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    I just got a page proof of the article on recording Pink Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" that will be in the December issue of EQ. It's freakin' fascinating. One thing I didn't know was that a 3-CD set of Piper (stereo, mono, and miscellaneous material - singles etc.) was released last year. I zipped over to Amazon.com as fast as my mouse could click and ordered one...if this thread is still alive when it comes, I'll post reactions.

    Somehow Jeff Touzeau got Norman Smith to open up about the recordings, something I understand he hasn't really done up until now. It's so cool, especially because out of the thousands of albums and CDs that I have, I've probably played "Piper" more than any of them.

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    More than any other album?
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    • #4
      More than any other album?


      Well, I have it from confidential sources that Craig has played "Abba's Greatest Hits" a couple more times than "Piper"...

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      • #5
        Freakin great record, and you'll love the box set.
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        • #6
          More than any other album?


          Yes. I'm pretty sure second would be Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way," third, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and fourth, "Are You Experienced."
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            5th would be that Poison album with the 4 transvestites on the cover
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            • #8
              Oh man, am I the only one here that had never heard of this CD until you posted about it?

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              • #9
                So far, Rabid.

                I'm guessin' you're just not old...







                It's a mighty fine record, if you like your rock on the outside side of progressive.

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                  Well, it is 40 years old, so you probably missed it the first time around. But it's considered a true classic, so it's the obligation of those who know about it to turn new generations on to a truly unique recording. Love it or hate it, there's been nothing like it before or since.
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                  • #11
                    I remember going to EJ Korvette's in Paramus, NJ, just after I got into high school and saw Piper in the bin and thought...hmm...I wonder if it's psychedelic, and if it is, is it good? I had limited funds to buy albums that I was not familiar with at the time. My paper route did not pay much.
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                    • #12
                      Ah... Piper... takes me back to my first experiments with peyote & such, around '67 or so.

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                      • #13
                        Great Floyd piece in the latest Guitar World
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                        • #14
                          I remember going to EJ Korvette's in Paramus, NJ, just after I got into high school and saw Piper in the bin and thought...hmm...I wonder if it's psychedelic, and if it is, is it good? I had limited funds to buy albums that I was not familiar with at the time. My paper route did not pay much.


                          But at Korvette's you could always wait for the label sale!

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                          • #15
                            Craig, the Piper box is really great. You will enjoy it!

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