Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Pink Floyd -1965-1967 Dawn Of The Piper [RevA] (shn)
Here's the track list for Dawn of the Piper Rev A HRV-CDR-018:
01 Lucy Leave
02 King Bee
The original 5-member Pink Floyd line-up. With Bob Klose on lead
guitar and Syd Barrett on rhythm guitar. Possibly recorded at
Regent Sound studio around May 1965 (according to Bob Klose
whose memory seems a bit better than Nick Mason's on the
03 Interstellar Overdrive
Taken from the film "San Francisco". Recorded at Thompson
Private Recording Studios on 31 October 1966 (or there about).
04 Arnold Layne
05 Candy and a Currant Bun
Taken from the original acetates demoed to EMI. Recorded at Sound
Techniques studio from 23-25 January 1967. After hearing
these acetates, EMI signed Pink Floyd to a recording contract
on 1 February 1967.
When they created this Arnold Layne acetate, they cut out the
organ solo. I don't know why they did that.
Knowing that EMI would object to the drug references in the
lyrics to Let's Roll Another One, Syd rewrote them to create
this Candy and a Currant Bun acetate. EMI still objected to
the "I'm high" lyrics anyway. So the band had to go back to
Sound Techniques and rerecord it.
06 Interstellar Overdrive
Recorded live at UFO on 27 January 1967 by Granada TV (not 20
January has erroneously reported in some sources). This version
is cut as per the editing for the program "Underground: Scene
Special". Interestingly, this version lacks the narrator
commentary that appears in the final broadcast version.
First broadcast on 8 March 1967 (not 7 February as erroneously
predicted by Melody Maker).
07 Interstellar Overdrive
Taken from the French EP released 11 April 1967. Pink Floyd
attempted to create a shorter version of IO especially for France
during a recording sessions on 16 March and 22 March 1967.
These were abandoned. The French version was edited from the same
source used for the LP (recorded 27 February 1967), just
a different mix.
Taken from the US single, released 2 November 1967. The
original US release of Piper at the Gates of Dawn did not
include the song Flaming. It was released later as a single.
This version of Flaming comes from the same recording used
for the UK version (16 March 1967) but has a slightly different
09 Pow R Toc H
10 Astronomy Domine
Taken from the BBC's "Look of the Week" television program
(14 May 1967).
11 See Emily Play
Taken from acetate #2 of 21 May 1967 recordings made at Sound
Techniques. Two acetates are known. They are numbered 1 and 2
based on the order in which they were discovered. This second
acetate features a slightly extended ending.
Much about this recording is unknown, including the title.
Traditionally, it's been called Experiment (as we do here) or
Sunshine. But that was before anyone learned what Sunshine
Sunshine is really the last section of Matilda Mother.
Matilda Mother had been rerecorded on 7 June 1967. However,
Norman Smith decided that the instrumental section in the
middle was too long. During an editing session on 29 June,
he literally cut the tape into three pieces. The first part
was called "Matilda Mother", the second part (the part being
deleted) was called "Wondering and Dreaming", and the third
part was called "Sunshine" (based on a convenient lyrical
reference at that point). Parts one and three were then
spliced together to create the official version. On the
stereo release, the "Sunshine" lyric in the left channel gets
overpowered by the "For all the time spent in that room" lyric
that predominates the right channel. To better hear and
appreciate "Sunshine", I've made a mono version of just the
left channel starting at the splice point.
14 Scream Thy Last Scream
Recorded at Abbey Road on 7 August 1967. This track is taken
from a stereo mix done my Peter Jenner in 1974.
15 Set The Controls
16 Reaction in G
Taken from the BBC's inaugural "Top Gear" Radio 1 program
aired on 1 October 1967 (not from a pirate radio rebroadcast).
The tracks were recorded at the BBC's Playhouse Theatre on
25 September 1967. The DJs heard on these tracks are
Pete Drummond and John Peel. Both DJs were former Radio
London DJs (which had shut down on 14 August 1967). Note,
the Marine Offenses Act (which took effect 15 August 1967)
made these offshore pirate radio stations illegal.
17 Vegetable Man
Recorded at De Lane Lea on 9-11 October 1967. This track
is taken from a stereo mix done my Peter Jenner in 1974.
18 Remember a Day
This instrumental version of the song is taken from the DVD
of the Syd Barrett spoof film "Remember a Day" starring
Darryl Read. Recorded at De Lane Lea on 9-11 October 1967.
19 Apples and Oranges
Recorded at Abbey Road on 26-27 October 1967. This track is
the stereo version taken from the Masters of Rock LP.
20 Pow R Toc H
Taken from the BBC's "Top Gear" Radio 1 program aired on
31 December 1967. The track was recorded 20 December 1967
at the BBC's Maida Vale studio. Although this track appears
on our BBC Archives 1967-1969 release, it is not the same.
The BBC archives version is taken from a rebroadcast of the
show and has the ending significantly cut short. This
track here on Dawn of the Piper rev A contains the entire
song from the recently uncovered original broadcast.