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PINK FLOYD The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Rare 1967 UK first pressing 11-track MONO vinyl LP on the blue & black Columbia label, front laminated flipback picture sleeve with 'File Under Popular' printed on the back top right SX6157)
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Tracklisting / Additional Info: 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 Sleeve
The sleeve has some light creasing across the top right corner, otherwise minimal signs of age. The flipbacks are secure & undamaged & all text clearly legible. 'File Under Popular: Pop Groups' and 'Also available on Stereo No. SCX6157' text is prominent & the the Ernest J. Day & Co. sleeve is dated 6709, and includes an EMI inner which shows only a little age wear.

The Disc
The labels are the blue and black Columbia design with "The Gramophone Co Ltd" and "Sold In UK Subject To" text.
The vinyl has retained its sheen with a faint starburst effect and shows just light surface paper scuffs and the odd faint hairline, with nothing to interfere with play.

The matrix numbers are :
XAX 3419-2 On Side One
XAX 3420-1 On Side Two

All in all, a very nice Excellent copy of this scarce album, and a wonderful addition to your collection.

Tracklisting
1. Astronomy Dominé
2. Lucifer Sam
3. Matilda Mother
4. Flaming
5. Pow R Toc H
6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
7. Interstellar Overdrive
8. The Gnome
9. Chapter 24
10. Scarecrow
11. Bike
Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
Availability: Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Year of Release: 1967 - 57 years old
Artist: Pink Floyd (click here for complete listing)
Title: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label: Columbia
Catalogue No: SX6157
Country of Origin: UK  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Deleted
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