Sunday, January 22, 2012

An Introduction To Syd Barret - 2010 Compilation CD

On October 4th, 2010, 'An Introduction to Syd Barrett' is released in the UK and Europe by EMI/Harvest Records. It is a brand new collection that will bring together for the first time the tracks of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett on one compilation, spanning the period 1967-1970.

David Gilmour, who originally worked with Syd Barrett on the solo albums by co-producing 'The Madcap Laughs' and as producer of 'Barrett' has taken the role of executive producer for the album and has, along with Damon Iddins and Andy Jackson at Astoria Studios, remixed five tracks including 'Octopus', 'She Took A Long Cold Look' (now renamed... Cool Look), 'Dominoes' and 'Here I Go' on which David Gilmour has added and played bass guitar. Pink Floyd's 'Matilda Mother' also receives a fresh 2010 mix. Brand new artwork has been provided by Storm Thorgerson and his estimable studio.

In terms of tracks selected, it is a nice mix of band stuff and solo material, and will indeed prove an interesting introduction to Barrett and his music for the newcomer. An addition to 'An Introduction To Syd Barrett' is the previously unreleased 20-minute instrumental 'Rhamadan', produced by former Pink Floyd and Syd co-manager Peter Jenner. It is to be offered as an extra downloadable track with the CD.

The CD is presented in a smart Digipack sleeve with the lyrics included in a 20-page booklet. It is the first time Barrett's lyrics are printed on official release.

Released: October 4th, 2010
Country: EU
Record Company: EMI / Harvest
Bar-Code: 50999 907736 2 4
Label: Picture label

Track List:
1.   Arnold Layne (2010 digital remaster) - 3:48
2.   See Emily Play (2010 digital remaster) - 3:14
3.   Apples And Oranges (2010 digital remaster) - 5:03
4.   Matilda Mother (alternate version 2010 mix) - 3:14
5.   Chapter 24 (2010 digital remaster) - 3:45
6.   Bike (2010 digital remaster) - 2:00
7.   Terrapin (2010 digital remaster) - 3:11
8.   Love You (2010 digital remaster) - 2:49
9.   Dark Globe (2010 digital remaster) - 3:01
10. Here I Go (2010 mix) - 3:25
11. Octopus (2010 mix)
12. She Took A Long Cool Look (2010 mix)
13. If it's In You (2010 digital remaster)
14. Baby Lemonade (2010 digital remaster) - 4:10
15. Dominoes (2010 mix) - 4:06
16. Gigolo Aunt (2010 digital remaster) - 5:45
17. Effervescing Elephant (2010 digital remaster) - 1:55
18. Bob Dylan Blues (2010 digital remaster) - 3:14

Information taken from: Brain-Damage UK, David Gilmour's blog, Wikipedia, SydBarret.Com


sumur bor said...

wow...hi i'm from indonesia..i'm fans of compilation

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