Apples and Oranges (song)

"Apples and Oranges" is the third United Kingdom single by Pink Floyd, the final one written by Syd Barrett,[2][3] and released in 1967. The B-side was "Paint Box" written by Richard Wright. The song is about a girl whom the narrator meets at the supermarket. It is one of only a handful of songs by Pink Floyd which deals directly with love.

"Apples and Oranges"
Sleeve for UK promotional release; the UK retail single used a generic company sleeve
Single by Pink Floyd
B-side"Paint Box"
Released18 November 1967
Recorded26 and 27 October 1967
GenrePsychedelic pop[1]
Length3:08
LabelColumbia (EMI)
Songwriter(s)Syd Barrett
Producer(s)Norman Smith
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Flaming"
(1967)
"Apples and Oranges"
(1967)
"It Would Be So Nice"
(1968)
An Introduction to Syd Barrett track listing
18 tracks
  1. "Arnold Layne"
  2. "See Emily Play"
  3. "Apples and Oranges"
  4. "Matilda Mother"
  5. "Chapter 24"
  6. "Bike"
  7. "Terrapin"
  8. "Love You"
  9. "Dark Globe"
  10. "Here I Go"
  11. "Octopus"
  12. "She Took a Long Cool Look"
  13. "If It's In You"
  14. "Baby Lemonade"
  15. "Dominoes"
  16. "Gigolo Aunt"
  17. "Effervescing Elephant"
  18. "Bob Dylan Blues"

The song was recorded shortly before the band's US tour, on 26 and 27 October.[4]