The Early Singles (Pink Floyd album)


The Early Singles (Pink Floyd album)

Infobox Album
Name = The Early Singles
Type = compilation
Artist = Pink Floyd


Released = November 24 1992
Recorded = 1967 - 1968
Genre = Psychedelic rock
Length = 33:23
Label = EMI (UK) Columbia (U.S.)
Producer = Norman Smith and Joe Boyd
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:2pouak4k5m3x link]
Chronology = Pink Floyd compilations
Last album = "Shine On"
(1992)
This album = "The Early Singles"
(1992)
Next album = ""
(1997)

"The Early Singles" is a CD that is available only on Pink Floyd's 1992 "Shine On" box set. It is a compilation of the first five Pink Floyd singles, in order. After these releases, the band did not officially issue another single in their home territory of Britain until 1979's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II".

Except for the song "The Scarecrow", which appeared on "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (1967), and "Careful with That Axe, Eugene", a live version of which was on "Ummagumma", the rest of the tracks were not released on any studio albums. Although several of the tracks appeared on earlier compilations (notably "Relics" (1971) and "Works" (1983), this was the first release that brought the 1960s singles together. To date, it is still the only official CD release to contain "Point Me at the Sky" and "It Would Be So Nice".

The tracks "Apples and Oranges" and "Point Me at the Sky" were previously unreleased in the United States and "The Early Singles" CD marked the tracks' first official appearance in the United States.

Track listing

All tracks written by Syd Barrett, except as noted.
# "Arnold Layne" – 2:57
#*"Lead vocals: Syd Barrett
# "Candy and a Currant Bun" – 2:47
#*"Lead vocals: Syd Barrett
#* "1-2 released as a single on March 11, 1967"
# "See Emily Play" – 2:54
#*"Lead vocals: Syd Barrett
# "The Scarecrow" – 2:10
#*"Lead vocals: Syd Barrett
#* "3-4 released as a single on June 17, 1967"
# "Apples and Oranges" – 3:08
#*"Lead vocals: Syd Barrett
# "Paintbox" (Rick Wright) – 3:47
#*"Lead vocals: Rick Wright
#* "5-6 released as a single on November 18, 1967"
# "It Would Be So Nice" (Rick Wright) – 3:46
#*"Lead vocals: Rick Wright
# "Julia Dream" (Roger Waters) – 2:35
#*"Lead vocals: Roger Waters
#* "7-8 released as a single on April 13, 1968"
# "Point Me at the Sky" (Roger Waters/David Gilmour)– 3:35
#*"Lead vocals: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright
# "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (David Gilmour/Roger Waters/Rick Wright/Nick Mason) – 5:44
#*"Instrumental
#* "9-10 released as a single on December 7, 1968"

Credits

* Syd Barrett - Lead guitar on tracks 1-6, lead vocals on tracks 1-5,
* David Gilmour - Lead guitar on tracks 7-10, lead vocals on tracks 8-9, backing vocals on track 7
* Nick Mason - drums, percussion
* Roger Waters - Bass Guitar, backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 and 9
* Rick Wright - Piano, organ, synthesizer, lead vocals on tracks 6-7 and 9, backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 4, and 5.

References

* [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PFArchives/DiscTOC.htm The Pink Floyd Discographies Page]
* [http://musicchain.net/tag/Syd%20Barrett MusicChain - Syd Barrett]
* [http://musicchain.net/tag/Pink%20Floyd MusicChain - Pink Floyd]


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