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Zabriskie Point

A lucky escape for Procol Harum?


Bit of trivia here, (writes Dave Lee):

Have just borrowed the newly released remastered CD of Zabriskie Point, the soundtrack of the 1970 film. In the extensive booklet it reveals that the director...

"Michelangelo Antonioni's first choice to score Zabriskie Point in its entirety was Pink Floyd. It was, on the face of it, a strange notion. (Although not as strange and intriguing as Don Hall's first inspiration the English art-pop band Procol Harum: 'I thought of them as being great for a lot of the desert scenes')"

Don Hall was the music co-ordinator for the film, as well as being a DJ in LA. Floyd went on to produce some of the music with The Grateful Dead and others, but the movie died a death when it was released, savaged by the critics. A lucky escape for Procol Harum? At least they spelt their name right!


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