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Dave the Gnome 18 Jul 11 - 02:44 PM
SteveMansfield 18 Jul 11 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 18 Jul 11 - 02:55 PM
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Subject: Pink Floyd: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 02:44 PM

For reasons I will not go in to I was looking for Pink Floyd's Bike Song and made the following odd discovery.

The album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, had two versions - The UK one, which featured the Bike Song but not See Emily Play, and the US one which, you've guessed it, had Emily but not Bike.

Even though See Emily Play did very well in the UK charts it did not feature on a UK album until either Echoes or Relics (not sure which) Relics definietely had both Bike and Emily (along with the classicaly titled Careful with that axe, Eugene) - I know coz I had it.

Now, I know it ain't folk (Don't start!) but seeing as this is a transvestiteAtlantic forum can anyone expalin this? Or does anyone have any views?

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 02:53 PM

See Emily Play didn't feature on a Floyd LP until Relics, along with a fetching black and white line drawing cover drawn by Nick Mason, which my little brother took it upon himself to colour in one day ...

As for the See Emily Play / Bike substitution I refer you to the Weakepdia article on Piper hither.

Shine On indeed :)


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 02:55 PM

Relics; the album with Echoes on it was called Meddle, which had Eugene on it, which wasn't on Relics.


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 03:00 PM

Emily on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F94vHO7okZQ


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 03:53 PM

Eugene was definitely on the version of Relics I had!

Track listing

    "Arnold Layne" (Syd Barrett) – 2:56
       Single A-side released 11 March 1967
    "Interstellar Overdrive" (Barrett/Roger Waters/Richard Wright/Nick Mason) – 9:43
       From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967
    "See Emily Play" (Barrett) – 2:53
       Single A-side released 17 June 1967
    "Remember a Day" (Wright) – 4:29
       From A Saucerful of Secrets 1968
    "Paintbox" (Wright) – 3:33
       Single B-Side to "Apples and Oranges", released 18 November 1967
    "Julia Dream" (Waters) – 2:37
       Single B-Side to "It Would Be So Nice", released 13 April 1968
    "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason) – 5:45
       Single B-Side to "Point Me at the Sky", released 7 December 1968
    "Cirrus Minor" (Roger Waters) – 5:18
       From Soundtrack from the Film More 1969
    "The Nile Song" (Roger Waters) – 3:25
       From Soundtrack from the Film More 1969
    "Biding My Time" (Roger Waters) – 5:18
    "Bike" (Syd Barrett) – 3:21
       From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967

With the funky B&W cover. Maybe it was an inport? I can't remember that far back!

Thanks for the wikilink Steve - I tend to think Wiki as being a source of mis-information at times, forgetting how good it can be at others:-)

Cheers

Dave


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:02 PM

You know what? I'm making the old mistake of confusing Careful With that Axe Eugene and One of These Days I'm Going to Cut You Into Little Pieces.


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:20 PM

when I was about 15 or 16 I instructed my parents
that in the event of my tragic 'live fast die young' demise
I wanted "Bike" played at my cremation
and timed to fade out just as my coffin was engulfed
by the funereal flames...


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:31 PM

That comment is a Barrett lyric in itself SA :-)


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Smokey.
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 04:37 PM

Nice to see an outbreak of Good Taste around here ;-)

The re-mastered 'Relics' CD is well worth having, and the cover features a real model which someone made from the original cover drawing.


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Subject: RE: See Emily Play/Bike
From: RTim
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 05:14 PM

It is not possible, for copyright reasons, to play the YouTube video mentioned above
in the USA.

However Google video has a good version
see -
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4436399338243841474

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Pink Floyd: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 03:00 PM

See Emily Play was released as a single but Bike wasn't, and I got the impression somewhere that back in the mid-60s it was reasonably common in the UK for singles to be released just as singles and not also included on albums.

Certainly The Beatles did this with, for instance, Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields, both recorded for Sgt Pepper but then left off when released early as a double-A side. Wikipedia says "The Beatles usually did not include songs released as singles on their British albums"; though these two were later put on the Magical Mystery Tour LP.

On the other side, the album Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues contained their best-selling single Nights In White Satin as an integral part (the album is the story of a day with Nights at the end), so I suppose there's no hard and fast rule.

All those albums are from 1967.


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Subject: RE: Pink Floyd: See Emily Play/Bike
From: Cretzon
Date: 19 Jul 11 - 04:39 PM

As a slight aside to this, has anybody looked for a copy of the original sheet music to Arnold Layne or See Emily Play recently? We all had 'em in the sixties - well, I did - but try finding one now, and they'll come with a price tag of somewhere bewteen 150 to 200 quid for a good un. I've got a pretty good collection of original sixties sheet music, but I wish I'd paid more attention to hanging on to those two.

I wonder if Lady Gaga and The Edge Of Glory will be worth getting and hanging on to for forty five years.


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