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Released as a single in the U.K. just prior to their debut album, and rudely stuck on the reshuffled U.S. version (buh-bye “Astronomy Dominé”), “See Emily Play” is a primal piece of psychedelic pop that — in the U.K. — definitely balanced mind-blowing music with a big giant hook-filled chorus.
“See Emily Play” starts off with Syd Barrett’s guitar and Richard Wright’s organ re-entering the atmosphere, as “See Emily Play” definitely takes place on Earth, Syd having been inspired by apparently seeing a girl sleeping in the woods while he was high on acid. As you do.