The Radio One Sessions (Syd Barrett album)

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The Radio One Sessions
Syd Barrett - The Radio One Sessions -2004-.jpg
Live album by
Released29 March 2004 (UK)
11 May 2004 (US)
Recorded24 February 1970 & 16 February 1971
GenrePsychedelic rock
LabelStrange Fruit
ProducerPete Dauncey & John Muir
Syd Barrett chronology
Wouldn't You Miss Me?
The Radio One Sessions
An Introduction to Syd Barrett
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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


It features the complete Peel Session recordings that Barrett did for Top Gear (Presented by Peel) on 24 February 1970, plus three unreleased songs recorded for a Bob Harris "Sounds Of The Seventies" show on 16 February 1971.[1][2][3][4] For the latter, the BBC no longer held the master tape, however, the source tape used for this album was an off-air bootleg recording of the show made during its original broadcast.[1][3][5] Because a several generation old tape was used, the quality of these tracks are very poor, but in recent years, a lower generation copy, featuring Harris' introductions, has circulated among fans and has improved sound quality.

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


See also[edit]


  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]
  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.