Syd Barrett discography

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Syd Barrett discography
Studio albums 2
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 6
Singles 1
Main article: Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett was the original frontman and song-writer for Pink Floyd.

With Pink Floyd he recorded and wrote the majority of songs for their first album –The Piper at the Gates of Dawn– and was credited for one song ("Jugband Blues") on their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets. To this day, his Pink Floyd songs are used frequently on the band's various compilations.

After he left Pink Floyd, he recorded two solo albums: The Madcap Laughs and Barrett (both 1970). Both albums were re-released as a double album, after the unexpected success of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. On 24 February 1970, he recorded five songs (one from The Madcap Laughs, three from Barrett, and a one-off, "Two of a Kind") for the BBC Radio show Top Gear. These songs were released as a mini-album, in 1987, as Syd Barrett: The Peel Session. In 2004, the five songs from Top Gear, and three songs from a then-newly discovered tape of Bob Harris show, were released as The Radio One Sessions.

Solo career[edit]



Year Album details Peak chart positions
1970 The Madcap Laughs 40[1]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Year Album details Peak chart positions
1987 The Peel Session
2004 The Radio One Sessions
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Year Album details Peak chart positions
1974 Syd Barrett 163
1988 Opel
1992 Octopus: The Best of Syd Barrett
1993 Crazy Diamond
2001 The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me?
2010 An Introduction to Syd Barrett 104[2]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1969 "Octopus" The Madcap Laughs
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or weren't released in that country.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ChartArchive - Syd Barrett". Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Povey 2007, pp. 342–367
  4. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 27. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  5. ^ Palacios, Julian (2010). Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd: Dark Globe (Rev. ed.). London: Plexus. p. 362. ISBN 0-85965-431-1. 
  • Povey, Glenn (2007). Echoes. Mind Head Publishing. ISBN 0-9554624-0-1. Retrieved 15 June 2012{{inconsistent citations}}