Syd Barrett - Syd Barrett

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Posted on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 2:30pm
by Ron Wallace

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Release Type

Compilation

Release Year

1974

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Label

Harvest

 

Album Overview

Syd Barrett is a 1974 double-album pairing of Syd Barrett's two solo albums, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, both originally released in the UK in 1970.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
The Madcap Laughs
1Terrapin
2No Good Trying
3Love You
4No Man's Land
5Dark Globe
6Here I Go
7Octopus
8Golden Hair
Notes

Lyrics By: James Joyce

9Long Gone
10She Took A Long Cold Look
11Feel
12If It's In You
13Late Night
Barrett
1Baby Lemonade
2Love Song
3Dominoes
4It Is Obvious
5Rats
6Maisie
7Gigolo Aunt
8Waving My Arms In The Air / I Never Lied To You
9Wined And Dined
10Wolfpack
11Effervescing Elephant

Cover

During the summer of 1965, Barrett had his first acid trip in the garden of his friend Dave Gale, with Ian Moore and Storm Thorgerson. While on the influence of the acid, Barrett had placed an orange, plum and a matchbox into a corner, while staring at the fruit, which he claimed symbolized "Venus and Jupiter". Thorgerson used this imagery when he added these items to the cover of Syd Barrett.

Release

After the unexpectedly massive success of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, EMI re-issued the Barrett-era albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets as A Nice Pair in the hope that fans would be interested in the band's earlier work with Barrett. Once that was a success, primarily in the US where both albums had initially flopped, Syd Barrett was compiled to meet demand.

As a result, The Madcap Laughs/Barrett (as it was titled in the US) made number 163, giving Barrett his only US chart album.

Personnel

Bass: David Gilmour
Drums: Jerry Shirley
Organ, Piano, Harmonium: Richard Wright
Vocals, Guitar: Syd Barrett

Credits

Artwork: Richard Evans
Composed By: Syd Barrett
Design [Cover]: Hipgnosis
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt
Engineer: Michael Sheady
Engineer: Peter Bown
Engineer: Peter Mew
Engineer: Phil McDonald
Engineer: Tony Clark
Producer: David Gilmour
Producer: Malcolm Jones
Producer: Roger Waters
Producer: Richard Wright
 

Attribution

Syd Barrett (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syd_Barrett_(album)
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