Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - 1st (a) - Sample UK vinyl LP album (LP record)
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Background & Condition :-
The album was released on August 5th, 1967 and one month later it was released in stereo.
The album's title comes from the title of the seventh chapter of Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'!
The mono mixes of each track were done at seperate sessions, as it was the main format.
The whole stereo album mix was a one day thing, so this really is the definitive mix of this classic album with significant differences to the stereo mix.
Subtle changes in effect abound, moment to moment gradations that can alter the flow of an entire track. For example, Syd Barrett’s whoops and shouts on 'Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk' are simply dripping with delay and the environment constantly morphs, unlike the stereo version which is 'fixed'.
The coda of 'Flaming' is shorter than on the stereo version, as is 'The Gnome'. There's a whole layer of organ missing on the stereo mix at the start of 'Interstellar Overdrive' with a bongo fade-out and seriously different parts in 'Pow R Toch H'.
As the engineer said many years later "The omission of things in the stereo mixes was really just because of the time - or lack of it - spent over these"
Mono was the de-facto standard and the stereo mix, like 'Sgt Pepper', was pretty much cobbled together as an afterthought.
The Disc :-
The vinyl is MINT, retaining an incredible 'just pressed' lustre over 40 years on
The labels are the blue and black Columbia design with "The Gramophone Co Ltd" and "Sold In UK Subject To...." text. Pristine with sharp, vivid print and logos; the 'KT' tax code is clearly visible on Side One, a 'Factory Sample' sticker on the reverse.
The matrix numbers are :
XAX 3419-2 On Side One
XAX 3420-1 On Side Two
The Sleeve :-
Still with the original unsplit EMI catalogue paper inner, the sleeve is fantastic with perfect edges, bright clear laminate with no sign of shelfwear and secure undamaged flipbacks.
The sleeve back is clean and unscuffed with NO 'File Under Popular: Pop Groups' text. The Ernest J. Day & Co. sleeve is dated 6709, just creeping into the period of the first release of the stereo version.
This truly is a staggering copy and one which you'd be unlikely EVER to better. An investment grade item!!
1. Astronomy Dominé
2. Lucifer Sam
3. Matilda Mother
5. Pow R Toc H
6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
7. Interstellar Overdrive
8. The Gnome
9. Chapter 24
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|Year of Release:
||1967 - 54 years old
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