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Review: Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd.

Rating: ★★★★☆ “Have You Got It Yet?” is a mesmerising and thought-provoking documentary that unravels the enigmatic life of Syd Barrett, the founding member of Pink Floyd, and his significant role in the psychedelic rock movement of the 1960s. Directed by Roddy Bogawa and co-directed by the late Storm Thorgerson, the film seamlessly weaves together interviews, rare archival footage, and captivating dramatisations to paint a vivid and multifaceted portrait of Barrett. The documentary begins with an intimate audio interview with Barrett himself, setting the stage for an exploration of his upbringing in Cambridge, where his artistic talents began to emerge. It delves into his early days with Pink Floyd and the band’s rise to prominence, highlighted by their seminal album “Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” Barrett’s unique and whimsical songwriting, coupled with the band’s mesmerising live performances, epitomised the essence of the psychedelic era. The Pressures of Fame The...

Pink Floyd Syd Barrett Story

Watch Rare Video Interviews with Pink Floyd – Part of The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story

The director John Edginton has been in touch to kindly share the interview videos he did, largely unedited, with members of Pink Floyd. John used the interviews in the documentary he directed called The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story which was done back in 2001 for the BBC, but later released on DVD in 2003. I think it was also on VH1 earlier than 2003. The videos presented here are longer than those featured as bonus material on the DVD. Syd Barrett himself watched the documentary. According to his sister Rosemary, Syd watched the documentary when it was broadcast on the BBC. He apparently found it “a bit noisy”, although he did enjoy seeing Mike Leonard, who he referred to as his “teacher”. He also enjoyed hearing “See Emily Play” again. [Guardian] Anyway, here are the videos. Watch them and come discuss them on the forum with us. Also,...