The video could be suitable as a candidate for the Guiness Book of Records, in using as much computer effects as possible. They're very distractive, take away my attention from the song and are often as cheap as in many YouTube amateur videos. The effects are only used to make a slideshow of Barrett photo's less boring. Also as in many YouTube videos.Watch the brand new montage video for Syd Barrett's 'Here I Go' which was made to celebrate the release of 'An Introduction to Syd Barrett'.
Watch it on the Syd Barrett Facebook page here.
What is DO like is the animation of a curly line going through the montage. I find it charming. I'd like the video if it included more animation. For example, a visualization of what's happening in the lyrics.
My short review of the 2010 remixes on Introduction:
Matilda Mother: Mixed much better than on the Piper 40th Anniversary CDs, where it sounds as if it were an acetate. Much reverb, as in the originally released version. The end is longer. (The track lasts 3:58 instead of 3:09.)
Here I Go: Much reverb on Barrett's voice. Gilmour's bass guitar is really an addition. It's the first time I really enjoy this song. I find the original mix rather empty, being backed by only a Telecaster and drums. The end is slightly longer. (The track lasts 3:19) The full solo can be heard. It makes an extra round, compared to the original mix. It's the full solo, because Barrett ends with a closing chord. The mix fades out, but the ending can be easily heard.
Octopus: Begins with a previously unreleased false start. Barrett is interupted by someone giving an instruction I can't decipher (as non-English foreigner). The part "isn't it good" seems to start with a different vocal, sounding darker. At "it meant even less", the known vocal starts. There's more emphasis on the harmonizing vocals. And some guitar work can be heard better. I think the mix is an improvement and I like it very much, but I won't part with the original one.
She Took a Long Cool Look: Less reverb on Barrett's voice. The breakdown in the middle is replaced by guitar strumming that apparently is taken from another take. This inserted guitar work ends very abruptly, very ugly. Suddenly it's gone, as if the needle on a vinyl record jumps. A bad job.
Dominoes: I don't really hear much difference. I think the vocal is more emphasized and the backwards guitar can be heard better.