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"Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs - 180 Gram "

SYD BARRETT 180 Gram Factory Sealed LP - NOW OUT OF PRINT - THE MADCAP LAUGHS Collectors Alert: Many of these Simply Vinyl Titles will never be available again. Their license to produce these 180 Gram Masterpieces with Universal Records International has Ended. This means that this specific title is now out of print forever and there are very few remaining is sealed condition. This title is going to skyrocket in value & price over the next few months. So Don't Miss Out on being one of the last people to own this outstanding pressing. This is one the last pressing you will ever see at this price. Don't Miss Out. THE MADCAP LAUGHS - History The title of the album comes from a line in the song Octopus. After leaving the group, Barrett began recording sessions with former Pink Floyd-turned-Syd Barrett manager Peter Jenner in May 1968. Although the sessions were brief, the project was abandoned for almost a year while Barrett spent much of the year as a recluse. In April 1969, Malcolm Jones took over the project and Barrett began working on newer material, while reworking the 1968 recordings. Session musicians, namely, members of The Soft Machine , as well as Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley were also called in to augment Barrett's songs. It is still a mystery why Jones abandoned production responsibilities, at the end of May, so soon after having assumed them. Jones' recollections of the sessions are that he and Barrett got on well together and had in fact completed half of the album before the new producers took over. Roger Water and David Gilmour were in the process of completing Pink Floyd's ambitious Ummagumma album when they got involved with The Madcap Laughs that July and helped Barrett finish his album, "in a two-day sprint" according to Rick Sanders, author of Pink Floyd (Futura Publications, 1976). The album featured a rather unorthodox recording process, in which Syd would provide a backing track of his own singing accompanied by acoustic guitar, over which the session musicians would overdub the rest of the arrangement. However, Syd's playing and singing were highly erratic and unpredictable-he skipped or added beats and bars seemingly at random, or otherwise he would strum on a single chord for a long time before unexpectedly reverting back to the main portion of the song. This was all much to the frustration of the session musicians; a close listen to several tracks [in particular "No Good Trying" and "Love You"] will reveal the backing band hovering uncertainly here, or being caught off-guard by a chord change there (during an interview, Robert Wyatt recounted that musicians would ask "What key is that in, Syd?" and Barrett would reply "Yeah", or "That's funny"). Syd would not allow the musicians to rehearse or re-record their overdubs, insisting that they sounded fine. After several months of intermittent recording, the album was finally deemed complete. The cover shows Syd Barrett in his living room. "Octopus" was released as a single in November 1969 and the album itself followed in January 1970. It reached #40 in the UK at the time[1] and was fairly well-reviewed. All songs by Syd Barrett, except where noted. 1. "Terrapin " - 5:04 Take 1, recorded 11 April 1969, overdubs added 4 May Produced by Malcolm Jones 2. "No Good Trying" - 3:26 Take 3, recorded 11 April 1969, overdubs added 3/4 May Produced by Malcolm Jones 3. "Love You" - 2:30 Take 4, recorded 11 April 1969, overdubs added 3 May Produced by Malcolm Jones 4. "No Man's Land" - 3:03 Take 5, recorded 17 April 1969, overdubs added 4 May Produced by Malcolm Jones 5. "Dark Globe " - 2:02 Take 1, recorded 5 August 1969 Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters 6. "Here I Go" - 3:11 Take 5, recorded 17 April 1969 Produced by Malcolm Jones 7. "Octopus " - 3:47 Take 11, recorded 12 June 1969, overdubs added 13 June Produced by Syd Barrett and David Gilmour 8. "Golden Hair" - 1:59 (Barrett, Joyce Take 11, recorded 12 June 1969 Produced by Syd Barrett and David Gilmour 9. "Long Gone" - 2:50 Take 1, recorded 26 July 1969 Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters 10. "She Took a Long Cold Look" - 1:55 Take 5, recorded 26 July 1969 Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters 11. "Feel" - 2:17 Take 1, recorded 26 July 1969 Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters 12. "If It's in You" - 2:26 Take 5, recorded 26 April 1969 Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters 13. "Late Night" - 3:10 Take 2, recorded 28 May 1968, overdubs added 11 April 1969 Produced by Pete Jenner, Malcolm Jones (overdubs)
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