Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pink Floyd to reissue debut album for Record Store Day

Pink Floyd will reissue a newly-remastered mono version of their 1967 debut album, “The Piper At The Gates of Dawn”, on vinyl as part of Record Store Day on April 21.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the band’s original lineup of vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett, bassist Roger Waters, keyboardist Richard Wright and drummer Nick Mason, the project introduced Pink Floyd beyond the UK underground scene while being hailed as one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time.

Remastered from the original 1967 mono mix by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, the limited-edition Record Store Day release is delivered on premium 12” 180-gram black vinyl, and comes with an exclusive poster as well as a foil blocked outer wallet.

The 2018 reissue is the latest release from Pink Floyd Records, which recently marked global sales of over 1 million vinyl LPs since its launch in June 2016.

The annual Record Store Day event celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale – for more details, visit recordstoreday.com

Pink Floyd released their final album, “The Endless River”, in 2014.

With more than 250 million albums worldwide – including 75 million in the US alone – the band were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005.

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