The Lyrics of Syd Barrett (Hardcover)
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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.
About the Author
Both a writer of non-fiction (syd barrett, psychedelia, pirate radio) and fiction, Rob Chapman also runs an experimental writing workshop called Stream of Consciousmess. Additionally, he was the singer and lyricist in the Bristol based beat combo Glaxo Babies. Peter Jenner is a British music manager and a record producer. Jenner, Andrew King, and the original four members of Pink Floyd were partners in Blackhill Enterprises.