Pink Floyd's moody rock experiments gave them the opportunity to score the first of several films. The film "More" was produced in 1969 and a full length LP was released by the band in the same year. A somewhat unfairly overlooked album, "More" essentially builds on the atmospheric and modern classical tendencies of their previous album, "A Saucerful of Secrets", while amping up its psychedelic rock grooves. The film itself is concerned with the exotic effects of heroin on a German tourist who becomes involved in a caper with an American girl. The director's intent was to use the score as a combination of film background music and source music.
- Roger Waters – bass guitar, tape effects, percussion, backing vocals
- David Gilmour – acoustic, electric, slide, and flamenco guitars, percussion, lead vocals
- Richard Wright – Organs (Farfisa/Hammond/etc), piano, vibraphone
- Nick Mason – drums, percussion
0:00: Bird sounds, panning.
0:58: Strummed guitar rhythm in falling harmony with somber vocals, organ swells, reverbed vocals.
2:35: Unaccompanied organ harmonies with bird sounds, joined by contrasting high textures from distant guitar/synth.
|2||The Nile Song||3:27||
Vocals: David (no organ or piano from Rick)
0:00: Heavy guitar chords and big drums in lumbering groove, shouted vocals.
1:02: Bridge, back to verse.
1:48: Bridge with distorted guitar solo.
2:29: Verse, outro solo with adhoc vocals.
0:00: Panned vibes over pastoral/rustic bass/acoustic guitar groove, joined by crooned verse, punctuated by syncopated guitar cadences.
2:47: Electric guitar solo (doubled).
|4||Up the Khyber||2:13||
Instrumental, (no guitar from David)
0:00: Tribal drums with bass pulse joined by accented piano clusters (panned).
1:00: Organ lead joins, panned textures, ending with sped up tape effects.
|5||Green Is the Colour||2:59||
0:00: Acoustic guitars in a pastoral groove joined by recorder, relaxed vocals.
0:52: Piano joins rhythm section.
2:09: Piano solo.
0:00: Relaxed groove over bongos/acoustic guitar/piano, followed by soaring chorus.
2:24: Scat solo (panned) joined by tremolo organ, then back to verse with added drums.
3:00: Pulsating organ leads, piano ornaments added, various textural modulations over bongos (without guitar).
Instrumental (bongo and penny whistle)
0:00: Tribal bongo drums with distant penny whistle approaching and departing.
0:00: Gong shimmer (panned) joined by patient organ chords.
1:09: Insistent bass and drums groove enters, flanged synth textures.
2:02: Synth theme, eventually joined by textural guitar ornaments, theme developed on various synth voices.
4:52: Drums fade out.
0:00: Heavy guitar groove with lead solo, verse, relaxed cadence, repeat.
1:30: 2nd guitar solo, back to verse groove with added guitar lead in background.
2:30: Outro solo, fade out.
0:00: Slow, reverbed electric guitar blues over organ and rhythm section.
0:00: Ambient noise, revving textures.
0:37: Resonating drone swells (panned), joined by scattered vibraphone ornaments, staccato noises, organ harmonies becoming somewhat melodic, swelling cymbals and vibraphone chords, then led by pulsing organ textures.
6:35: Fade out with fragments of slide guitar.
|12||A Spanish Piece||
0:00: Acoustic guitar in a flamenco style with Spanish-accented vocalizations (David), processed.
0:00: Bass octave riff and cymbals groove joined by restrained slide guitar ornaments, guitar highlighted as bass and drums fade out.
Later in the same year the band released their first double-album, "Ummagumma", which contained one live disc and a second disc of studio pieces, each quarter of which was written and performed by a single band member.