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    The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Pink Floyd's debut album released in 1967, featuring the original line-up of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason.


    The title of Pink Floyd's debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett's favorite children's book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, distinctly British whimsy, albeit filtered through the perceptive lens of LSD. Barrett's catchy, melodic acid pop songs are balanced with longer, more experimental pieces showcasing the group's instrumental freak-outs, often using themes of space travel as metaphors for hallucinogenic experiences -- Astronomy Domine is a poppier number in this vein, but tracks like Interstellar Overdrive are some of the earliest forays into what has been tagged space rock. But even though Barrett's lyrics and melodies are mostly playful and humorous, the band's music doesn't always bear out those sentiments -- in addition to Rick Wright's eerie organ work, dissonance, chromaticism, weird noises, and vocal sound effects are all employed at various instances, giving the impression of chaos and confusion lurking beneath the bright surface.


    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation -- the pleasures of expanding one's mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett's subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time.


    - Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

    1. Astronomy Domine
    2. Lucifer Sam
    3. Matilda Mother
    4. Flaming
    5. Pow R. Toc H.
    6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
    7. Interstellar Overdrive
    8. The Gnome
    9. Chapter 24
    10. The Scarecrow
    11. Bike
    Pink Floyd
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Take Refuge In Clean Living

    Remastered For Vinyl From Original Recordings


    Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Take Refuge In Clean Living begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slow-burn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring Blade Runner, it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience, to epic Morricone rock hymns, to an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music. The touring incarnation of Grails in 2006 and 2007 included good friend and drummer Ben Nugent, allowing Emil Amos to switch to 3rd guitar for the band's live instrumentation. The DNA of this guitar-heavy line-up allowed for new kinds of arrangements and bigger melodies. In early 2007, the then-5-piece entered Steven Lobdell's (Faust) Audible Alchemy studio to document the new songs written with this augmented ensemble. Those sessions make up Take Refuge In Clean Living.


    Remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time in nearly a decade, Take Refuge In Clean Living sees Grails pulling back their already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it sonically flow in an effortless, laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they've created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. Take Refuge In Clean Living rightly suggested that Grails wouldn't run out of ideas.

    1. Stoned at the Taj Again
    2. PTSD
    3. 11th Hour
    4. Take Refuge
    5. Clean Living
    Grails
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    SF Sorrow (Out of Stock)

    Remastered From The Original Analogue Tapes


    Pressed On 180-Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    Packaged With The Original UK Artwork Sleeve, With Cover Art From Phil May.


    The Pretty Things created some of the most exciting and innovative records of the late sixties and early seventies.


    Winners of the Hero award at the 2009 Mojo Honors, the band have been name checked over the years by an array of artists ranging from The Clash, David Bowie and Aerosmith through to The Libertines and Kasabian.


    'SF Sorrow' is one of the great classics of the psychedelic era. The album stands favorable comparison with 'Sgt Pepper' and 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' as one of the defining records of the time. Originally recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 and 1968 it was the first and the most complete rock-opera to be recorded and released, pre-dating 'Tommy' by a full year.

    1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born
    2. Bracelets Of Fingers
    3. She Says Good Morning
    4. Private Sorrow
    5. Balloon Burning
    6. Death
    7. Baron Saturday
    8. The Journey
    9. I See You

    10. Well Of Destiny
    11. Trust

    12. Old Man Going
    13. Loneliest Person
    Pretty Things
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    SF Sorrow (Out of Stock)


    Re-Mastered From Original Analogue Tapes


    Packaged In Die-Cut 'Tombstone' Sleeve


    SF Sorrow is one of the great classics of the psychedelic era. The
    album stands favourable comparison with Sgt Pepper and Piper
    At The Gates Of Dawn as one of the defining records of the time.
    Originally recorded at Abbey Road in 1967 and 1968 it was the first
    and the most complete rock-opera to be recorded and released,
    pre-dating Tommy by a full year.


    This vinyl edition of the album has been newly re-mastered from the
    original analogue tapes. It is pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and
    packaged in a die-cut 'tombstone' sleeve, mirroring the original US
    LP design.

    1. S.F. Sorrow Is Born
    2. Bracelets Of Fingers
    3. She Says Good Morning
    4. Private Sorrow
    5. Balloon Burning
    6. Death
    7. Brand New Companion
    8. White Freightliner Blues
    9. To Live Is To Fly
    10. She Came And She Touched Me
    11. Talking Thunderbird Blues
    12. Rex's Blues
    13. Nine Pound Hammer
    Pretty Things
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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