Piper At The Gates of Dawn Remastered Mono LP Out March 2022
Pink Floyd’s debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn is to be released as a remastered 180g mono vinyl record on 4th March 2022.
The remastered album was originally released for record store day back in 2018 (catalogue PFRLP26) in a limited supply of just 6,000, so in rather short supply. Now you can get hold of it as a regular release in glorious mono on LP (catalogue PFRLP38).
The album was remastered back in 2017 from the original mono analogue tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman and presented in mono form as originally intended. It was recorded at the now legendary Abbey Road Studios and is considered one of the quintessential psychedelic records of its era. It was originally released in August 1967.
Vic Singh used George Harrison Prism Lens for Cover Shot
Vic Singh, the photographer who created the original artwork, told NPF in an exclusive piece,…
I knew that a straight shot of the band would not work as the music was so original and far out. It needed a surreal-psyche type image. Special effects in 1967 were hard to come by especially on a low budget as the labs charged a fortune, digital technology did not exist. I had a prism lens that George Harrison had given me a few weeks earlier which I had never used. Stuck over the camera lens It multiplied and fused the image together, creating a psyche effect straight on the colour film, so I decided to use it. The photo session was booked for a one day shoot in the studio soon after and I asked the band to bring a selection of groovy clothes fashionable at that time.Vic Singh NPF Exclusive Article
Syd’s Barrett’s Album
Piper at the Gates of Dawn launched Pink Floyd onto the music scene and was largely written by Syd Barrett. A great psych pop album inspired in many ways by The Wind in the Willows book by Kenneth Grahame. It was the first and last album that Syd would write for the band before he was famously left behind and replaced by David Gilmour.
Original Piper 2018 Record Store Release – Photos and Poster
The description of the new release doesn’t mention a posted that the original release came with for Pink Floyd Record Store Day 2018 release. You can see the poster below.