Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono - test pressing)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • GB1967-07-07
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)Scfp 40253 B-3-1-1 7[none]
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono)The Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • GB1967-08-05
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • GB1967-08-05
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • CA1967-10-02
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)ST 6242[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl9
  • US1967-10-21
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)ST 5093, ST-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl9
  • US1967-10-21
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)T 5093, T-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCTX 340.568, SCTX 340.568 T, SCTX 340568[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SMC 74321[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl12
Ever Clean Records, OdeonOP-8229[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink FloydCassette11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)TC-SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl9
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)ST 5093, ST-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl9
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)T 5093, T-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl9
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)ST 5093, ST-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl9
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)ST 5093, ST-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)1C 064-04 292[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono)The Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl9
Tower (60s Capitol Records subsidiary)ST 5093, ST-5093[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl12
OdeonOP-80281[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl12
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)EMS-80317[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Fame (US EMI budget reissues)FA 3065[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl12
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)EMS-50104[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCassette11
Fame (US EMI budget reissues)TC-FA 3065[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • US1987-01-23
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • JP1987-02-25
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2, CP32-52694988006609174
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (EMI Swindon pressing)Pink FloydCD11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)038-7 46384 1077774638418
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
Fame (US EMI budget reissues)FA 30655099941306512
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • GB1994-10-10
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998), EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 31261 2 5, CDEMD 1073724383126125
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • XE1994-10-17
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 31261 2 5724383126125
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
EMI Music Canada, EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 31261 2 5724383126125
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (BIEM/SIAE)Pink FloydCD11
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 31261 2 5, CDEMD 1073724383126125
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)46384, CDP 0777 7 46384 2 5077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • JP1995-01-18
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)TOCP-84124988006701922
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (mono edition)Pink FloydCD11
  • GB1997-08-04
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 59857 2 0, CDEMD 1110724385985720
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (30th anniversary edition)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • GB1997-08-18
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 59857 1
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • JP2001-05-30
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)SCX 6157, TOCP-657314988006791695
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • JP2006-09-06
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)TOCP-538034988006846548
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary standard mono / stereo edition)Pink Floyd2×CD11 + 11
  • XE2007-09-03
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)503 92325099950392322
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary complete edition)Pink FloydDigital Media31
  • XW2007-09-03
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099950391929
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary edition)Pink Floyd2×CD11 + 11
  • US2007-09-04
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)50999 503923 225099950392322
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary deluxe edition)Pink Floyd3×CD11 + 11 + 9
  • XE2007-09-11
  • GB2007-09-11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 5 03919 2 9, 50999-503919-2-95099950391929
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary deluxe edition)Pink Floyd3×CD11 + 11 + 9
  • US2007-09-11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 503919 2 9, 50999-503919-2-95099950391929
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary edition)Pink Floyd2×CD11 + 11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 503923 2 25099950392322
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (“Why Pink Floyd...?” Discovery edition)Pink FloydCD11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 028935 2 55099902893525
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (remastered)Pink FloydDigital Media11
  • XW2011-09-26
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099968076153
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (“Why Pink Floyd...?” Discovery edition)Pink FloydCD11
  • US2011-09-27
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)50999 028935 2 55099902893525
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (remastered)Pink FloydDigital Media11
Parlophone (UK)5099968076153
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (40th anniversary complete edition)Pink FloydDigital Media31
Parlophone (UK)5099950391929
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11
  • XE2016-01-15
Pink Floyd RecordsPFR15099902893525
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2016 Pink Floyd Records issue)Pink FloydCD11
  • US2016-01-15
Pink Floyd RecordsPFR1, PFR1 88875170842888751708426
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • CA2016-06-03
  • US2016-06-03
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Pink Floyd Records88875184181, PFRLP1888751841819
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2016 Pink Floyd Records issue)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • XE2016-06-03
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Pink Floyd Records0825646493197, PFRLP1, PFRLP1 0825646493197825646493197
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • JP2016-07-06
Pink Floyd RecordsSIJP 114547366262735
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2011 remastered version)Pink FloydDigital Media11Pink Floyd Records190295990732
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydDigital Media11Pink Floyd Records5099968076153
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydDigital Media11Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (reissue division of Sony Music Entertainment)886445635799
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Japanese paper sleeve reissue)Pink FloydCD11
  • JP2017-11-01
Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 54014547366312706
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (RSD remastered mono)Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • XE2018-04-21
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Pink Floyd Records0190295690199, PFRLP260190295690199
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydDigital Media11
Pink Floyd RecordsG010003446085K886445613193
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (2011 remastered version)Pink FloydDigital Media11
Pink Floyd Records5099902985053
The Piper at the Gates of DawnThe Pink Floyd12" Vinyl11Columbia Records (EMI-owned 1931-1990, worldwide except US, CA, MX, ES, & JP; largely defunct since Jan 1973)SCX 6157[none]
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydDigital Media11EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink FloydCD11EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)CDP 7 46384 2077774638425
Bootleg
The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd12" Vinyl11
  • BR2006-02-16
Harvest (bootleg producer)7 031064 4292019991205048083
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn: High Resolution RemastersPink Floyd4×CD20 + 22 + 23 + 27
Stethoscope Records & TapesSTR567[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Flaming / The Gnome
Interstellar Overdrive
See Emily Play / Scarecrow by The Pink Floyd
included in:A Nice Pair
Discovery
Oh by the Way
Progressive Story by Pink Floyd / The Nice / Steve Miller Band / Deep Purple
The Pink Floyd Collection
part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 14) (order: 14)
Rolling Stone: 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time: pub_2022-07-01 (number: 73) (order: 73)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 253) (order: 253)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 347) (order: 347)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 347) (order: 347)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/19546 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/d59x [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/the_piper_at_the_gates_of_dawn/ [info]
https://www.offiziellecharts.de/album-details-5921 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000191309 [info]
Wikidata:Q202714 [info]

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For all who know the tragic story of Syd Barrett's meteoric rise and fall in the world of art rock, it's generally agreed that, between the first psychedelic strains of "Arnold Layne" and the mumbled torture of "Late Night", his creative zenith was The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. Recorded in the run-up to the Summer Of Love in a studio next to the one where the Beatles were putting the finishing touches to Sgt Pepper, this album remains a pinnacle of English psychedelic music. It's filled with the child-poet musings of a mind not yet oppressed, but free to wander between fairy tales and cosmic explorations and still be home in time for tea.

Born to the tail end of the blues boom, Syd's Pink Floyd (originally the Tea Set), were tailor-made for the nascent underground. Free from a (visible) desire to make with the chart success (man), they also had the requisite backgrounds to get them in on the ground floor with the middle class tastemakers. Along with the Soft Machine they forged their sound - stuttering swooping telecasters and eastern-tinged organ wig outs over hypnotic beds of rhythm - in the clubs of West End London. By this point they had wooed EMI into signing them and, following the bad sales ploy of having their first single, "Arnold Layne" banned as it reached number 20, they finally struck top ten territory with "See Emily Play". It was lucky that, by this time, the album was mostly completed, because it was this sudden propulsion into the limelight that was to prove poor Syd's undoing. Enforced 'package' tours with other chart acts (as well as the equally bemused Jimi Hendrix Experience) were to prove too much exposure for the deeply insecure artist.

The first side opens with the outer space chatter of a thousand space missions intoning the names of the stars and we're plunged in to a prime slice of mid-sixties freak-out territory. Syd's guitar is fabulously lithe. There follows a series of tales of cats, silver shoes, unicorns, mice called Gerald, bikes, gnomes, scarecows and the I Ching. Sounds horrible, doesn't it? But in 1967 this was fresh and new, and what's more it's delivered utterly charmingly and with no hint of received American pronunciation merely to be cool. It's been said before, but this is Edward Lear for the acid generation.

Then in the black hole between these tracks we get Syd's other side, the shining, blasted sci fi tones of his guitar rumbling through the extended work out of "Interstellar Overdrive".

This is the paradox with Barrett. He could seemingly write material that was both poppy and deeply out there with ease. Who knows how the Floyd would have sounded had he held on. Definitely different that's for sure. But Piper remains a testament to a mind that, for a brief spell, saw no boundaries...