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Pink Floyd's Piper At the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd's debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, epitomized the remarkable year of 1967, and is today considered to be a prime example of English psychedelia.
The album's tracks, predominantly written by Barrett, showcase poetic and surreal lyrics, often referring to folklore (such as The Gnome). Recorded at Abbey Road, the album reflected the new technologies in electronics through its prominent use of stereo panning and electric keyboards.
Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother
Atom Heart Mother was Pink Floyd's first number one album. Ambitious and challenging, the main title piece was an extended instrumental suite co-written and arranged by avant-garde composer Ron Geesin. Thirty-five years on, Ron Geesin revisits the work and describes the circumstances surrounding the creation of the album. We also hear the views of David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
Also included are reviews of performances of the prototype work The Amazing Pudding performed by Pink Floyd without the orchestra from radio and television archives, and rare radio archive recordings of Floyd performing of Fat Old Sun.
Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here was released in September 1975 as the follow up to Dark Side Of The Moon - a pretty hard act to follow, but in many respects this amazing new album outshone its illustrious predecessor. Shine On You Crazy Diamond with its majestic introduction is arguably the finest recording in the entire Pink Floyd career. On this flawless album every track pulls its weight and the title track Wish You Were Here, which was revived for Live 8, has gone on to achieve classic status