“Ummagumma” is a double album by Pink Floyd, released in 1969 by Harvest and EMI in the United Kingdom and Harvest and Capitol in the United States. The album is notable for its artwork, featuring a number of pictures of the band combined together to give a Droste effect. Like several other of the band’s covers, it was designed by Hipgnosis.
The cover of the British version has the album “Gigi” leaning against the wall immediately above the PINK FLOYD letters.
On most copies of American and Canadian editions, the “Gigi” cover is airbrushed to a plain white sleeve because of copyright concerns.
‘Gigi” is a 1958 American musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette.
No valid reason has never been given for the albums inclusion in the Pink Floyd photo. People have tried to sync the “Gigi” movie with the “Ummagumma” album like the infamous Dark Side Of The Moon/Wizard Of Oz syncing but have failed to find any similarities. One rumor going around was that the record happened to be inside Roger Waters’ car the day the cover photo was taken and an assistant placed the album on the set as a gag. Who knows???