A Nice Pair

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A Nice Pair
A Nice Pair
LP by Pink Floyd
Released December 1973 (US) January 1974 (UK)
Recorded (compilation)
Genre Rock
Length ? min ? sec
Labels Harvest Records (UK) Capitol Records (US)
Producers Various
Professional reviews
AMG 2 / 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:mxe997i7kr0t)
Pink Floyd Chronology
Masters of Rock vol. 1
(1974)
A Nice Pair
(1974)
Wish You Were Here
(1975)

A Nice Pair is a compilation album by Pink Floyd. The album is basically The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets sold in a new gatefold sleeve. On the American issue, the Ummagumma recording of "Astronomy Domine" replaces the original recording on the UK edition. The album reached #36 in the US and was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in March of 1994.

Of note is that the album's cover depicts an uncensored (in many territories) picture of a woman's breasts, while The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking had another woman's buttocks censored, in the United States, after a large amount of controversy.

The cover is by the Hipgnosis group, who did many other Pink Floyd covers, including Dark Side of the Moon. It was actually a series of covers that were not strong enough on their own, so they were put together.

The album was the next U.S. release for the band after Dark Side of The Moon, which confused many young fans, as it covers the early, primitive, psychedelic sound of the Syd Barrett period of Pink Floyd, rather than the Alan Parson engineered production of "Dark Side."






Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Pop Albums 36
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