Friday, 18 February 2011

Pink Floyd - 'The Piper At the Gates of Dawn'

Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 22nd February 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (NSW time) was :

"The Piper At the Gates of Dawn", by Pink Floyd (1967)

* Where were you when you first heard songs from this album?
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?
  • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the debut album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, and the only one made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership.
  • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s.
  • In 1967, both Record Mirror and NME gave the album four stars out of five.
  • Record Mirror commented that "the psychedelic image of the group really comes to life on this LP, which is a fine showcase for both their talent and the recording technique. Plenty of mindblowing sound."
  • Cash Box called it a "striking collection of driving, up to date rock ventures."
  • Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd's past producer Joe Boyd, both rated the album highly. Some, notably Pete Townshend, voiced the opinion of the underground fans, by suggesting that the album did not reflect the band's live performances.
  • In recent years the album has gained even more recognition. In 1999 Rolling Stone Magazine gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "the golden achievement of Syd Barrett". Q Magazine described the album as "indispensable," and included it in their best psychedelic albums of all time.
  • It was also ranked fortieth in Mojo magazines, The 50 Most Out There Albums of all Time. In 2000 Q magazine placed The Piper at the Gates of Dawn at number 55 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.
  • In 2003, the album was ranked number 347 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
  • Digital Dream Door also ranked The Piper at the Gates of Dawn number 2 on the "100 Greatest Psychedelic Albums" list.
  • The album was named as one of Classic Rock magazine's "50 Albums That Built Prog Rock". (Source)

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On next week's program, your featured album will be :
"Beggar's Banquet" by The Rolling Stones (from 1968).

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