New sealed copy. 2022 repress of the 2017 remastered mono reissue on 180 gram black vinyl. Previously available only as 2018 Record Store Day exclusive, this repress was sourced from the very same Optimal Media GmbH stampers whose lacquers were cut by Bernie Grundman.
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the debut album by English rock band Pink Floyd, the only album made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership. It was released on 5 August 1967 by EMI Columbia. The studio album borrows its name from the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 novel The Wind in the Willows, which refers to the nature god Pan, who plays his pan pipes at dawn. The album was recorded at EMI Studios in London's Abbey Road from February to May 1967. The band consisted of Barrett (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nick Mason (drums), Roger Waters (bass, vocals), and Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals). Barrett was the band's primary songwriter, though two tracks on the album are credited to the band collectively and one track was written by Waters. The album was produced by Norman Smith, who would go on to produce two more albums for Pink Floyd.
In the United States, the album was released as Pink Floyd in October on Tower Records, with an altered track listing that omitted three songs and included the UK non-album single "See Emily Play". In the UK, no singles were released from the album, but in the US, "Flaming" was offered as a single. Two of its songs, "Astronomy Dominé" and "Interstellar Overdrive", became long-term mainstays of the band's live setlist, while other songs were performed live only a handful of times. The album has been hailed as a pivotal psychedelic rock album.
A1 Astronomy Domine
A2 Lucifer Sam
A3 Matilda Mother
A5 Pow R. Toc H
A6 Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
B1 Interstellar Overdrive
B2 The Gnome
B3 Chapter 24
B4 The Scarecrow