July 29, 2011

Pink Floyd - 1968 was a pivotal year.

Mid-period Pink Floyd tonight. Point Me At The Sky was issued in December 1968. It was the first single by Pink Floyd failing to chart and the first Floyd single not to be released in the U.S.. Ironically, the B-Side which was Careful With That Axe, Eugene would go on to be a classic. But this was a transition period for the band. The loss of Syd Barrett put the responsibility of the bulk of song writing to Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour and this was one of their first collaborative efforts. It would take a few years before Dark Side Of The Moon would come out.

Point Me At The Sky was left off all their compilation albums, and subsequently became an insanely rare single, until the 1992 compilation Shine On was released where this track was featured on a bonus CD on early singles.

Tonight it's the original 45, so you might hear a few ticks and pops here and there.

It's still vintage Pink Floyd.

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