The Twilight World of Syd Barrett was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 back in June 2011. If you missed it, it has been dug out of the archives and put online for you to listen to. The programme features one of the last recorded interviews with Rick Wright, appearances from Peter Jenner, David Gilmour and Nick Mason. There’s also a rare chance to hear Syd’s sister Rosemary talking about his life after his return to Cambridge. Hope you enjoy it. – Peter Marsh, BBC
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Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett has been added to online music streaming website Spotify. His music joins Pink Floyd, Roger Waters and David Gilmour so that the back catalogue can now be enjoyed by young people who consume music digitally, but it also allows some of you older dinosaurs to listen anywhere anytime without carrying your gramophone around with you! Spotify has a free music download/streaming option supported by adverts. Or you can pay for no adverts at £9.99 per month and listen on any device, including your Smart TV. Find our more. You can watch a brief advert from Spotify below.
You can now reserve yourself a copy of the excellent Barrett book in three staged payments instead of paying for it all in one go! The book, which was produced in conjunction with the Syd Barrett estate, is a luxurious visual feast of all things Syd Barrett and documents much of his creative output from an early age up until the end of his life in Cambridge where he was producing artwork and photography. This books is a comprehensive document of the visual output of Syd. Choosing the staged payment plan means your copy of Barrett is reserved for you. And if you change your mind before the last payment is taken, you can cancel the plan and get a full refund at any time. Order a copy of the book or read about Barrett: The definitive visual companion to the life of Syd Barrett.
The Syd Barrett Art Exhibition at Idea Generation gallery in London is set to open tomorrow to co-incide with the release of the most excellent of books Barrett. You can read NPF very own Barrett book review. The exhibition includes origina Syd Barrett paintings that you can see – lucky that he didn’t destroy them all in his later years. You can see letters he wrote to girlfriends of the past which include all sorts of odd drawings and characters. There is also lots of other things to see too so make sure you pop down and check it all out! The gallery exhibition, organised by Will Shutes (also co-author of the Barrett book) and Brian Wernham, is open until 10th April 2011 so you had best get making plans for transport and hotels now!! I am hoping to get down there myself to see the exhibition in the final...
I am sure Mr Gilmour is delighted with getting his honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. He is to be honoured for his contribution to the arts in the ceremony that takes place at the Cambridge Corn Exchange where, of course, the legendary Syd Barrett was to perform most of his solo concerts.