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Barrett [Import]

Syd BarrettAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Roger Keith 'Syd' Barrett (1946-2006) was the original front man and songwriter for Pink Floyd. Widely seen as a musical genius, he was an undisputed pioneer of the sixties underground psychedelic scene, and remains a source of unrelenting fascination for music journalists and fans alike.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 23, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000024KBD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,144 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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UK reissue of Pink Floyd founder's second album. Guestappearances from Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley andPink Floyd members Rick Wright and Dave Gilmour who also acted as producers. Includes 6 bonus tracks 'Love Song' (Take 1), 'Dominoes' (Take 1 and 2), 'It Is Obvious' (Take 2), 'Baby Lemonade' (Take 1), 'Waving My Arms In The Air' (Take 1) and 'I Never Lied To You' (Take 1). 1994 release. Standard jewelcase.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AND GRIN May 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
There is no way to predict either "The Madcap Laughs" or "Barrett" based on the few things we originally heard from Syd on Pink Floyd's debut album. At once, the records are miles apart and still as close as they could ever be. Of the two solo albums, "Barrett" is perhaps more readily accessible than "The Madcap Laughs" simply because it features a more typical rock line-up and a more traditional "songs" approach. But there is nothing typical or traditional about "Barrett".
This album is eccentirc in different ways: the "oh I forgot I was playing a solo" solo in "Gigolo Aunt", the bizarre atmosphere of "Maisie", the stylistic symmetry of song pacing between side one with side two, on the album anyway. (Baby Lemonade / Gigolo Aunt. Love Song / Waving My Arms in the Air. Dominoes / I Never Lied to You. It is Obvious / Wined and Dined. Rats / Wolfpack. Maisie / Elephant.) What it took to make this album one can only imagine and it seems a great deal of credit belongs to David Gilmour for pulling, and keeping, things together. There is a pervasively sad beauty to everything. Sad not from pain, but from surrender to a nostalgia and longing. These are the emotions that provide the record with a deeper sense of organization, intentional or not.
There is also a loose and improvised feel to much of what's going on here, and yet there are many many familiar markers. The bluesy riff on "Maisie" is nothing special, but the surpressed, almost mumbled delivery of the lyrics transforms the simple music into something ethereal. And we hear the lyrics of someone, no matter how altered by drugs and shades of mental illness, who has a singular voice.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mad Genius at work February 9, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I should start with a few caveats. First, I thinks it's something of a scandal that no one has reviewed this album before me. Second, I freely admit that although I love Syd Barrett's music, and count him among the greatest songwriters ever, I'm a little hard-pressed to explain why. The best I can do is to say that this is music that bypasses the head and goes straight for the heart.
"Barrett", Syd Barrett's second solo album, is a little more polished than his first ("The Madcap Laughs", q.v.). This seems to be due to the contributions of his ex-bandmates, David Gilmour and Rick Wright, who produced this album. It's almost as if they led Syd into the studio, sat him down, bid him play, recorded what came out, and fleshed it out later. (Maybe that's exactly what happened, I don't know.) In any case, some of Barrett's lovliest songs are here, including "Baby Lemonade", "Love Song", "Dominoes", and "Gigolo Aunt". "Waving My Arms In The Air" ranks very high among my favorite Barrett songs (I like to bemuse my friends with this one), "Wined And Dined" is an achingly beautiful love song, and "Effervescing Elephant" is a charming nursery ditty (try singing this one as fast as possible without running out of breath). Hardly a bad song here.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult, emotional, intensely rewarding November 12, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
This album is not for casual listeners. And it is not for those who require the jauntiness of some of Syd's Pink Floyd songs. Syd's life was falling apart when this album was made, and it shows. The songs often seem to start off as simple, perky pop songs and take turns for the worse; the chord progressions are unexpected and weird; Syd's voice is unbearably broken and plaintive. Songs like "Baby Lemonade" are hooky enough to be immediately satisfying, but on repeated listening the poppiness conceals a terrible ache: "In the evening, sun going down, when the earth streams in in the morning. Send a cage through the post, make your name like a ghost..." The lyrics are brilliantly surreal; like all the best art, they cannot be understood, but must be FELT.
There is a reason this album became a bible for generations of "alternative" songwriters. The more you listen to it, the more emotion it reveals. The odd musical turns and evocative lyrics are what makes it endlessly rewarding; your brain never quite gets used to it all. This is one of the only albums I've ever heard that is not dated at all; it could have been made yesterday. Even the production values are plain, simple, up-to-the-minute. This is the album all those DIY, lo-fi bands are trying to create, but no one can equal Syd. This is where it started.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madness: it takes one to know one August 17, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Barrett is a fine album, a bit choppy and unrefined, but spotted by such wonderful explosions of chaos (Rats whips me into a frenzy every time I hear it.) It also provides some fine juggling of the English language (The Effervescing Elephant has great metre, Rats has a wonderful rhythm (comparable to Cirrus Minor)) and every song has very creative lyrics. I don't recommend this album to any superficial Floyd fans who can only extend their affection to The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, while, with supercillious airs, spurn Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Saucerful of Secrets ("Gee, this music's getting creepy...")
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roger Syd Barrett
This is my favorite album by our beloved and solely missed musician, artist', genuine genius.
This is also one of the most underrated albums also. Read more
Published 5 months ago by josh
5.0 out of 5 stars From the Late Great...
Being a huge fan of Legendary Pink Dots, it quite easy to see they had to have been hugely influenced by early Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett himself. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michael Taggart
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
The album "Barrett'' was quick to download, simple to do, and affordable. The sound quality of the album was magnificent.
Published 18 months ago by Sara Thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars Barrett fares a "little" better
Syd's second solo effort is more of the same feel as Madcap Laughs but this time David Gilmour and Richard Wright help Syd along with better arranging and unselfish encouragement... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Thirty-Ought Six
5.0 out of 5 stars Barrett's cleanest work.
Many think the relative normalicy of this LP means that Syd didn't put as much into it as Dave Gilmoure, but that doesn't seem to be true. Read more
Published on November 3, 2011 by D. Stock
5.0 out of 5 stars Syd Barrett's second, and last, solo album is also his solo...
Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett released his second and, turned out to be, final solo album of new material Barrett in November of 1970 in the UK. Read more
Published on December 3, 2010 by Terrence J. Reardon
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, but fairly normal
You know, it's not really a stretch to compare Syd Barrett to a band like Iron Butterfly.

Both artists released a *very* psychedelic album that was successful and... Read more
Published on August 9, 2010 by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars first purchase
this was my first purchase using "Amazon" and this seller made me want to come back and buy again "wonderful" that's what i have to say.
Published on October 14, 2009 by mary amaya
4.0 out of 5 stars Life Signs Fading...
I find three main song writing styles in Syd. First is the fun pop/psychedelia that would be comfortable on any Saturday morning Kroft Superstar episode of the 70s or even the... Read more
Published on September 24, 2009 by Lucy Poems
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Lemonade - remake
Dig this album!
Artist Dimthingshineon recently did a cover of Syd Barrett songs: "No Good Trying" and "Baby Lemonade" on his latest 4 CD project called "Nostalgia" released... Read more
Published on May 2, 2009 by J. Garcia
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