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:
Variation 2: 'PATENT No. 1,125,555' and 'MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN'.

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

Other Versions (5 of 65) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR-SSS 504 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Red) Vinilisssimo MR-SSS 504 Spain 2011 Sell This Version
SHVL 765, 1E 062 o 04261 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, RE, 2nd) Harvest, EMI SHVL 765, 1E 062 o 04261 UK 1973 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
SHVL 765, 1E 062 o 04261 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs(LP, Album, M/Print, RE, Gat) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 765, 1E 062 o 04261 UK Unknown 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


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March 19, 2017
Anyone know anything about a green vinyl, gatefold version from Vinilisssimo? MR-SSS-504

Is this a counterfeit?


January 12, 2017
I have all of Syd's releases on CD, which would be this, Barrett and Opel. They were all apparently pressed last year by Legacy, but I can't find anything on them here. Help appreciated


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.