Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Rest In Peace Syd Barrett

Syd Barret(founding member of Pink Floyd)
who was in pink floyd until '68
died friday the 7th
personaly i was quite shocked
when i read that he died
and probaly also dropped some tears
while listening to some songs by him
i prefered the syd perriod of Pink Floyd
and his solo records are also good(wich i really need to get)

bbc article

oor article(dutch)
Rolling Stone interview from '71

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (January 6, 1946July 7, 2006)

here´s a good video tribute to Syd

here's some Music:
i assume everybody who visits my blog allready has his solo works
so here are some compilations with different versions and non-album tracks
Opel[Japan/UK version]
For several years, the existence of "lost" material by Barrett had been speculated on by the singer's vociferous cult, fueled by numerous patchy bootlegs of intriguing outtakes. The release of Opel lived up to, and perhaps exceeded, fans' expectations. With 14 tracks spanning 1968 to 1970, including six alternate takes and eight songs that had never been officially released in any form, it is equally as essential as his two 1970 LPs. The tone is very much in keeping with his pair of solo albums; ragged, predominantly acoustic, melodic, and teetering on the edge of dementia. At the same time, it's charming and lyrically pungent, with Barrett's inimitable sense of childlike whimsy. The production is generally more minimal than on his other albums, even bare-bones at times, but if anything, this adds to the music's stark power. Highlights are the lengthy brooding title track, the multi-layered swirl of "Swan Lee," the alternate take of "Dark Globe" (with much better, more restrained vocals than the previous version), and the exuberant, infectious "Milky Way." Meticulous liner notes and excellent sound complete this lovingly archival package.
this is the japanese version wich has 19 tracks
wich is the same as the uk version

get it

Last Recording Session 1974(Have You Got It Yet? Disc 4)

tracks from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).
all are instrumental
get it


Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear That I'm not here."
- Jugband Blues


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee dirk sietse i as youre mother, says i like your blog very much, i as a pinkfloyd lover did not now that someone from PF died, super how you keep up every thing love jane your mom

9:48 PM  
Blogger Time Traveller said...

I put Milky Way on my blog as my tribute to Syd. It is a beautiful song from a true genius! He will be missed! Rest in peace Syd!!!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Lizardson said...

So sad...
I should post something about Syd at my blog too.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

Syd barrett the genius the pioneer the legend rests in peace now, may all who behold his music raise a glass and hear him one last time. He whose talent was squelched too early in his lifetime live on in another existence still astounding those who care to open their ears and listen to a monarch that withstands all time.
Rest in peace syd, we love you and will miss you.

5:34 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I never tought I could be moved to tears by the death of someone I never knew...

5:51 PM  

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