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The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967 [click for larger]
Columbia Records SX 6157 (mono) 1967

 
Lp mono: Columbia SX 6157 1967
Lp stereo: Columbia SCX 6157 1967
 
Recorded in EMI Abbey Road Studios, April 1967
Produced by Norman Smith
Recording-engineer: Peter Bown
Frontcover photo: Vic Singh
Backcover design
: Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett: Lead Guitar and Vocals
 
Roger Waters: Bass guitar and vocals
 
Rick Wright: Organ and piano
 
Nick Mason: Drums

The album-title is a chapter heading from Kenneth Graham's book The Wind In The Willows. The album itself reached no. 6 on the English top-20 album chart and stayed for seven weeks

Pink Floyd 1967 [click for larger image]

Chapter 24
(lyrics/music Syd Barrett)

A movement is accomplished in six stages
and the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It falls when darkness is increased by one

Change, returns, success
Going and coming without ever
Action brings good fortune
Sunset

The time is with the month of winter solstice
when the change is due to come
Thunder in the other course of heaven
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all

Change, returns, success
Going and coming without ever
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
Sunrise

A movement is accomplished in six stages
and the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It falls when darkness is increased by one

Change, returns, success
Going and coming without ever
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
Sunrise

vocals: Syd Barrett

side 1
 
1. Astronomy Domine
 
2. Lucifer Sam
 
3. Matilda Mother
 
4. Flaming
 
5. Pow R. Toc H
 
6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And
    Walk
 
 
side 2
 
1. Interstellar Overdrive
 
2. The Gnome
 
3. Chapter 24
 
4. The Scarecrow
 
5. Bike

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related internet links

from whence cometh Pink Floyd

the official website
wherein David Gilmour
explains something very
carefully to the media out there
 

EMI site features audio
samples and evocative
pictures related to the
band's albums
[Requires Flash.]

 

Wikipedia entry

with Syd Barrett

lots of useful and
fascinating stuff here

read the tale for yourselves

and Pink Floyd

looks like Wikipedia
but completely dedicated
to Pinkl Floyd

saucerful of secrets is
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