Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
Track 5 on Side 1 ends that side, and is titled “Seamus”. It is in fact the same track as appeared on the “Live at Pompeii” video [see above] as “Mademoiselle Nobs”. It is unique amongst all the output of Pink Floyd in that the sole vocals are provided by a dog howling in perfect tune and time with the instrumental accompaniment.
I got this LP on the lovely Harvest Label:
and there is just one track on Side 2:
As you might see, this is called “Echoes”, and it is a masterpiece lasting over 21 minutes. Dave Gilmour is on record as saying that it started the classic and very successful period that the band enjoyed in the mid 1970s. It starts and ends with a beautiful, soft and soothing bit of vocals, with a brilliant and varied instrumental break in the middle. You really have to hear this track to appreciate fully its utter brilliance.
However, without doubt the most striking feature of this LP is the photo which occupies the whole of the inside of the gatefold sleeve, apart from the few words on the cover which are superimposed to the bottom right of each side of the inside cover. The photo shows the band as it was in 1971:
This was the year my sister got the band’s autographs while they were staying at the house of a schoolfriend of hers, but sadly she promptly lost them.