Syd Barrett ‎– An Introduction To Syd Barrett

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Pink Floyd Arnold Layne 2:54
Pink Floyd See Emily Play 2:52
Pink Floyd Apples And Oranges (Stereo Version) 3:04
Pink Floyd Matilda Mother (2010 Mix) 3:58
Pink Floyd Chapter 24 3:39
Pink Floyd Bike 3:22
Syd Barrett Terrapin 5:03
Syd Barrett Love You 2:26
Syd Barrett Dark Globe 2:00
Syd Barrett Here I Go (2010 Remix) 3:19
Syd Barrett Octopus (2010 Mix) 3:54
Syd Barrett She Took A Long Cool Look (2010 Mix) 1:47
Syd Barrett If It's In You 2:24
Syd Barrett Baby Lemonade 4:08
Syd Barrett Dominoes (2010 Mix) 4:05
Syd Barrett Gigolo Aunt 5:44
Syd Barrett Effervescing Elephant 1:52
Syd Barrett Bob Dylan Blues 3:09

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50999 9 07736 2 4 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono) Harvest 50999 9 07736 2 4 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(19xFile, AAC, Comp, Mono, 256) Harvest none UK & Europe 2010
ADVANCE Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Advance, Comp, Mono, Promo) Capitol Records ADVANCE UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5 099990 773624 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp) Harvest, EMI Music Mexico, S.A. De C.V., Sony Music México 5 099990 773624 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Enh, Promo, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24 US 2010 Sell This Version
50999 9077362 4 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono) Harvest, EMI Records Ltd. 50999 9077362 4 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
50999 9 07736 2 4 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono) Harvest 50999 9 07736 2 4 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-70882 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono, Promo, RM) Harvest TOCP-70882 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-70882 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Harvest TOCP-70882 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-70882 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono, RM, Pro) Harvest, EMI, Disk Union TOCP-70882 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, RM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 50999 9 07736 2 4, 509999 07736 24 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CDr, Album, Comp, Promo) EMI Records Ltd. none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CDr, Album, Comp, Promo) EMI Music France none France 2010 Sell This Version
50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(2xLP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316 US 2011 Sell This Version
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SICP 31259 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 31259 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
SICP 31259 Syd Barrett An Introduction To Syd Barrett(CD, Comp, Mono, RM, Pro) Sony Records Int'l SICP 31259 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
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okaycpu

okaycpu

May 12, 2021
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, 2xLP, Comp, 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316

dont get the rave reviews on this pressing. I listened to this recently and the pressing quality is awful. typical Rainbo Records.
tiberio.saraceno

tiberio.saraceno

February 18, 2020
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, 2xLP, Comp, 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316

David Gimour has given us a true gem with this release, mastered to such excellence that it sounds like it was recorded yesterday. The strumming is so crisp, studio sounds are evident - it's so raw and alive that you are momentarily in that studio with Syd, watching him work as his mind slowly withers away. Excellent pressing, top quality.

Disappointments:
-There's lots of dead space on the A side, and plenty on each of the other sides that I'm sure more tracks could've been included
-Some noise on the first track of the B side
-Ramadan is excluded from vinyl, and there's no download code available for it. I think a 45 single could've been included. It's even possible that with some rearranging, Ramadan could've made it on the 4 LP. However you look at it, it's a shame to spend this money and not have that last track included.
kwhitehead

kwhitehead

June 16, 2018
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, 2xLP, Comp, 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316
This may be one of the finest RSD releases. Absurd cover art aside, the pressing is top notch and the song selection is thoughtful and well sequenced. Nice package all around.
KingAnimal

KingAnimal

April 8, 2018
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, CD, Comp, Mono, 50999 9 07736 2 4
What quality was the Rhamadan download? 320kbps, higher or lower?
noonanthebruce

noonanthebruce

February 19, 2013
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, 2xLP, Comp, 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316

Beautiful pressing. The 2010 mixes and remixes are really cool and quite different. In the case of Mother Matilda, it sounds like a completely different song (different lyrics + different take than the other versions I have on the US Piper). Heavy glossy jacket and sturdy printed sleeves full of artwork but alas, no download card!
Paleodude

Paleodude

April 18, 2011
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, 2xLP, Comp, 50999-098503-1-6, 5099909850316

The Sound Quality of the Pressing is Amazing. Syd at his Finest! The Gilmour Remix is Awesome and I think it is a Nice Tribute knowing he took Barrett's spot in Floyd. A must Have for a Syd or Early Floyd Fan! There were only 1000 made!
Jarren

Jarren

December 4, 2010
edited over 10 years ago
referencing An Introduction To Syd Barrett, CD, Comp, Mono, 50999 9 07736 2 4

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?