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Great treatment of a classic album,
This review is from: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Audio CD)
When I heard that The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was being re-released to commemorate its 40th anniversary, I was really pleased because this is an album that has stood the test of time for four decades, and in this day and age, that is something of an achievement. The reason why it is so beloved is because of the wealth of classic material on the album from epic tracks Astronimy Domine and Intersteller Overdrive to quirky little numbers such as The Gnome and Bike. This album really shows off the genius of lead vocalist and writer Syd Barrett, who unfortunately did not remain with Pink Floyd beyond their second studio album (A Saucerful Of Secrets).
This new version of the album comes in very attractive packaging - it resembles a red cloth book with a photo on the front of the classic 1967 album cover. The new version contains three discs. The first is the original mono recording, the second is the enhanced stereo version and the third contains Pink Floyd's early singles including the classics Arnold Layne, See Emily Play and Apples and Oranges as well as alternative versions of Matilda Mother and Intersteller Overdrive.
This truly is a great release and is a must for any true Pink Floyd fan.