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2 DVD Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story reissued Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story - 2DVD release, 2014On May 19th, 2014, a reissue of the 2 disc Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story DVD is being released, by Eagle Rock.

The release seems to be a straight repackage of the 2006 DVDisc "definitive edition" which our review reveals a release well deserving of your attention. Other than the 2001 BBC documentary which is the main focus - and worth the price on its own, there are some great extras, particularly the interviews with David Gilmour (36 minutes), Nick Mason (28 minutes), Richard Wright (26 minutes) and a 55 minute interview with Roger Waters.

The interview finds Roger, sitting in a studio, refreshingly honest, and at times, forgetful - which comes as a surprise. It provides a fascinating trawl through Roger's memories, looking at his earliest interactions with Syd, through the many experiences and problems, up to the final time he saw Syd.

The questioning elicits some good responses from Roger, with some unusual lines of attack. He even responds in the positive to a searching question basically positing that his empathy with Syd and his decline had elements of "there but for the grace of God, go I". He relates a situation at Abbey Road Studios where he experienced a shocking, almost out-of-body episode, which he equated to a nervous breakdown. At the time he thought he was "going crazy", and it seemed to give him fresh insight into Syd's condition.

If you haven't already got this in one of its previous iterations, we really recommend it. You can order through these direct links: Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Espana and Amazon Italy, who all run a pre-order price guarantee, which means if they price match any other retailer between now and release, or indeed drop the price further, you automatically pay the lowest price. It is an NTSC format release, it seems, so those of you in North America who want this, should be fine with it on your equipment.

 
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