By Syd Barrett and Rob Chapman
Despite just a three-year tenure with the band, co-founder Syd Barrett’s influence on Pink Floyd was profound and long-lasting. If his guitar gave the early Pink Floyd a distinctive hallucinatory sound, his often obscure and surreal lyrics were perhaps even more intoxicating.
The complete lyrics of Syd Barrett – 52 songs written for Pink Floyd and during his subsequent solo career – are presented together for the first time, along with rare photos and artwork, to form this beautifully illustrated book.
Compiled in collaboration with the Syd Barrett estate, and featuring a foreword from former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner and a comprehensive introduction by biographer Rob Chapman, The Lyrics of Syd Barrett delves deep into one of rock’n’roll’s most imaginative and searing minds.
‘Reading the lyrics on a page offers a quite different experience... this slim yet thoroughly indispensable volume offers a route map into Syd’s thought processes and creative personality that is more naked, immediate and direct than offered by Syd’s various biographers’ Shindig!
‘The pleasure to be had from reading these often disarmingly simple and quintessentially English, beautifully psychedelic and odd couplets is considerable.’ Classic Rock
‘A delicate, poetical collection… a loving work, authorised by Barrett’s estate and adorned with his art and many photos.’ Record Collector
***Tortoise Artwork - Syd Barrett Music Ltd***
***On a ferry en route to the Star Club, 1967 - Pink Floyd Music Ltd***
Publication Date: 18.02.21
Extent: 96 pages
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