Syd Barrett – Il Diamante pazzo

A three-CD box set that enshrines Barrett’s complete recorded legacy as a solo artist. Besides including his two 1970 albums, this collection includes the 1989 compilation of unreleased material, Opel. The chief attraction of this set for Barrett fans is no less than 19 previously unreleased alternate takes from throughout his quite brief solo career. All of those alternate takes, it’s important to note, are alternate versions of songs that appear on the three previously available albums; no entirely unheard compositions were unearthed. Nonetheless, these alternate takes are more interesting listening than you might expect, for a couple of reasons. First, Barrett was so mercurial (and occasionally unfocused) in the studio that it was difficult to get him to play a song the same way twice. Second, the alternate takes are usually starker and more acoustic in nature than the official versions; they’re not better, but have interesting different slants. With some of the songs repeated two, three, or even four times, this is definitely for the hardcore fan. But it’s a beautifully produced document, with a meticulously detailed booklet, of a uniquely primitive visionary, and has many moments of charming and chilling power. It includes everything salvageable that he produced, with the exception of the Peel Sessions. It doesn’t match his work with the original Pink Floyd, but the music continues to influence and be emulated (most notably by Robyn Hitchcock), though never equaled.

DISC 1 – The Madcap Laughs
01. Terrapin
02. No Good Trying
03. Love You
04. No Man’s Land
05. Dark Globe
06. Here I Go
07. Octopus
08. Golden Hair
09. Long Gone
10. She Took A Long Cold Look
11. Feel
12. If It’s In You
13. Late Night
14. Octopus (Takes 1 and 2)
15. It’s No Good Trying (Take 5)
16. Love You (Take 1)
17. Love You (Take 3)
18. She Took A Long Cold Look At Me (Take 4)
19. Golden Hair (Take 5)

DISC 2 – Barrett
01. Baby Lemonade
02. Love Song
03. Dominoes
04. It Is Obvious
05. Rats
06. Maisie
07. Gigolo Aunt
08. Waving My Arms In The Air
09. I Never Lied To You
10. Wined And Dined
11. Wolfpack
12. Effervescing Elephant
13. Baby Lemonade (Take 1)
14. Waving My Arms In The Air (Take 1)
15. I Never Lied To You (Take 1)
16. Love Song (Take 1)
17. Dominoes (Take 1)
18. Dominoes (Take 2)
19. It’s Obvious (Take 2)

DISC 3 – Opel
01. Opel
02. Clowns and Jugglers
03. Rats
04. Golden Hair
05. Dolly Rocker
06. Word Song
07. Wined And Dined
08. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
09. Birdie Hop
10. Let’s Split
11. Lanky (Part 1)
12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
13. Milky Way
14. Golden Hair
15. Gigolo Aunt (Take 9)
16. It Is Obvious (Take 3)
17. It Is Obvious (Take 5)
18. Clowns and Jugglers (Take 1)
19. Late Night (Take 2)
20. Effervescing Elephant (Take 2)

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4 pensieri riguardo “Syd Barrett – Il Diamante pazzo

  • gennaio 10, 2017 in 5:28 pm
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    Un’altra perla da conservare, il pazzo syd,ma anche genio a suo modo, non c’è che dire si prosegue a suon di musica per buongustai……..Fantasy ringrazia.

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  • gennaio 10, 2017 in 5:59 pm
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    Syd…. Aveva smesso di parlare e di vedere gente. Un giorno si presentò a casa di un amico. Vide una chitarra acustica, si sedette e cominciò’ a suonare. Smise di suonare, appoggiò lo strumento dove si trovava prima e uscì dalla casa. Le melodie si erano dissolte per tornare a fare parte dell’esclusivo mondo di Barret.

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  • gennaio 10, 2017 in 6:31 pm
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    …Un mio compagno di classe mi registrò da vinile su audiocassetta i due LP solisti di Syd e mi appassionai a quei brani, chiesi al circolo musicale a cui ero iscritto di procurarmi gli spartiti e, non appena potei esercitarmi con la chitarra, passai da una mia amica, assai più virtuosa di me con la sei corde e con il controcanto, e provammo una versione a due voci di ”Dark Globe”. Quanti bei ricordi, caro Magar!

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  • gennaio 11, 2017 in 8:45 am
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    Le canzoni sbilenche di Syd sono il massimo della vita. Barrett è per sempre, quando ti prende non ti lascia più.

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