Barrett by Syd Barrett

‘Barrett’ was the eponymous Pink Floyd frontman's second and last solo record, produced by his fellow bandmembers Rick Wright and David Gilmour. It's a collection of blues jams and psych rock that recalls artists such as the Byrds. The record has been reissued courtesy of Rhino Records. 

 

Tracks:

  • Baby Lemonade
  • Love Song
  • Dominoes
  • It Is Obvious
  • Rats
  • Maisie
  • Gigolo Aunt
  • Waving My Arms in the Air
  • I Never Lied to You
  • Wined and Dined
  • Wolfpack
  • Effervescing Elephant

Vinyl LP £14.99 0825646310784

180g vinyl reissue LP on Rhino.

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Barrett by Syd Barrett
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7/10 AndyL 7th December 2014

Syd Barrett's second LP is not an easy affair. By this point, he was increasingly struggling to hold himself together mentally and, on 'Barrett', it frequently sounds like it. A sense of order is imposed by Dave Gilmour's production, which is more focused and consistent than on his previous LP, but it feels like it's papering over the cracks much of the time, with Barrett sounding washed out and his guitar playing too frequently out of time. Also, the endearingly woozy psychedelia of his debut seems to be less in evidence, and this (ironically) more sober feel translates too often into a dull, mid-paced strum-a-long.

But…

He's still Syd and, being Syd, he still manages to knock out some cracking songs. 'Dominos', for example, is vintage Barrett, a dreamy journey through the mindscape of drugged boredom, the bile filled 'Rats' manages to break through the increasing torpor by turning it's pitiless gaze inwards, and the closing 'Effervescing Elephant' is one of those whimsical pieces of glorious pop music which at one point he'd been able to knock off in his sleep. Pitted against this are tedious filler like 'Masie' and the over-rated plodder 'Baby Lemonade', but there's certainly more than enough here to show that Syd's muse had far from completely failed him.




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