Syd Barrett ‎– The Madcap Laughs

Harvest ‎– SHVL 765
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Terrapin 5:04
A2 No Good Trying 3:26
A3 Love You 2:30
A4 No Man's Land 3:03
A5 Dark Globe 2:02
A6 Here I Go 3:11
B1 Octopus 3:47
B2 Golden Hair 1:59
B3 Long Gone 2:50
B4 She Took A Long Cold Look 1:55
B5 Feel 2:17
B6 If It's In You 2:26
B7 Late Night 3:10



UK first pressing.

Specific to this release and not found on subsequent releases are:

Released in a front laminated gatefold sleeve with the disc housed in the rear opening and the front opening is glued shut with no inner flap.

The backcover states printing date 6911 (November 1969). This was clearly in advance of the 1970 release date.

White straight corner cut inner sleeve with 'PATENT APPLIED FOR' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.

Only first pressing labels have all of the following:

1. Green/yellow Harvest Label with no 'EMI' Logo and 'The Gramophone Co. Ltd.' at 11 o'clock on the outer rim.

2. 'SYD BARRETT' appears just above the 'HARVEST' logo at 9 o'clock. Later pressings move this higher up the label.

3. Side 2 label has credits 'Barrett except + Joyce'. Later pressings have 'Barrett + Joyce'.

4. On each label side there is no gap between 'Lupus Music Ltd' and 'Produced by...' Later labels have a gap.

On the sleeve tracks B4 to B6 have a combined running time of 7:59.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): SHVL 765 A-2G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): SHVL 765 B-2G

Other Versions (5 of 59) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5099991755827 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(CD, Album, RE) Harvest 5099991755827 UK 2010 Sell This Version
RPI-543315 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest RPI-543315 US 2014 Sell This Version
TOCP-53782 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(CD, Album, RE, 追悼盤) EMI Music Japan Inc TOCP-53782 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
SHVL 765, 1E 062-04 261 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Harvest (2), EMI (2) SHVL 765, 1E 062-04 261 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7243 8 55663 1 8 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, 180) Harvest 7243 8 55663 1 8 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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January 30, 2014
Hi i've got a weird release : gatefold cover made in great britain SHVL 765 and for the vinyl the label has the EMI Box and on the right it's wrote : STEREO, SHVL 765, SHVL 765A
absolutely none of the UK release has a a label like this way, i can't be a counterfeit, it's a 1970 release, please i need information...



March 31, 2013
Does anybody know something about a green vinyl copy from EMI/Harvest? Thank you!


March 7, 2010
"The backcover states as printing date november 1969." Is this the following line ?
6911 TPS Printed & Made By Ernest J. Day & CO. Ltd London

Just checking to see if my copy is the orginal one.