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The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (40th Anniversary Complete Edition)


Download links and information about The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (40th Anniversary Complete Edition) by Pink Floyd. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, Psychedelic genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 01:56:13 minutes.

Artist: Pink Floyd
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Tracks: 31
Duration: 01:56:13
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No. Title Length
1. Astronomy Domine (Mono) 4:17
2. Lucifer Sam (Mono) 3:09
3. Matilda Mother (Mono) 3:05
4. Flaming (Mono) 2:46
5. Pow R. Toc. H. (Mono) 4:24
6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk (Mono) 3:07
7. Interstellar Overdrive (Mono) 9:41
8. The Gnome (Mono) 2:14
9. Chapter 24 (Mono) 3:53
10. The Scarecrow (Mono) 2:10
11. Bike (Mono) 3:27
12. Astronomy Domine (Stereo) 4:14
13. Lucifer Sam (Stereo) 3:07
14. Matilda Mother (Stereo) 3:08
15. Flaming (Stereo) 2:46
16. Pow R. Toc. H. (Stereo) 4:26
17. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk (Stereo) 3:05
18. Interstellar Overdrive (Stereo) 9:40
19. The Gnome (Stereo) 2:13
20. Chapter 24 (Stereo) 3:42
21. The Scarecrow (Stereo) 2:11
22. Bike (Stereo) 3:24
23. Arnold Layne 2:57
24. Candy and a Currant Bun 2:45
25. See Emily Play 2:54
26. Apples and Oranges 3:05
27. Paintbox 3:45
28. Interstellar Overdrive (Take 2) [French Edit] 5:15
29. Apples and Oranges (Stereo Version) 3:11
30. Matilda Mother (Alternative Version) 3:09
31. Interstellar Overdrive (Take 6) 5:03



This two-CD set is a well-intentioned (and, purely on its own terms, excellent) assembly of the two different mixes, stereo and mono, of Pink Floyd's 1967 debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, issued by EMI Records for the 40th anniversary of its release. And if it stood alone, with no other version of the album out there, it could be recommended without hesitation — the original stereo and unedited mono versions of the album (of which the latter is totally new to CD) have been given state-of-the-art digital transfers, and those two mixes are different enough so that they're both worth hearing. The balances on the instruments on various songs is sometimes radically different, and it's clear that there were so many ideas tried in the mono mix (which was done first) that didn't make it to the stereo mix, and other ideas that were unique to the stereo version. The only problem with this two-CD set is that it stands distinctly in the shadow of a more expensive and ambitious Piper at the Gates of Dawn [3-CD Deluxe Edition], which includes a brace of outtakes plus the five single-only sides issued by the band during 1967. And anyone who would be interested in the stereo and mono mixes of Piper would almost certainly be a natural audience for that third CD of material. So most Floyd fans who would buy this double-CD set should just skip past it and go for the triple-disc set. The latter comes in a handsome hardcover book format and offers fans of the early Pink Floyd a chance to do something for the first time in the CD era (and for the first time since the year 1967 and maybe 1968) — immerse themselves in the Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd sound. That includes not only the stereo and mono mixes of the album on two separate digital platters, but also the band's three early singles, plus two previous unreleased alternate takes (an "alternative version" of "Matilda Mother" and "Take 6" of "Interstellar Overdrive"), plus a booklet replicating Syd Barrett's collage artwork from 1965. That's the way to hear this material — this double-disc set should be left to the timid neophyte fans who, if they have any ears at all, will soon want to upgrade to the triple-set. ~ Bruce Eder & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi