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Syd Barrett - An Introduction To Syd Barrett FLAC Performer: Syd Barrett
Album: An Introduction To Syd Barrett
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 08 Oct 2010
Style: Acoustic, Psychedelic Rock
Label: Harvest
Genre: Rock
Catalog #: 50999 9 07736 2 4
Size FLAC: 2247 mb.
Size MP3: 1169 mb.
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 250
Record Source: CD, Compilation, Stereo, Mono


1Syd BarrettIf It's In You2:24
2Pink FloydArnold Layne2:54
3Syd BarrettLove You2:26
4Syd BarrettHere I Go (2010 Remix)3:19
5Syd BarrettBaby Lemonade4:08
6Syd BarrettBob Dylan Blues3:09
7Syd BarrettShe Took A Long Cool Look (2010 Mix)1:47
8Syd BarrettDominoes (2010 Mix)4:05
9Pink FloydChapter 243:39
10Syd BarrettTerrapin5:03
11Syd BarrettEffervescing Elephant1:52
12Syd BarrettGigolo Aunt5:44
13Pink FloydBike3:22
14Pink FloydSee Emily Play2:52
15Syd BarrettOctopus (2010 Mix)3:54
16Pink FloydMatilda Mother (2010 Mix)3:58
17Pink FloydApples And Oranges (Stereo Version)3:04
18Syd BarrettDark Globe2:00


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneSyd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett ‎(CDr, Album, Comp, Promo)EMI Records Ltd.noneUK2010
50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett ‎(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo, RM)Capitol Records, Capitol Records50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24US2010
50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett ‎(2xLP, Comp)Capitol Records, Capitol Records50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316US2011
TOCP-70882Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett ‎(CD, Comp, Mono, RM, Pro)Harvest, EMI, Disk UnionTOCP-70882Japan2010
50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett ‎(CD, Comp, RM)Capitol Records, Capitol Records50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24US2010


  • Bass Guitar [Additional]David Gilmour (tracks: 10)
  • Bass Guitar, VocalsRoger Waters (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Coordinator, Concept ByAndy Murray , Elena Bello
  • Design [Cover Design], Photography ByStormstudios
  • Design [Graphic Design]Peter Curzon
  • Design [Package Design]Storm Studios
  • DrumsNick Mason (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Executive-ProducerDavid Gilmour
  • Illustration [P24]Dan Abbott
  • Illustration [P5, P14]Finlay Cowan
  • Lead Guitar, VocalsSyd Barrett (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • ManagementOne Fifteen, Paul Loasby
  • Mastered ByAndy Jackson
  • Mixed By [2010 Mixes]Andy Jackson (tracks: 4, 10 to 12, 15), Damon Iddins (tracks: 4, 10 to 12, 15), David Gilmour (tracks: 4, 10 to 12, 15)
  • Organ, Piano, VocalsRichard Wright (tracks: 1 to 6)
  • Photography By [Portrait Photographs For Redferns]Andrew Whittuck
  • Photography By [Portrait Photographs]Colin Prime, Pink Floyd Ltd., Pink Floyd Music Ltd., Storm Thorgerson, The Syd Barrett Estate
  • ProducerDavid Gilmour (tracks: 11), David Gilmour (tracks: 14 to 17), David Gilmour (tracks: 9, 12, 13), Joe Boyd (tracks: 1), Malcolm Jones (tracks: 7, 8, 10), Norman Smith (tracks: 2 to 6), Roger Waters (tracks: 9, 12, 13), Syd Barrett (tracks: 11)
  • Written-ByHilaire Belloc (tracks: 4), Syd Barrett


A download option is included on the CD to obtain a bonus track entitled Rhamadan.

Issued in a gatefold digifile with a 24-page booklet including notes, lyrics to all songs, photos and new artwork.

Tracks 1, 2, 12 and 18 are Mono.

Mastered at Astoria, Tube Mastering.

Digital remaster
℗ 2010 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
This label copy is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.
© 2010 The Syd Barrett Estate.
50999 9077362 4 / LC 0542 / Place of manufacture as stated on label.
Printed in the EU

Released in the U.K. on 11-10-10.


  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099990 773624
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099990773624
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI UU008
  • Matrix / Runout: www.takt.eu 2100002757747 9077362
  • Rights Society: SDRM / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542


  • Mastered At – Astoria
  • Mastered At – Tube Mastering
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – The Syd Barrett Estate
  • Designed At – Redferns
  • Published By – DUNMO Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Westminster Music
  • Published By – Essex Music Ltd.
  • Published By – TRO-Hampshire House Publishing Corp.
  • Published By – Lupus Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Rock Music Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Anglo-Rock Inc.
  • Made By – www.takt.eu – 2100002757747


What quality was the Rhamadan download? 320kbps, higher or lower?
The end of 2010 and we at last see the first posthumous release of Syd Barrett material.

What lies in store for fans of the great man? Well, let's not pretend here. Vegetable Man and Scream Thy Last Scream are not included. No great surprise there, but a sad realisation all the same.

So we begin with Arnold Layne and See Emily Play. They sound as good as they ever did.

The version of Apples And Oranges here is certainly worth more intricate investigation, however. Included as the "Stereo Version", damn it sounds good! When compared with the previously available versions (right up to, and including, the second disc of the Piper At The Gates Of Dawn 2007 reissue), it really shines. No stone is left unturned in the mix, and it's surprising to hear such previously hidden sounds sparkle.

The 2010 mix of Matilda Mother is basically the alternative lyrics version that was included on the previously mentioned 2007 reissue of Piper, but this time the mix is not faded out for a good 50 seconds or so afterwards. To be honest you don't get much new material to examine, unless aimless jamming is your cup of tea.

Chapter 24 and Bike are unchanged.

Terrapin, Love You and Dark Globe sound good. A slight EQ change, they sound fuller than the previously available mixes but this is indistinguishable unless you compare side-by-side.

The 2010 remix of Here I Go sounds really weird. There's a small echo on Syd's voice, which kinda makes it feel less personal.

Next is a 2010 mix of Octopus. It starts off really well, mixing various takes (which fans of Syd's outake mixes will appreciate). Again there is quite a bit of added echo, but less obvious than on Here I Go. This mix of Octopus sounds nice, if a little too "new". Maybe I'm just too used to the older mixes?

I have no idea why the next track is called "She Took A Long COOL Look" (instead of "She Took A Long COLD Look"), perhaps I have missed something? Anyway, it sounds louder and fuller. A job well done.

If It's In You sounds fantastic too. Featuring the fascinating aborted intro, it's a similar story of warmed up acoustics without over-amplifing everything.

Baby Lemonade sounds crisper than ever, it can't be faulted.

Dominoes gets a 2010 mix. Again it benefits from deeper resonance. Not too sure why the 2010 mix suffix has been attached when it (on the surface at least) sounds identical to the previously available version, while other similarly treated tracks here are left without mix credit but all the same it's a decent job.

Gigolo Aunt, Effervescing Elephant and Bob Dylan Blues sound fine. No complaints.

That's the album.

Or is it? Well, no! For when you buy the CD you get the opportunity to download a bonus track entitled Rhamadan.

20 minutes in length, it's a freakout jam session. Good luck listening to it, I'm a massive fan of Syd and early Pink Floyd in general and I got seriously pissed off with the track after two minutes. Yeah, this is apparently worthy of inclusion on an "Introduction" to Syd Barrett. I'm not saying someone's milking hardcore Barrett fans for every penny they have but...

Okay enough said.

It's a good compilation but I see no point in buying it unless you're a total newcomer to Syd, in which case I would strongly recommend you purchase a copy of Piper At The Gates Of Dawn first. However, the chances are that you'll only find out about this compilation because you're a fan of Syd and own a great deal of his material, in which case the only reason to buy this cd is for the "Rhamadan" download and the nicely (if unessential) mixed tracks you already own.

Which is, let's be honest, not worth the price.

Vegetable Man, where are you?