PINK FLOYD - A Nice Pair, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets Gt Britain

 In Brief: 

There are a few differences between the U.S. and UK issues on the first disc of this compilation. In the U.S. Harvest Records and its distributor Capitol Records reconstructed their edition from tapes that had been previously altered for the debut 1967 U.S. album Pink Floyd (the original U.S. title for Piper) and other recordings, which were cut from the U.K version. As explained in a note on the back cover of the U.S. edition of A Nice Pair, songs dropped from the U.S. 1967 Pink Floyd album, "Flaming", "Astronomy Domine" and "Bike", are restored for this re-issue.

However, some of the restored songs appear in versions that are different from the U.K. "Piper" release: the eight-minute live Ummagumma recording of "Astronomy Domine" replaces the original four-minute studio recording; "Interstellar Overdrive" fades out slightly early (as it did on the U.S. debut album) and adds a few seconds of silence before "The Gnome", rather than using a segue between these songs as found on the UK version; and "Flaming" is an alternate mix and edit which previously appeared on a U.S. single, and the only track to appear on this album in mono. In later pressings, the correct stereo version of "Flaming" was restored, while the other songs continued to appear in the versions described here. The American version of this album was also released in Canada.

Music Genre:  Psych, Acid, Prog, Rock
Trivia:  Produced by Norman Smith
Album:  Gatefold (FOC) cover design, Original custom inner sleeves with artwork
Label:  EMI Harvest SHSP 4031 (YAX 3419), SHSP 4032 (YAX 3633)
Format:  12" Double LP  
Year & Country  1967, 1968 Made in Gt Britain

Photos of the LP's cover: PINK FLOYD - A Nice Pair, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets

Photo of Front Cover 
PINK FLOYD - A Nice Pair, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets  

 

Band Members and Musicians on: PINK FLOYD - A Nice Pair, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets

Track Listing of: PINK FLOYD - A Nice Pair, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets

    The Piper at The Gates of Dawn Side One:
  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H.
  6. Take up thy stethoscope and walk
    The Piper at The Gates of Dawn Side Two:
  1. Interstellar Overdrive
  2. The Gnome
  3. Chapter 24
  4. The Scarecrow
  5. Bike Side One:
  6. Let there be more light (Roger Waters)
  7. Remember a day (Rick Wright)
  8. Set the controls for the heart of the Sun (Roger Waters)
  9. Corporal Clegg (Roger Waters)
    A Saucerful of Secrets Side Three:
  1. A Saucerful of Secrets (Waters, Wright-Mason-Gibson)
  2. See-Saw (Rick Wright)
  3. Jugband Blues (Syd Barrett)
    A Saucerful of Secrets Side Four:
  1. Let there be more light (Roger Waters)
  2. Remember a day (Rick Wright)
  3. Set the controls for the heart of the Sun (Roger Waters)
  4. Corporal Clegg (Roger Waters)

 PINK FLOYD LP Discography

Pink Floyd 7" Singles

Pink Floyd Solo Projects

David Gilmour Solo LP's

Roger Waters Solo LP's


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