Pink Floyd - 1967: The First Three Singles

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Posted on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:21pm
by John MacMillan

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Release Type

Extended Play (EP)

Release Year

1997

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Label

EMI

 

Album Overview

1967: The First Three Singles, or 1967 Singles Sampler, is a limited-edition compilation album by Pink Floyd.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Arnold Layne2:55
2Candy And A Currant Bun2:46
3See Emily Play2:54
4Scarecrow2:09
5Apples And Oranges3:05
6Paint Box3:47

Release

1967: The First Three Singles was released in 1997 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band. It features the band's first three singles, which were written mostly by their band leader, Syd Barrett. The album was distributed by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in the United States. All tracks are either extended or edited versions of the original singles.

Singles

"Arnold Layne"—released on 11 March 1967—reached number 20 in the charts while "See Emily Play"—released 16 June 1967—made it to number 6, their highest charting single in the UK until the release of "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" in 1979. "Apples and Oranges"—from 18 November 1967—was largely overlooked, with Roger Waters blaming its poor sales on bad production.

Cover

The album cover includes the original artwork which was found on each of the singles. "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" both later appeared on Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd in 2001. All of these appear on the 40th anniversary, three-disc edition, of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as "Scarecrow" appears on the album and the third disc has the others.

Personnel

Pink Floyd

  • Syd Barrett – guitar, lead vocals (except "Paint Box")
  • Nick Mason – drums, percussion
  • Roger Waters – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Wright – keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Paint Box"

Credits

  • Cover art: Storm Thorgerson
  • Original cover art: Syd Barrett
  • Producer: Joe Boyd
  • Producer: Norman Smith
  • Written-By: Richard Wright
  • Written-By: Syd Barrett

Notes

This is a Mono recording Tracks 1 and 2 produced by Joe Boyd Tracks 3-6 produced by Norman Smith ℗ 1997 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd © 1997 EMI Records Ltd Released in a foldout cardboard sleeve.

 

Attribution

1967: The First Three Singles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967:_The_First_Three_Singles
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