Pink Floyd ‎– The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Columbia ‎– SX 6157
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Front Cover: Laminated, flip-back sleeve design.

Back Cover: The top right part of the flip-back is blank. It does NOT read "File under POPULAR : Pop Groups". A cover containing this is a repress. Back cover includes title, credits, and song listing. Catalog number in upper right corner. Un-laminated.

Labels: Black Columbia labels with silver text, and a blue "Columbia Records Magic Notes Trademark" at the top, and a blue "Columbia" in the center. A specific font is used with the first pressing. Please compare with the photos on this release to confirm the correct label. Track 1 on Side 2, (including all writing credits), should read across one line only. If the artist credits extend to a second line, it is the repress.

Underneath the blue "Columbia" it reads "Sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions. See price lists." On most copies, the Tax Code letters "K" and "T" are stamped on the label (on either on side 1 or 2) on each side of the spindle hole.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Inner Sleeve #1: Cream colored inner sleeve. On the front is an EMI logo at the top center, with "Add these outstanding LPs to your collection" at the top, 16 LP covers pictured in the middle including Both Sides of Herman's Hermits, and "Remember-the new Emitex cleans and preserves your records," and "Patents applied for" at the bottom. On the back is an EMI logo at the top center, with " - the greatest recording organization in the world" at the top, 16 LP covers pictured in the middle including the Beatles-Revolver, and "E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) Hayes - Middlesex - England, Made and Printed in Great Britain" at the bottom.

Inner Sleeve #2: Reddish brown printing on cream colored paper. On the front side is the EMI logo at the top center, with "Add these outstanding LPs to your collection" at the top, 16 LP covers pictured in the middle including The Beatles-Sgt. Peppers, and "Remember-the new Emitex cleans and preserves your records," and "Patents applied for" at the bottom. On the back side is the EMI logo at the top center, with " - the greatest recording organization in the world" at the top, 16 LP covers pictured in the middle including Pink Floyd-Piper at the Gates of Dawn, and "E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) Hayes - Middlesex - England, Made and Printed in Great Britain" at the bottom.

The Gramophone Co., Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): XAX.3419
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): XAX.3420
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): XAX 3419-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): XAX 3420-1
  • Rights Society: BIEM. NCB

Other Versions (5 of 314) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FA 3065 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Fame (2), EMI (2) FA 3065 2015 Sell This Version
ST 6242 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records ST 6242 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
SCXM 6157 The Pink Floyd* The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, RE) Columbia SCXM 6157 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CX 6157 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, Mono, Unofficial, Blu) Columbia (2) CX 6157 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SCX 6157 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, Unofficial, Pur) Columbia (2) SCX 6157 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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jrsmusic

jrsmusic

April 19, 2018
Let's just say I know people.... I picked the RSD MONO LP today, and I'm impressed. This is the psychedelic record that blew the minds of countless future hero's. I own five copies of this from various era's. This mono edition sounds like a 60's record. It's loud, moody, and distorted in spots as I can assumed was intended. The vinyl is relatively quiet. The packaging is cool too, flip open box contains poster and retro style lp fold/glued sleeve, record is given a gold label and comes in a rice paper sleeve. It's rumored this is the one and only run of this pressing.
black-shuck

black-shuck

March 23, 2018
just in case anyone doesnt know this- the title Piper at the Gates of Dawn is taken from the chapter of the same name in Kenneth Grahames masterpiece The Wind in the Willows, Graham was a slow writer who confessed to finding the writing process difficult, but suddenly in this book the chapter in question unfolds like an astonishing, sublime prayer of breathtaking beauty, Ratty and Mole are on the river at night and hear an unearthly music, eventually they attune to it and follow the sounds through the wilderness, and come into the presence of the great Horned God, who is protecting a lost character, it is one of the most profound pieces of writing, its about the spirit of nature, the essence of albion, actual beauty, and the god is Pan. its something extraordinarily precious, a masterpiece, everyone should perhaps read it. its better than the lp and torn from Grahame's soul.
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

January 10, 2018
Wasn't there a mono repress from 1969? It was on the black and white Columbia label.
http://pinkfloydarchives.com/DUKLPPF.htm#Pipermono2
optiscore

optiscore

January 7, 2018
Very underrated. Has some very fine songs and lyrics and stylish album design
kapervisser

kapervisser

June 10, 2016
I think it is a shame misleading people by writing 'analogue 'on the cover. They haven't mentioned the word: 'digital'. But it doesn't sound to bad.
TOMYKA5

TOMYKA5

December 18, 2015
Two dutch Fame issues (one mono) are not here.
logalz_

logalz_

December 3, 2015
If the back cover top says file is it first pressing ?
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

December 2, 2015
Labels should have underneath 'Columbia':
'SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS'
Imaxandco

Imaxandco

October 8, 2015
What happened to the mono grey label one box release ? Why it has been deleted ???