Singing a Song in the Morning

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"Singing a Song in the Morning"
Single by Kevin Ayers and The Whole World
B-side "Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)"
Released Feb 1970
Format 7"
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 2:48
Label Harvest HAR 5011
Writer(s) Kevin Ayers
Producer(s) Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones
Kevin Ayers and The Whole World singles chronology
"Singing a Song in the Morning"
"Butterfly Dance"

"Singing a Song in the Morning" (originally titled "Religious Experience") was the first Kevin Ayers single, released three months after his debut solo LP Joy of a Toy. It did not feature on the album, however, the b-side, "Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)", was taken from the album and is considered a classic Ayers recording.

For the recording of Syd Barrett's first solo album—The Madcap Laughs—Soft Machine was brought in to do overdubs for a few of Barrett's tracks.[1] It was during this time, Barrett did guitar for Ayers on his track "Religious Experience",[2][3] this version was not released until the 2003 reissue of Joy.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kevin Ayers.

  1. "Singing a Song in the Morning"
  2. "Eleanor's Cake (Which Ate Her)"



  1. ^ a b Manning, Toby (2006). "The Underground". The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 27. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  2. ^ Bush, John (23 April 2012). "The Harvest Years 1969-1974 - Kevin Ayers : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ A SONG IN THE MORNING "Unrelease Pink Floyd material: Singing a Song in the Morning". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 

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