Mono Version of Pink Floyd’s Debut Album Released For Record Store Day
Mono Version of Pink Floyd’s Debut Album
‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ Released For Record Store Day
For Record Store Day 2018 (Saturday 21st April), Pink Floyd will release the band’s debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn on vinyl, with a new mono 2018 remaster by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman, via participating retailers. Remastered from the original 1967 mono mix, the limited quantity release is delivered on premium 12″ 180-gram black vinyl and comes paired with a 540 x 388mm poster on art paper, as well as a foil blocked outer wallet.
To differentiate the mono version for buyers, Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, with Peter Curzon, has created some additional packaging in the form of a card envelope which features a psychedelic design, including a gold-embossed version of the graphic by Syd Barrett which also features on the reverse of the original mono LP. The package also includes gold and black labels, a gold sticker, and a poster featuring the original photograph (taken by the late Colin Prime in Ruskin Park, South London) that inspired Syd’s graphic.
The actual album sleeve is, as usual, a close recreation of the original sleeve design, but with all details listing its ‘mono’ status.