Best Songs On Pink Floyd's Ummagumma

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2 A Saucerful of Secrets

This is the 2nd best song on the album! The last few minutes with the wordless vocals is the best part of ummagumma! - SammySpore

Was really expecting this to be #1 - PositronWildhawk

1. A Saucerful of Secrets
2. The Narrow Way pt. 3
3. Astronomy Domine
4. Grantchester Meadows
5. Sysyphus
6. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
7. Careful with that Axe Eugene
8. The Narrow Way pt. 2
9. The Narrow Way pt. 1
10. The Grand Vizier's Garden Party
11. Several Species of Furry Animals - SammySpore

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3 The Narrow Way

Just amazing! When it comes to Ummagumma, nothing comes close to "The Narrow Way". It has 3 parts which are all amazing in their own unique way.

Part 1: Starts with an acoustic guitar with a bunch of space noises that come in after a minute or 2.

Part 2: The spacey noises in part one eventually fade into a dark yet catchy guitar solo that is once again covered over by strange noises.

Part 3: This is when David Gilmore starts singing but with really strange music. In my opinion, the strangest part of the album.

Oh, and one more thing. Listen closely to the vocals and the music...
Don't you think that it sounds like She Barrett's song writing. (Piper at the Gates of Dawn crossed with Jugband Blues).

Really 7 should be top 5

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4 Careful With That Axe, Eugene


Careful... Careful... Careful with that axe, eugene...

First example of screamo

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5 Grantchester Meadows

I love this song. I'm not normally a fan of peaceful, mellow songs, but this one really does it for me and it's one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs. Roger Waters really knew how to write those great calm songs that I gravitate toward because he wrote this song along with my favorite Pink Floyd song, "San Tropez". Anyways, this is my favorite song on the album, even when taking the first disc into account. - Aweso

If you are talking about the studio album (2nd disc) only, then this is the best song on the album. It is very peaceful and relaxing. Arguably one of the only "real" songs on the album, since the rest are just trippy instrumentals, save for a part of The Narrow Way. - Doom

Beautiful ballad about beauty of nature. Every time when I hear it, I want to go to the forest or the field and play this song on guitar over and over with singing birds and softly blowing wind. Such a magic.

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6 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

Sound like a much longer version of the original its amazing

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7 The Grand Vizier's Garden Party

Ummagumma bom bom ummagumma bom bom ummagumma

This list is ridiculous lol. - SammySpore

I'm talking to you first comment on Granchester Meadows...

Ok, so you think that's the only "real" on th album? You don't think this is a song? Well I have news for you. This is called "art music or "experimental music", this is as much as a song as any other song in existence. The others on Ummagumma are "real" songs as well. And yes, Several Species of Small fury Animals is as much as a song as well.

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8 Sysyphus UListen to Sample
9 Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In a Cave and Grooving With a Pict

I like it, it's not as good as what I expected, but still okay. - JoLeKosovo

This is my favorite song because it really shouldn't exist. This is my favorite song because I can't even tell it's Pink Floyd. This is my favorite song because it deserves to burn in hell. - OmegaRanker

Easily the best song ever made, nothing can compete against this masterpiece

It's not meant to be good. I think it's a funny.. uhm... song? poem? Especially in a dark room after smoking some weed.

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1. A Saucerful of Secrets
2. Astronomy Domine
3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
1. The Narrow Way
2. Astronomy Domine
3. A Saucerful of Secrets
1. Astronomy Domine
2. A Saucerful of Secrets
3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

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