Pink Floyd release ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,’ their debut album mostly written by Syd Barrett (1967)

Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ is their debut album made under Syd Barrett‘s leadership and released on August 5, 1967 by Emi Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Astronomy Domine (Syd Barrett, Richard Wright) – 04:12 . 2.Lucifer Sam (Syd Barrett) – 03:07 . 3.Matilda Mother (Richard Wright, Syd Barrett) – 03:08 . 4.Flaming (Syd Barrett) – 02:46 . 5.Pow R. Toc H. (Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason) – 04:26 . 6.Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk (Roger Waters) – 03:05 . 7.Interstellar Overdrive (Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason) – 09:41 . 8.The Gnome (Syd Barrett) – 02:13 . 9.Chapter 24 (Syd Barrett) – 03:42 . 10.The Scarecrow (Syd Barrett) – 02:11 . 11.Bike (Syd Barrett) – 03:21

Musicians : Pink Floyd – Band . Syd Barrett – Lead Guitar, Vocals . Roger Waters – Bass Guitar, Vocals . Rick Wright – Farfisa Compact Duo Organ, Hammond Organ, Piano, Celeste, Vocals . Nick Mason – Drums, Percussion . Peter Jenner – Intro Vocalisations On (1) . Norman Smith – Drums On (7)

Production : Produced By Norman Smith . Peter Bown – Engineer

Package : Syd Barrett – Rear Cover Design . Vic Singh – Front Cover Photography

Recorded February 21 – May 21, 1967 At Emi Studios, London.

ReleasedOn August 5, 1967 By Emi Columbia.

(Source Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ | The Official Site)

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