An Introduction to Syd Barrett

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An Introduction to Syd Barrett
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Greatest hits album by Syd Barrett
Released 4 October 2010
Recorded January 1967 – July 1970
Studio Sound Techniques Studios, Abbey Road, London
Genre Rock
Label Harvest (UK)
Capitol (US)
Producer Joe Boyd, Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, David Gilmour
Syd Barrett chronology
Syd Barrett: The Radio One Sessions
(2004)
An Introduction to Syd Barrett
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (no rating)[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[4]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[5]

An Introduction to Syd Barrett is a 'best of' compilation featuring the work of Syd Barrett spanning the period 1967–1970, including both material written during his time with Pink Floyd and his post-band solo career.

Release[edit]

The album was released in the UK and Europe on 4 October 2010, with different release dates for the rest of the world. The album features a series of new remasters and remixes, all overseen by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.[6] The cover art, featuring various images relating to songs contained within the album, was designed and created by long-term Pink Floyd conceptual artist Storm Thorgerson.[6] The album reached 104 in the UK charts.[7]

An extra track for CD and iTunes buyers is the previously unreleased 20-minute-long instrumental "Rhamadan", available with a link to download it.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Syd Barrett. All tracks are 2010-digitally-remastered, except where noted.

  1. "Arnold Layne" – 3:48
  2. "See Emily Play" – 3:14
  3. "Apples and Oranges" – 3:08
  4. "Matilda Mother" (alternative version; 2010 mix) – 3:14
  5. "Chapter 24" – 3:45
  6. "Bike" – 2:00
  7. "Terrapin" – 5:11
  8. "Love You" – 2:49
  9. "Dark Globe" – 3:01
  10. "Here I Go" (2010 remix, added bass by Gilmour) – 3:25
  11. "Octopus" (2010 mix, added bass by Gilmour) – 3:54
  12. "She Took a Long Cool Look" (2010 mix, added bass by Gilmour) – 1:46
  13. "If It's in You" – 2:23
  14. "Baby Lemonade" – 4:10
  15. "Dominoes" (2010 mix, added bass by Gilmour) – 4:06
  16. "Gigolo Aunt" – 5:45
  17. "Effervescing Elephant" – 1:55
  18. "Bob Dylan Blues" – 3:14
Bonus track
  1. "Rhamadan" – 20:09
    • Available only as a download when the album is bought on CD, or from iTunes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Stephen Erlewine. "An Introduction to Syd Barrett - Syd Barrett : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Egan, Sean (13 October 2010). "Music - Review of Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett". BBC. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Paytress, Mark (November 2010). "Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett". Mojo. p. 120. 
  4. ^ Murphy, Sean (11 November 2010). "Syd Barrett: An Introduction to Syd Barrett < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Rossi, Marco (December 2010). "Syd Barrett – An Introduction To Syd Barrett". Record Collector. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Pink Floyd news :: Brain Damage - 'An Introduction to Syd Barrett' coming from EMI/Harvest in October". Brain Damage. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 

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