Saturday, March 5, 2011

Syd Barret's last recording session - 1CD - August 12, 1974

Syd Barrett's Last Recording Session - Abbey Road Studios 1974-08-12 -Now you can finally hear it!

Well, well, well! After lusting after this gem for many years... here it is, finally... 11 instrumental tracks of pure unrealized potential, going nowhere faster and faster...

I wish someone with more talent for visualization than I have, and with more dexterity at arranging than I have, and with the vision that Syd has started - would finish these tracks, especially "If You Go". One of the many biographies I have read about this session (arranged for three days, but only worked on for one) said that all they could produce from Syd is "a few unfocused licks". Well, it's a bit more than that.

Setlist:

Boogie #1
Boogie #2
Boogie #3
If You Go #1
Ballad (unfinished)
Chooka-Chooka-Chug-Chug
If You Go #2
Untitled
Slow Boogie
John Lee Hooker
Fast Boogie

Source: Peter Jenner's Mixdown Reel


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