Sunday, February 12, 2012

Point Me At The Sky / Careful With That Axe, Eugene - 7" Single - 1978 Italy Reissue

This is one of four Italian 7 inch singles reissues from 1978. The reason for the reissues is not clear and I haven't found any real answer for it. Some guessed that it was done to coincide with David Gilmour's new album and making some money when no Pink Floyd album or tour is happening. This single includes 2 songs:

The first one is 'Point Me At The Sky', which was originally released in December 1968 as a single and wasn't included in any album.

The B-Side of the single includes 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene', an instrumental piece that was later could be found in the compilation album 'Relics', in the album 'Ummagumma' as a live version  and was recorded again for the soundtrack of the film 'Zabriskie Point' by the Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni. In the soundtrack it appeared with a different title as 'Come In Number 51'.

The single comes in a picture sleeve with the picture of clouds over snowy mountains on both sides of the single, and the words 'Pink Floyd - Point Me At The Sky' on top.

'Point Me At The Sky' (3:35)
'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' (5:39)

Released: November 6, 1978
Country: Italy
Cat. Number: 3C 006-05459
Labels: Yellow-Green Harvest Labels


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Anonymous said...

Just found this single today in Austin TX and was very curious about it's origins. Thanks much.