Tower Records Albums: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, a Saucerful of Secrets, Soundtrack From the Film More

Tower Records Albums: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, a Saucerful of Secrets, Soundtrack From the Film More

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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, a Saucerful of Secrets, Soundtrack From the Film More. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 29. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is Pink Floyd's debut album and the only one made under Syd Barrett's leadershipalthough he made some contributions to the follow-up, A Saucerful of Secrets. It has been regarded as one of the most influential albums ever made, being a tremendous influence on the psychedelic rock scene of the time and much of what followed. The album has whimsical lyrics about space, scarecrows, gnomes, bicycles and fairytales, along with psychedelic instrumental passages. The album was initially released in 1967 by Columbia/EMI in the United Kingdom and Tower/Capitol in the United States; special limited editions were issued to mark its 30th and 40th anniversaries in 1997 and 2007. In January 1967, prior to recording The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the band had produced at Sound Techniques Studio in London a single titled "Arnold Layne," which was later released in March of that year and reached #20 in the British charts. Also in January, the band had recorded a 16-minute version of "Interstellar Overdrive" and an improvised jam called "Nick's Boogie" for Peter Whitehead's documentary film Tonite Lets All Make Love in London.. (The latter track wasn't released until 1991 on the CD reissue of the film's soundtrack). The band's live show consisted mainly of instrumental numbers and blues covers, however it had started to introduce songs that were written primarily by guitarist and lead vocalist Syd Barrett. Many of these songs written by Barrett appeared at the Games For May concert several months before the release of the album. Recording of the album began on the 21...http://booksllc.net/?id=203501