The Radio One Sessions (Syd Barrett album)

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The Radio One Sessions
Live album by Syd Barrett
Released 29 March 2004 (UK)
11 May 2004 (US)
Recorded 24 February 1970 & 16 February 1971
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 20:01
Label Strange Fruit
Producer Pete Dauncey & John Muir
Syd Barrett chronology
Wouldn't You Miss Me?
(2001)
The Radio One Sessions
(2004)
An Introduction to Syd Barrett
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC Favourable[2]
Pitchfork 6.3/10[3]

The Radio One Sessions is a live album by former Pink Floyd vocalist and guitarist, Syd Barrett.

Content[edit]

It features the complete Peel Session recordings that Barrett did on 24 February 1970, plus three unreleased songs recorded for a Bob Harris show on 16 February 1971.[1][2][3][4] For the latter, the BBC no longer held the tapes, however, the source tape used for this album was an off-air bootleg-sound recording of the show made during its original broadcast.[1][3][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Syd Barrett (with the possible exception of "Two of a Kind").[nb 1]

  1. "Terrapin" – 3:09
  2. "Gigolo Aunt" – 3:42
  3. "Baby Lemonade" – 2:34
  4. "Effervescing Elephant" – 1:02
  5. "Two of a Kind" – 2:35
  6. "Baby Lemonade" – 2:23
  7. "Dominoes" – 3:02
  8. "Love Song" – 1:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Pete Dauncey: Producer.
  • John Muir: Producer.
  • Barry Plummer: Cover photo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ "Two of a Kind" was credited to Richard Wright on the original Peel Session release, but to Barrett on later releases, including The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me?.[6] Wright reportedly wrote the song but Barrett insisted it was his own composition[7] (and wanted to include it on The Madcap Laughs).[8] When asked about the matter in a 1996 interview, Wright's reply was enigmatic: "Can't answer, I am looking into this."[9]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Dave. "The Radio One Sessions - Syd Barrett : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Music - Review of Syd Barrett - The Radio One Sessions". BBC. 20 November 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Syd Barrett: Radio One Sessions | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 18 May 2004. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Chapman, Rob (2010). Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head (Paperback ed.). London: Faber. pp. 268–269. ISBN 978-0-571-23855-2. 
  5. ^ "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - Syd Barrett - The Radio One Sessions". Brain Damage. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett - Syd Barrett : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Manning, Toby (2006). The Rough Guide to Pink Floyd (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides. p. 234. ISBN 1-84353-575-0. 
  8. ^ Watkinson, Mike; Pete Anderson. Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd. p. 92. 
  9. ^ "All The Wright Answers from Pink Floyd's Keyboardist 1996". pinkfloyd-co. Archived from the original on 14 February 2001. Retrieved 20 June 2013.