Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

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Rate this album

5 - Best
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50%
4
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27%
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5
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5%
1 - Worst
3
7%
 
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Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Keith Jordan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:04 pm

This thread is to discuss Syd Barrett - Barrett Album and is linked to from the Pink Floyd Discography section.

Feel free to discuss the album!

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01. Baby Lemonade
02. Love Song
03. Dominoes
04. It Is Obvious
05. Rats
06. Maisie
07. Gigolo Aunt
08. Waving My Arms In The Air
09. I Never Lied To You
10. Wined And Dined
11. Wolfpack
12. Effervescing Elephant

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:19 am

Interesting, but not quite my cup of tea. I strongly question his state of mind at the time of the recording.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Hudini » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:42 pm

This is truly a wonderful album. 5/5

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by mandy35353535353 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:47 pm

I give it a 3/5 I really enjoy it. But I still like Madcap more. Actually, maybe this deserves a 4/5. It depends on my mood, I suppose. Maisie is such a sweet song. Is he like coughing halfway through it? Because whatever it is it sounds incredibly adorable.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Stephen » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:49 pm

Real Pink in the Inside wrote:I strongly question his state of mind at the time of the recording.
That's what makes it so fascinating for me, his mind is laid completely bare for all to see. I gave it a 4.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by PublicImage » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:20 pm

I think it has a more focused sound than The Madcap Laughs, but the songwriting is not quite as good. I also miss Soft Machine's backing, but that is a minor quibble that the addition of Rick Wright makes up for somewhat. Another 4/5 from me, for being the second-best Pink Floyd solo album after The Madcap Laughs.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by drafsack » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:31 pm

Batter than madcap - more together

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Idisaffect » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:43 am

Baby Lemonade : Great opener with very mysterious lyrics. Make your name like a ghost . Why is there an army of clowns outside? Who knows. Good tune!

Love Song : Would this song be better or worse with Ratledge instead of Wright?

Dominoes : The day goes by. Indeed. Not a favorite but it's still real good. Backward guitar is hypnotic.

It is Obvious : Love it. It IS found on another plane. It's lost there, too.

Rats : Probably real big, hungry ones by the sound of it. The band can just barely hang on as they play one chord for 3 minutes.

Masie : I Used to sing this to my dog. She loved it. Bride of a bull? Ah...ok, Syd. Sure. Is Maise a cow?

Gigilo Aunt : It sucks when the dust is in your way and you are grooving on down in a knapsack. Syd seems to be making the best of it, though. This song is a Rock Classic, goddamn it! Right up there with the next one...

Waving my arms / I never lied : This song is so good I can't ever get over it. You shouldn't try to be what you can't be. Syd, spitting out the knowledge. This song makes me high on the air.

Wined and Dined : What a great follow up to 2 of my favorite songs on the album. Syd starts getting serious with Waving my arms and this one. Before that it was all parties of clowns and everything was rosy (well...other than Rats!). Now the emotion is spilling out and I'm feeling it. Just last summer...it's not so long. This is where Syd breaks my heart.

Wolfpack : Back to the madness. In formation. Waters learned how to sing from this track.

Elephant : Back to 1967 and Piper. Nice. Great way to wrap it up.

5/5

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by David Smith » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:44 pm

Like some of it a lot (Love Song is probably my favourite track of it, but i think the entire first half is excellent) but loses momentum with the second half a little (though do like Waving My Arms in the Air). Read the book Crazy Diamond, a biography of Syd, and found the making of process really interesting hearing about how his state of mind influenced the final product, and as with Madcap Laughs it's kind of difficult to take the history of the album away from it. It means it makes for a very interesting listen even if i vastly prefer the much more raw Madcap Laughs

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by 2066 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:33 pm

I like this album because I'm a Syd fan but, to me, it sounds like the recordings of someone who would really rather not be there.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by crowman » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:40 pm

Love it. Fav tracks: Wined and Dined, Dominoes and Effervescing Elephant.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by mandy35353535353 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:39 am

I listen to this on rainy days. I love it.
Effervescing Elephant is always a fun one to just start randomly saying in the middle of a boring class.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by Hogtown » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:29 pm

drafsack wrote:Batter than madcap - more together
I agree.

I like this album in the spring and early summer...so, I will be lsitening to it a fair amount in a month or two.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by oldhippy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:09 am

I don't like any of Barrett's music. I find it silly and very Immature. I've tried to get into his music but I can't. I decline to vote.

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Re: Syd Barrett - Barrett Album

Post by kitkat » Mon May 04, 2009 9:20 pm

oldhippy wrote:I don't like any of Barrett's music. I find it silly and very Immature. I've tried to get into his music but I can't. I decline to vote.
I agree with you, dude.