Pink Floyd Producer NORMAN SMITH Dies

Posted by sulphurfury on Mar 7, 2008

Pink Floyd Producer NORMAN SMITH died yesterday, March 6, 2008, at the age of 85.

Norman Smith became famous for being the producer of Pink Floyd's first three albums. These first three albums let you hear the progression of the band towards Dark Side Of The Moon.

On album one, "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", released in 1967, the genius of founding member Syd Barrett is featured. Next on album two, "Saucerful of Secrets" released in 1968, Syd Barrett is only on a couple songs, but the other band members grow in his absence. As Syd Barrett disappears and the others forge a new sound, "Ummagumma" is released in 1969.

It is worth picking up NORMAN SMITH's book of stories of his life, including his accounts of working with Pink Floyd in the studio in the Sixties and beyond.

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