“Barrett” by Syd Barrett - album review

TJR says

The second and final Barret album arrived in quick succesion to the first. A good record, but the unfortunate reality is not quite as madcap as his reputation suggests. Should’ve got Don Van Vliet in to produce. It was safely produced by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who also contributed on bass guitar, and featured contributions from fellow Floyd member Richard Wright (on keyboard) and previous Madcap contributor Jerry Shirley on drums. Shirley said of Barrett’s playing: “He would never play the same tune twice. Sometimes Syd couldn’t play anything that made sense; other times what he’d play was absolute magic.” At times Barrett would say: “Perhaps we could make the middle darker and maybe the end a bit middle afternoonish. At the moment it’s too windy and icy”. Richard Wright commented: “Doing Syd’s record was interesting, but extremely difficult. Dave Gilmour and Roger Waters did the first one (The Madcap Laughs) and Dave and myself did the second one. But by then it was just trying to help Syd any way we could, rather than worrying about getting the best guitar sound. You could forget about that! It was just going into the studio and trying to get him to sing.” It seems to me that it was other people who wanted Syd to keep making music. He just wanted to paint. Bless him. And Van Vliet.

The Jukebox Rebel
24-Dec-2007

A1 [04:11] 5.5.png Syd Barrett - Baby Lemonade (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [03:05] 5.3.png Syd Barrett - Love Song (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [04:09] 5.6.png Syd Barrett - Dominoes (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk Rock / Americana
A4 [03:00] 7.8.png Syd Barrett - It Is Obvious (Roger Keith Barrett) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:02] 6.0.png Syd Barrett - Rats (Roger Keith Barrett) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [02:51] 6.0.png Syd Barrett - Maisie (Roger Keith Barrett) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [05:47] 5.6.png Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt (Roger Keith Barrett) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B2a [02:07] 5.9.png Syd Barrett - Waving My Arms In The Air (Roger Keith Barrett) Pop
B2b [01:52] 5.7.png Syd Barrett - I Never Lied To You (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk Rock / Americana
B3 [02:59] 6.7.png Syd Barrett - Wined And Dined (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk Rock / Americana
B4 [03:41] 6.2.png Syd Barrett - Wolfpack (Roger Keith Barrett) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [01:54] 5.8.png Syd Barrett - Effervescing Elephant (Roger Keith Barrett) Folk




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