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Thursday, May 2, 2013

SYD BARRETT / Barrett [1970]

Released less than a year after his first solo effort, The Madcap Laughs, former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett's final album of original material, 1970's Barrett is a vast improvement than the former.
With Floyd's David Gilmour & Rick Wright on hand to smooth out things and fit all the broken pieces together, it's more finely tuned and textured this time around, mainly due to the guitars being pushed back into the mix a bit to hide the wonkier bits.  The addition of keyboards brings a more lively sound to the progressively darker sounding material.  Gilmour & Wright, after learning from the previous album's mistakes, did their damndest to keep Barrett's focus and it really shows.

4 Cautionary Tales For Children out of 5

Songs Of Note: Love SongMaisie

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