Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fingal's Cave

Fingal's Cave  1:58
Studio recording December 1969 
* Unreleased

     (written by Waters, Gilmour, Mason, Wright)

Recorded in Rome, Italy, over two weeks in December 1969
Recording supervised by Michaelangelo Antonioni
Produced by Pink Floyd


This is a loud and heavy guitar-dominated piece, reminiscent of The Nile Song from More, but not really musically related. It was another piece rejected from the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, but circulated among bootleg traders.

For those curious about the origin of the title, Fingal's Cave is a large cavern on an islet called Staffa, west of Mull Island in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. This title had been used previously by the classical composer Felix Mendelssohn (of course, it is perfectly possible that the titles for this, Oenone, and Rain in the Country were merely a bootlegger's invention that caught on).

TRACK LISTING (only Pink Floyd contributions)
Heart Beat, Pig Meat
Crumbling Land
Come in Number 51, Your Time is Up

The following tracks were recorded for Zabriskie Point but were not used in the film or soundtrack:
Fingal's Cave
Rain in the Country
Violent Sequence, The

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