Pink Floyd ‎– The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Columbia ‎– SX 6157
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, 1st pressing
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Tracklist

A1 Astronomy Domine 4:11
A2 Lucifer Sam 3:07
A3 Matilda Mother 3:08
A4 Flaming 2:46
A5 Pow R. Toc H. 4:26
A6 Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk 3:06
B1 Interstellar Overdrive 9:40
B2 The Gnome 2:13
B3 Chapter 24 3:42
B4 The Scarecrow 2:11
B5 Bike 3:21

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Notes

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 358) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7 46384 2 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(CD, Album, RE) EMI CDP 7 46384 2 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
SHLP-9514 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, RE) Harvest, EMI SHLP-9514 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
1C 062-04 292 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, RP) Columbia 1C 062-04 292 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
TC-FA 3065 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(Cass, Album) Fame, EMI, Kent (2) TC-FA 3065 Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
EUCD-0034 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(CD, Album, Unofficial) Euroton EUCD-0034 Hungary Unknown Sell This Version

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DIMZ

DIMZ

May 23, 2020
I have a very first press of this one
matrix is 1G, 1G (both sides)
nm or at least a very strong VG+++
what would be a fair price ?
thanks
d-niceguy15

d-niceguy15

February 25, 2020
Further to my comment, my original blue Columbia label first press has the Ernest J Day flip back sleeve. The top right on the reverse of the cover states “SCX 6157 stereo” but at the bottom next to the Columbia EMI labels it states “This mono record has been produced....” etc. The very bottom of the reverse side of the cover (on the flip back) states “6709 TPS Printed and made by Ernest J Day & Co. Ltd., London SX 6157/SCX 6157”. The label on the record states a cat. no. of SX 6157, and the matrix no’s are XAX 3419-2, 3420-1, which is obviously a mono pressing. Is this a hybrid pressing due to a dual format cover but a mono lp?
d-niceguy15

d-niceguy15

February 24, 2020
I have an original first pressing blue Columbia labelled mono disc but in a flip back Ernest J Day stereo sleeve. Does anyone else have this? Was this a pressing plant error?
RachaelTyrell

RachaelTyrell

November 24, 2019
God how I loved this record back in the mid 70's!

But I was never a Floyd fan, I turned down the offer to see them at Earls Court in 73 because, as a teenage 'krautrocker' honed on Faust and Can, Floyd seemed pretty tame. Faust were the first band I saw live .... go figure.

But in 1978 when I had grown tired of the Clash and Pistols I remembered Syd Barrett was responsible for some great pop records, so I amazed all my friends by buying Piper. Here was some pretty essential proto punk - along with late the period Yardbirds - The Pink Floyd had made some fine pop singles and inadvertently sullied forth into the territory a few years ahead of punk rock proper. So Lucifer Sam rubbed his Science Friction shoulders with XTC's 3D EP on my crappy Garrard SP25. Of course a bit later it came out that a lot of punk era bands held Mr Barretts Pink Floyd in high esteem, as they rightly should.

Barrett was a far far better guitarist than he is given credit for, he was doing the slide with the echo years before his replacement copied him. His choppy rhythm playing is breathtaking, his sense of timing immaculate. Hell his bandmates owed him a huge debt, from the Jugband Blues brass band on Atom Heart Mother through to Waters' drawing most of his subject matter from 'what happened to Syd' the debt is openly obvious.

But Waters never had Barratts' gift for putting words into simple binary juxtapositions - Moonshine Washing line ... See-through, baby blue ...Doors Bang - chain gang - this is the stuff of genius. What Barrett brought to the group was his ferocious energy, Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam, Arnold Layne they all rocket along at the speed of life!

Post Barrett they became a lot more laid back and dreamy, the slightly burnt out feeling you got coming down off the acid instead of the kick of it coming on.

Ancestral45s

Ancestral45s

February 13, 2019
This isn't rare or difficult to find. Stop posting for crazy prices.
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