The Early Singles
The Early Singles
Released November 24, 1992
Recorded 1967 - 1968
Genre Progressive Rock, Psychadelic Rock
Length 33:23
Label EMI
Producer(s) Norman Smith and Joe Boyd
The Early Singles is a CD that is available only on Pink Floyd's 1992 Shine On box set. It is a compilation of the first five Pink Floyd singles, in order. After these releases, the band did not officially issue another single in their home territory of Britain until 1979.

Except for the song "Scarecrow", which appeared on The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967), and "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", a live version of which was on Ummagumma, the rest of the tracks were not released on any studio albums. Although several of the tracks appeared on earlier compilations (notably Relics (1971) and Works (1983)), this was the first release that brought the 1960s singles together.

The tracks "Apples and Oranges'" and "'Point Me at the Sky" were previously unreleased in the United States and The Early Singles CD marked the tracks' first official appearance in the US.

Track Listing

All tracks written by Syd Barrett, except as noted.

  1. "Arnold Layne" – 2:57
  2. "Candy and a Currant Bun" – 2:47
    • 1-2 released as a single on March 11, 1967
  3. "See Emily Play" – 2:54
  4. "Scarecrow" – 2:10
    • 3-4 released as a single on June 17, 1967
  5. "Apples and Oranges" – 3:08
  6. "Paintbox" (Wright) – 3:47
    • 5-6 released as a single on November 18, 1967
  7. "It Would Be So Nice" (Wright) – 3:46
  8. "Julia Dream" (Waters) – 2:35
    • 7-8 released as a single on April 13, 1968
  9. "Point Me at the Sky" (Waters / Gilmour)– 3:35
  10. "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" (Waters / Gilmour / Wright / Mason) – 5:44
    • 9-10 released as a single on December 7, 1968


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