Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs [1970]

1. Terrapin
2. No Good Trying
3. Love You
4. No Man’s Land
5. Dark Globe
6. Here I Go
7. Octopus
8. Golden Hair
9. Long Gone
10. She Took A Long Cold Look
11. Feel
12. If It’s In You
13. Late Night

After Barrett left Pink Floyd in April 1968, Peter Jenner from the band’s management, followed suit. Jenner led Barrett into EMI Studios to record some tracks[90] in May, that would later be released on Barrett’s first solo album—The Madcap Laughs.[91] However, Jenner said: “I had seriously underestimated the difficulties of working with him”.[91] By the sessions of June and July, most of the tracks were in better shape, however, shortly after the July sessions, Barrett was in a mess of a state, apparently, breaking up with girlfriend Lindsay Corner and then going off on a drive around Britain in his mini, ending up in psychiatric care in Cambridge.[92] During New Year 1969, a somewhat recovered Barrett, had taken up the tenancy in flat on Egerton Road, Earls Court, London, with artist Duggie Fields.[92][93] Here, Barrett’s flat was so close to that of Gilmour’s, that Gilmour could actually see right into Barrett’s kitchen.[92] Decided upon to return to a musical career, Barrett contacted EMI, and was passed on to Malcolm Jones, the then-head of EMI’s new prog rock label, Harvest[90] (after Norman Smith[94] and Jenner declined to produce Barrett’s record,[94] Jones produced it).[92][94] Barrett wanted to recover the Jenner-produced sessions recordings; several of the tracks were improved upon.[95]

 

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