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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the debut album by Pink Floyd. The cover was made using a special lens

given to the cover designer by George Harrison. Much of the music had sound effects from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band which was being recorded at the same time in the next room over at Abbey Road Studios.

The album's been remastered and re-released in a package similar to the originals

Track ListingEdit

  1. Astronomy Domine (4:12)
  2. Lucifer Sam (3:07)
  3. Matilda Mother (3:08)
  4. Flaming (2:46)
  5. Pow R. Toc H. (4:26)
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk (3:06)
  7. Interstellar Overdrive (9:41)
  8. The Gnome (2:13)
  9. Chapter 24 (3:24)
  10. The Scarecrow (2:11)
  11. Bike (3:21)

Review Edit


Pink Floyd:


  • Norman Smith - Producer
  • Peter Brown - Engineer
  • Vic Singh - Cover Photography


  • The cover art is the four band members reflected. The back is a silhouette of the members cheering in some way.
  • This is the only album where Syd Barrett is the main vocalist (he does have credits for A Saucerful of Secrets, but only for a few songs.)
  • It is very different from Pink Floyd's later albums, as the songs sound cheerier compared to albums like Meddle or the second studio album A Saucerful of Secrets.

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