Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett is giving away a Syd Barrett prize pack. The prize pack contains a copy, in CD format, of An Introduction To Syd Barrett, a copy of the Syd Barrett biography by Rob Chapman, A Very Irregular Head and a poster. Enter now for your chance to win!

EMI/Harvest Records will release An Introduction To Syd Barrett, a brand new collection that brings together for the first time the tracks of Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett on one compilation. David Gilmour, having co-produced The Madcap Laughs (with Roger Waters) and produced Barrett, has taken the role of executive producer for the album, collaborating with engineers Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins, who have remixed five tracks including 'Octopus', 'She Took A Long Cool Look', 'Dominoes' and 'Here I Go'. David has added bass guitar to 'Here I Go', and the team have also remixed Pink Floyd's 'Matilda Mother'.

Brand new artwork has been provided by long time Pink Floyd associate Storm Thorgerson and his estimable studio.

Tracklisting is Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Apples And Oranges, Matilda Mother (2010 Mix), Chapter 24, Bike (all by Pink Floyd), Terrapin, Love You, Dark Globe, Here I Go (2010 Remix), Octopus (2010 Mix), She Took A Long Cool Look (2010 Mix) (aka She Took A Long Cold Look), If It's In You (all from The Madcap Laughs), Baby Lemonade, Dominoes (2010 Mix), Gigolo Aunt, Effervescing Elephant (all from Barrett) and Bob Dylan Blues (from Wouldn't You Miss Me - The Best Of Syd Barrett). All tracks have been remastered from the original analogue masters by Andy Jackson of Tube Mastering.

An addition to An Introduction To Syd Barrett is the previously-unreleased 20-minute instrumental 'Rhamadan'. Produced by former Pink Floyd and Syd co-manager Peter Jenner, the list of musicians is lost in the mists of time, though it's rumoured to include congas by Steve Peregrine Took of Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is to be offered as an extra downloadable track with the CD (via an auxiliary Website), and also the iTunes version of the album. Once again Damon Iddins and Andy Jackson mixed it in 2010.

Video: Syd Barrett - "Here I Go (2010 Mix)"

Congratulations to the winner, David Hollingsworth!