Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

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Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by drafsack » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:07 pm

This thread is to discuss Syd Barretts An Introduction to Syd Barrett.

Feel free to discuss the album!

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Arnold Layne
See Emily Play
Apples and Oranges
Matilda Mother
Chapter 24
Bike
Terrapin
Love You
Dark Globe
Here I Go
Octopus
She Took a Long Cool Look
If it's in You
Baby Lemonade
Dominoes
Gigolo Aunt
Effervescing Elephant
Bob Dylan Blues

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by nosaj » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:58 am

I mistakenly asked when this thread would be created in the Wouldn't You Miss Me thread...well, here it is. I would say this album is a good replacement for Wouldn't You Miss Me (which can now be deleted from print).

Rhamadam, the bonus download was great, just wish it was in a higher bitrate.

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by drafsack » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:42 pm

Although this is pretty unnecessary its the first official Syd compilation with both Floyd and solo stuff on

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by snifferdog » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:55 am

It is what it is. I think Best Ofs are targeted towards two audiences. People who've not bought very much, if any, of the artist's work before and completionists. There's nearly always a new track or a new mix on these to reel them in, isn't there? I like the new improved version of Here I Go. Then of course there was the first official release of Rhamadam though the jury's still out on that one.

In general, it has the more accessible side to Syd Barrett on here and that's not a bad thing for doing what it describes. Showing that the man could pen tuneful songs which to me, are of far more merit than wailing dirges like If It's In You. Leaving aside some quibbles about track listings, it's not a bad compilation of his work.

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:31 am

I voted 4, but would rather say 4,5. It's got many of the essential songs, but minus Vegetable Man and the "goodbye-Pink" song Jugband Blues, and second, it would be interesting to see a mixed tracklist, - solo and Floyd stuff mixed to see how it fits.

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by J Ed » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:39 pm

making the previously unreleased bonus track only available as a download means I dont have to buy the album
Floyd marketers please take note of how you lost my $15- this time, it couldnt be simpler
then these exact same marketers are going to be the ones complaining downloads are killing the cd market - headline that press release Duh!

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:49 am

J Ed wrote: the previously unreleased bonus track only available as a download
Which is...?

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by J Ed » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:42 pm

Rhamadam, a 20 minute instrumental
there was discussion of it here

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Thank you. Well, that's something for a change... maybe now Floyds will start releasing the unreleased.

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by J Ed » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:40 pm

yes, in spite of the lukewarm reactions on that thread, the release of a previously unheard 20minute Floydian instrumental is significant
just too bad its not actually on the cd

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:18 am

J Ed wrote: just too bad its not actually on the cd
Which I did buy, btw. Artwork alone is pleasant to look at.

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by danielcaux » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:32 pm

J Ed wrote:yes, in spite of the lukewarm reactions on that thread, the release of a previously unheard 20minute Floydian instrumental is significant
just too bad its not actually on the cd
Yes, the best thing to come out of all this, and is not even on the CD!



It sounds like a jazzier take on the whole interstellar jam idea. I quite liked it.

Moom, I think that if you bought the CD you can legally download the 20 minute jam from the website, right?

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:31 pm

danielcaux wrote:
Moom, I think that if you bought the CD you can legally download the 20 minute jam from the website, right?
Damn, I'm stupid ](*,) #-o Yes, I can download it...

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by Massed Gadgets » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:35 pm

I played this CD at work a few weeks ago. I'm right next door to a Starbucks cafe and all the music I play filters out to them. I like to freak the Starbucks crowd out every once in awhile. :lol:

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Re: Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett

Post by moom » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:14 am

Massed Gadgets wrote:I played this CD at work a few weeks ago. I'm right next door to a Starbucks cafe and all the music I play filters out to them. I like to freak the Starbucks crowd out every once in awhile. :lol:
:lol: Next thing you know, they start getting hihg on coffee and burgers.