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Piper at the Gates of Dawn

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is Pink Floydís debut record, and the only one made under Syd Barrettís command. The album is dominated by bizarre lyrics about scarecrows, gnomes, bicycles and fairytales, along with psychedelic instrumental passages.

The song "Interstellar Overdrive" was recorded twice, and was placed on the album with one version straight on top of the other.

The albumís title comes from the seventh chapter of Kenneth Graham[?]ís The Wind in the Willows, where Ratty and Molly, while searching for a lost animal, get a religious experience. (ďThis is the place of my song-dream, the place the music played to me," whispered the Rat, as if in a trance. "Here, in this holy place, here if anywhere, surely we shall find Him!Ē).

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