unreleased Pink Floyd pieces, "Country Song", which sounds like something that would have been at home on "Atom Heart Mother", "Unknown Song", a breezy acoustic instrumental with psychedelic flourishes that is vintage Floyd, and two pieces that were Pink Floyd's original attempts at writing music for the love scene before film director Antonioni opted to go with Jerry Garcia's piece. Both are excellent, one an amazing, late night blues instrumental, the other a reflective piano piece. The second disk is a worthy addition to the package. The double CD also comes with some excellent liner notes that fully recognize the failure of the film to achieve the director's ambitions while at the same time recognizing the unique contribution its sound track made to rock history.
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There are two possible questions that could be asked here:
1. Should I buy this?
2. I already have the original, should I now buy this.
The answer to both questions is yes. There is enough new material here to make this worthwhile for any Pink Floyd (or Jerry Garcia) fan. If you already bought the original for the 3 Pink Floyd tunes, it means that you are a big enough fan that you have to have this one too.
This was originally released as single album that contained the material on the first CD. It later came out as a single CD. Being a soundtrack, it was always a little more expensive than a standard album. It could be difficult to find at times. It contained 3 Pink Floyd tracks, a spacey track, a typical Pink Floyd movie soundtrack song, and a truncated version of Careful With That Axe Eugene (called Come In Number 51) which is very good and different from the original. The Jerry Garcia tune is a nice 7 minute solo acoustic instrumental. The Grateful Dead track is just a 2 minute expert of Dark Star. There are also some other interesting things here and somethings that may seem out of place (Tennesee Waltz). Even with the strange mix material, the flow of the CD is effective in creating the mood of the sixties. But in the end, you had to be a Pink Floyd fanatic to shell out the bucks for this one.
This new release adds the second CD with 30 minutes of Jerry Garcia and 25 minutes of Pink Floyd. I kind of wonder if the Jerry Garcia material is mislabelled. Tracks 1, 2 and 4 sound like instrumental variations of Pink Floyd's Granchester Meadows, complete with birds chirping at the end of track 4. Maybe it is where Roger Waters got the idea. Track 3 is the only one that really sounds like Jerry Garcia.
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Many, many, many great and very cool guitar songs from Pink Floyd and Jerry Garcia. There are a few with vocals, and also a few oddities thrown in ("Tennessee Waltz", for example, and a few other blues rags).

This will probably be of most interest to Pink Floyd fans, as it contains great numbers such as the Stones-y blues rag "Love Scene Version 6″ (sounds exhausting), which is full of light drumming, some funky piano, and some searing guitar (and quite different from Jerry Garcia's "Love Scene" piece, which made it into the movie). "Heart Beat, Pig Meat" is a found sound experiment with some strange, acid dream atmospherics, "Crumbling Land" has a bit of CSNY harmonics as it barrels through some soft hippy grooviness, albeit accentuated by some pretty cool organ at parts. "Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up" is the well-known original version of "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", the version with the least gruesome scream. "Country Song" is a simple, folky little song that electrifies for a loud-ish bridge. "Unknown Song" is a spare, simple acoustic groove-along with a bit of blues soloing. Nice.

There are plenty of one-offs. The Kaleidoscope sings "Mother Mary", a CCR-ish ukelele rocker. There's a two-minute excerpt of The Grateful Dead's "Dark Star", a section of jazzy guitar noodling, The Youngbloods offer "Sugar Babe", a groovy little piece of hippy fluff. Roscoe Holcomb's cheeky "I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again" is pretty hilarious, and a nice dixie rag. "Mickey's Tune" by The Kaleidoscope is some acoustic fiddlin' madness (why?), while "Dance Of Death" by John Fahey is sweet guitar pickings and strummings.

The set also offers some solo Jerry Garcia music, mainly the "Love Scene" acoustic guitar piece, as well as four versions of the "Love Scene Improvisation".
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