| 4 August 1997|
Joe Boyd, Norman Smith
| Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81
Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock
The 1967 Singles Sampler, or 1967: The First Three Singles, is a limited-edition compilation album by Pink Floyd.
1967: The First Three Singles was released in 1997 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band. The album was distributed by EMI Records, and was released as limited-edition CD along with the vinyl. It features the band's first three singles, which were written mostly by their band leader, Syd Barrett. The vinyl and the limited edition CD were digitally remastered and are versions of the original singles.
"Arnold Layne"—released on 11 March 1967—reached number 20 in the charts while "See Emily Play"—released 16 June 1967—made it to number 6, their highest charting single in the UK until the release of "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" in 1979. "Apples and Oranges"—from 18 November 1967—was largely overlooked, with Roger Waters blaming its poor sales on bad production.
The album cover includes the original artwork which was found on each of the singles. "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" both later appeared on Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd in 2001. All of these appear on the 40th anniversary, three-disc edition, of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, as "Scarecrow" appears on the album and the third disc has the others.
All tracks written by Syd Barrett, except where noted.Pink Floyd
Syd Barrett – guitar, lead vocals (except "Paint Box"), original cover art
Nick Mason – drums, percussion
Roger Waters – bass guitar, backing vocals
Richard Wright – keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Paint Box"
Joe Boyd – production (tracks 1, 2)
Norman Smith – production (tracks 3−6)
Storm Thorgerson – cover art
1Arnold Layne2:541967: The First Three Singles Wikipedia
2Candy and a Currant Bun2:46
3See Emily Play2:54