- Audio CD (1 Oct. 1994)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B000026LE7
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,491 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
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Due to this masterpiece, Barrett's first and last Floyd album, he will always remain a childlike genius in my eyes, not the drug-ravaged recluse the media gleefully portrayed him as. This album has made Syd eternal, and has simultaneously encapsulated memories of my own childhood. Songs such as: 'Bike', 'Scarecrow' and 'Lucifer Sam', illustrate the boundlessness of existence when young, yet also creepily depict the portentous nature of one's youth, and this is cleverly echoed in the cacophonous nature of tracks such as 'Astronomy Domine' and 'Interstellar Overdrive'.
Furthermore, this album also showcases Pink Floyd as brilliant musical innovators, in particular, Barrett's creative, dissonant guitar passages, such as those found on the expansive epic, 'Interstellar Overdrive'. Keyboardist, Rick Wright, also contributes significantly, most notably with eerie organ interludes, such as those which punctuate 'Matilda Mother' and 'Scarecrow', accentuating the psychedelic element of the music.
As long as people keep appreciating this album, Syd Barrett will live on forever. The music industry owes him a massive debt for his enterprising, beautifully ethereal work, and he must never be forgotten.
'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' takes its title from 'The Wind in the Willows', Syd fixated not only on psychedelia and its possibilities, but a certain type of Englishness found in 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Peter Pan' & 'Jabberwocky.' Alongside Ray Davies' lyrics on 'The Village Green Preservation Society' it offers a very English outlook later to be taken up by XTC, Blur, Julian Cope, The Libertines, Robert Wyatt and others. Coming on the back of the classic singles 'Arnold Layne/Candy and a Currant Bun' and 'See Emily Play/Scarecrow' (why are 'Candy...', 'Apples & Oranges'/'Paintbox' & a few other oddities missing from this or 'Relics'?), most of the songs here last a pop song duration, but distill that transcendental thing Syd was on. It should be pointed out that this cd version is far superior to the slapdash budget price version previously issued - though why no bonus tracks????
'Astronomy Domine' is the memorable opener, like closing track 'Bike' it showcases a proto form of sampling with its use of tapes - advancing on approaches made by Joe Meek and the BBC Radiophonic workshop.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sonically The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was engineered perfectly, so it is a joy to listen to instruments sounding live and direct, as if the listener is sitting in the control... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Stanford Mitchell
Bought this album in 1972 and it is still my favourite of all time.....Pink Floyd became "progressively" pointless from here on..... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary Lewis
I was 14 when this album came out and I loved it straight away.I saw them play live at the 24 hour Technicolor Happening at Ally Pally, (Alexandria Palace). Read morePublished 5 months ago by will's wife