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 the great, late Syd Barrett, showcase poetic and surreal lyrics often referring to folklore (such as The Gnome). The eclectic mixture of music ranged from the avant-garde free-form piece Interstellar Overdrive, one of rock s first forays into deep space, to whimsical songs such as The Scarecrow. Recorded at Abbey Road, the album reflected the new technologies in electronics through its prominent use of stereo panning and electric keyboards. Their first studio album, Piper at the Dates of Dawn is key to understanding the phenomenon that went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide, and an estimated 73.5 million albums in the United States alone.
Release Date: 19 March 2012