The 1967 Singles Sampler
, or 1967: The First Three Singles
, is a limited edition compilation album by Pink Floyd
which was released in 1997 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the band. It features the bands first three singles and b sides, which were written mostly by their band leader, Syd Barrett
. "Arnold Layne" reached number #20 in the charts while "See Emily Play" made it to number #6, their highest charting single in the U.K until the release of Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
in 1979. "Apples and Oranges" was largely overlooked, with Roger Waters
blaming its poor sales on bad production. "Paintbox" had been released previously along with "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play" on the Relics
compilation album. "Scarecrow" also featured on the band's debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
". 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 the Echoes compilation album in 2001.
- "Arnold Layne" - 2:55 (Barrett) (Released March 11th 1967)
- "Candy and a Currant Bun" - 2:46 (Barrett)
- "See Emily Play" - 2:54 (Barrett) (Released June 16th 1967)
- "Scarecrow" - 2:09 (Barrett)
- "Apples And Oranges" - 3:05 (Barrett) (Released November 18th 1967)
- "Paint Box" - 3:47 (Wright)
Note - all tracks are either extended or edited versions of the original singles.