The Pink Floyd* ‎– The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Columbia ‎– SCX 6157
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo

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A1 Astronomy Domine
Written-By – Barrett*
A2 Lucifer Sam
Written-By – Barrett*
A3 Matilda Mother
Written-By – Barrett*
A4 Flaming
Written-By – Barrett*
A5 Pow R. Toc H.
Written-By – Mason*, Wright*, Waters*, Barrett*
A6 Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Written-By – Waters*
B1 Interstellar Overdrive
Written-By – Mason*, Wright*, Waters*, Barrett*
B2 The Gnome
Written-By – Barrett*
B3 Chapter 24
Written-By – Barrett*
B4 The Scarecrow
Written-By – Barrett*
B5 Bike
Written-By – Barrett*

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Third stereo pressing.
Black label with silver text, white EMI logo in small rectangle at bottom, and white "Columbia" in large rectangle with lines on each side at top.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says: 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.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 6 o'clock and says: Made in GT Britain.
No " Sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions. See price lists." text on label.
Cover: "PINK FLOYD" at bottom ('The Pink Floyd' on labels). EMI logo in upper left corner.
Rear cover is white with Syd Barrett drawing with song titles and credits. Printed and Made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Front laminated, flipback rear.
Inner sleeve: Maroon 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.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): YAX 3419-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): YAX 3420-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Variant 1): YAX 3419-1 GO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Variant 1): YAX 3420-1 GM
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): YAX 3419
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): YAX 3420

Other Versions (5 of 315) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SX 6157 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia SX 6157 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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


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December 9, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
This listing description is for a 3rd pressing UK stereo release. The 4th pressing of this album has 2 EMI logos in rectangles at the 6 and 12 o'clock position. The 4th press also has a flipback glossy cover with a white back.


October 30, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Where to begin?

Astronomy Domine, of course! Icy waters underground... It's beautiful! That's all I can recall. Do you need an explanation for this? Yes. Do you get one?

Track two starts off in rocking fashion, which is quite unbecoming of the Floyd. Never mind, Syd soon remedies such worries with lyrics that mess you up. Yes, imagine such a thing! You're the left side, he's the right side.

You're a witch. I can hear it.

And then it comes.

"There was a King, who ruled the land. His majesty was in command, with silver eyes, the scarlet eagle showered silver on the people. Oh mother, tell me more…"

Next is "Flaming". Oh my... It's so beautiful! So beautiful.

Pow R. Toc H. is a tough one, it's challenging. Let that fear slide. It's all cool. You hear that piano, it's leading you on to things you already know. Let it flow.

Take Up Thy Stethosope And Walk... What an organ line! Flow with that for full effect, and prepare for heaven on earth!

Lie back. It's The Gnome.

He's a happy gnome. Wining, dining, biding his time.

Oooooooooh, my…

It is good.

Lie back. Close your eyes, and open your mind. Keep it open, and let it grow!

Chapter 24 is intricate. Listen carefully. Enjoy the bass, enjoy the music, but soak up the words.

Are you ready for Scarecrow? Good. Hear that lovely horse clopping? Yeah, go back to the start again.

Wait now for the words. Soak up what Syd says. So beautiful!

"The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows, stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere he didn't care. He stood in a field where barley grows…"

We end with Bike. It's BIG yes. It's really for Syd himself, but we can all listen in to Syd's room. He did invite us, after all.

Go ahead, follow Syd into his room! But please, don't forget, that you can leave whenever you like.

Just open your eyes, and you are awake.


March 14, 2010
If my catalog number matches this one, does it mean it's an original or first press?


November 30, 2009

perhaps it would be time to split this release in it's so numerous reissues.


April 20, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

If you ask me, this album has got to the best album of all time!! Syd Barrett influenced everyone from the Beatles to Radiohead and everything else in between!! This is very pioneering and still is today mainly because of the sounds that are used! Everything else is just second best! You can't top this album, its perfection and plus it would be impossible!! There isn't a bad track on this album, there all brilliant!!! 100 out of 10!!!