The Grand Vizier's Garden Party

Album: Ummagumma (1969)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is Nick Mason's addition to Pink Floyd's ambitious album Ummagumma, one disc of which featured live performances and the other a song written by each member of the group.
  • This song is split up into three parts: Entrance, Entertainment, and Exit.
  • Except for "Speak To Me" from Dark Side of the Moon, this is the only Pink Floyd song were Nick Mason received sole writing credit.
  • The Grand Vizier was the title of the Pharaoh's second hand man in ancient Egypt. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bill - Erie, PA, for all above

Comments: 4

  • Ray from Baltimore Good assessment Mike; however, "more and obscured by clouds " should be 10's. The final cut should be a 2
  • Sam from Hipsville, CaMichael--------ahhh, if you could only drop a potent dose of whatever, Ummagumma would suddenly transform into a wonderful experience...i agree it's very experimental, still; there are some cool moments on it.
  • Madalyn from Greensburg, Pai think relics should be on that list for 10/10....mike you are a true floyd fan and i have to agree with most of your ratings...all though i think that they are all 10's compared to the garbage out today
  • Michael from OxfordUmmagumma is a load of failed experimental hogwash. It is in my opinion the only truly bad Pink Floyd album. Here's my assessment of the band's full output:

    THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN - 10/10

    A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS - 8/10

    MUSIC FROM THE FILM MORE - 7/10

    UMMAGUMMA - 3/10

    ATOM HEART MOTHER - 7/10

    MEDDLE - 10/10

    OBSCURED BY CLOUDS - 8/10

    THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - 10/10

    WISH YOU WERE HERE - 10/10

    ANIMALS - 10/10

    THE WALL - 10/10

    THE FINAL CUT - 10/10

    A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON - 9/10

    THE DIVISION BELL - 9/10

    Anyone else agree with me here?
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