Apples and Oranges (3:07)

Cover of Masters of Rock

From Masters of Rock and 22 other releases

“It’s unlike anything we’ve done before. It’s a new sound. Got alot of guitar in it.
It’s a happy song, and it’s got a touch of Christmas. It’s about a girl I saw just walking round town, in Richmond. The ‘apples and oranges’ bit is the refrain in the middle.”

- Syd Barrett quoted in Melody Maker Dec., 1967.

When staying with Lyndsey , … would spend much of his time simply wandering the streets window-shopping and meandering along the banks of the Thames. One day he noticed an attractive young woman doing her shopping and decided to follow her. He trailed her for hours, finally ending up at the duck pond a short bus ride away on Barned Common. Syd’s recollection of this afternoon’s light stalking became Apples and Oranges…

- Cliff “Syd’s-Blind-From-Diabetes” Jones, “Wish You Were Here”, 1996.

“‘Apples and Oranges’ was destroyed by the production. It’s a fucking good song.”
- Roger Waters, “Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey”, Schaffner, Nicholas.


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