PINK FLOYD: See Emily Play 2:55-Scarecrow-U.S. 1967 Tower 356 Original DJ PROMO
The Pink Floyd: "See Emily Play" 2:55-Scarecrow-U.S. 1967 Tower 356
Original DJ Promotional copyYes, they called themselves "The Pink Floyd" at this time. (and earlier they were "The Pink Floyd Sound")
Original jacket, predating the latter jacket with Syd's train drawing.
Record appears to be unplayed new condition, with only a bit of dust. I have not cleaned it, or played it.
- Producer – Norman Smith
- Written-By – Syd Barrett
- mono, 7" Promo, Styrene
- Only 250 copies pressed.
- Tower label # 356
Pink Floyd's second single, "See Emily Play", on 16 June 1967, peaking at number 6 in the UK.
released as their second single in June 1967. Written by original frontman Syd Barrett and recorded on 23 May 1967, it featured "The Scarecrow" as its B-side. It was released as a non-album single, but appeared as the opening track of the American edition of their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).
"See Emily Play" is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list and reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom singles chart.As of 2018, the song has never been mixed to stereo, so the US album version was rechannelled and all subsequent reissues have been in mono.
The details as to the recording remain shrouded in mystery due to the lack of paperwork in the EMI archive. Engineer Jeff Jarrett recalls that "See Emily Play" was recorded in a much longer form which was then edited down for the single release. It was recorded at Sound Techniques studios on 21 May 1967. There was much trickery involved in the recording with backward tapes, much use of echo and reverb, and the first piano bridge between the first chorus and second verse was recorded at a slow pace then sped up for the final master.
Collectors note: The four-track master tape was wiped or misplaced. It no longer exists and has never been mixed into true stereo; it was reprocessed for fake stereo on the 1971 Relics compilation.
And THIS is one of the only 250 copies ever made. Certainly a rare piece of musical history that was hidden away and preserved. This is as close to the original master tape as can be obtained.
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