Beyond the Wildwood

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Beyond the Wildwood – A Tribute to Syd Barrett
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Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1987
Genre Alternative rock
Length 60:15
Label Imaginary (UK)

Beyond the Wildwood – A Tribute to Syd Barrett is a tribute album consisting of music written by Pink Floyd's original guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter Syd Barrett.[1] The musicians performing on the album are British and American indie rock artists. The songs featured come from Pink Floyd's singles; the albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets; and Barrett's two solo albums: The Madcap Laughs and Barrett. Although Barrett's productive recording career had only lasted from 1967 though 1970,[2] his music had a great influence on the development of psychedelic rock, alternative rock and indie rock music.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Artist Length
1. "No Good Trying" The Mock Turtles 3:31
2. "Octopus" Plasticland 3:30
3. "Arnold Layne" SS-20 3:05
4. "Matilda Mother" Paul Roland 2:55
5. "Long Cold Look" Fit and Limo 2:18
6. "Long Gone" The Shamen 3:47
7. "If the Sun Don't Shine (Adaptation of Jugband Blues)" Opal 4:35
Side two
No. Title Artist Length
8. "Baby Lemonade" The Ashes in the Morning 3:17
9. "Wolfpack" The Lobster Quadrille 3:04
10. "Golden Hair" (Barrett/Joyce) The Paint Set 1:58
11. "No Man's Land" Tropicana Fishtank 3:51
12. "Apples and Oranges" Television Personalities 3:14
13. "Two of a Kind" The Soup Dragons 2:51
14. "Scream Thy Last Scream" The Green Telescope 4:40
CD bonus tracks
No. Title Artist Length
15. "See Emily Play" The Chemistry Set 3:12
16. "Rats" What Noise 4:50
17. "Gigolo Aunt" Death of Samantha 5:31


  1. ^ "Syd Barrett > Overview", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved 13 July 2012 
  2. ^ "Syd Barrett > Credits", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved 13 July 2012 
  3. ^ Harris, John (12 July 2006). "Barrett's influence". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 13 July 2012.