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Syd BarrettThe Madcap Laughs

Label:Harvest – SHVL 765, Harvest – 1E 062 ◦ 04261
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

Tracklist

A1Terrapin5:00
A2No Good Trying3:26
A3Love You2:25
A4No Man's Land3:50
A5Dark Globe2:10
A6Here I Go3:13
B1Octopus3:45
B2Golden Hair1:56
B3Long Gone2:47
-(7:59)
B4She Took A Long Cold Look
B5Feel
B6If It's In You
B7Late Night3:12
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Notes

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 1: 'PATENT APPLIED FOR' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'.
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.

℗ 1970

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, in parentheses): SHVL.765A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B, in parentheses): SHVL.765B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout stamped): SHVL 765 A-2G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout stamped): SHVL 765 B-2G
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout stamped, variant 2): SHVL 765 A-2G R 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout stamped, variant 2): SHVL 765 B-2G A 1
  • Other (Printer's date stamp / code): 6911 TPS

Other Versions (5 of 95)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
The Madcap Laughs (LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve)HarvestSHVL 765France1970
The Madcap Laughs (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)Harvest, HarvestSHVL 765, 1E 062 ○ 04261UK1970
New Submission
The Madcap Laughs (LP, Album, Promo, red)OdeonOP 8927Japan1970
New Submission
The Madcap Laughs (LP, Album, Stereo)Harvest3C 154 50350/1Italy1970
New Submission
The Madcap Laughs (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Sleeve)OdeonOP-8927Japan1970

Reviews

  • maihki's avatar
    maihki
    love my new 2014 pressing, good quite vinyl, Syd's guitar and voice are vibrant like all the music here, feels like he's in the room at times, a real wow for me. I really enjoyed the 'Barret' 2014 pres of the same label too, not quite a wow but good, tempted to buy 'Opel' too.
    • U-Funk's avatar
      U-Funk
      I’ve got the original sleeve variant (6911), but label on disc has boxed EMI - any ideas which pressing this is anyone?

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