An Introduction To Syd Barrett - 2LP and CD reissue coming
Written by Matt   
Monday, 14 November 2022

An Introduction To Syd BarrettOriginally released in 2011, and now hard to find (particularly on vinyl), the compilation An Introduction To Syd Barrett is getting a deserved reissue on 2nd December 2022 on 2LP - on heavyweight 180g vinyl - and on CD.

The album is designed to provide a handy overview of this visionary talent, with an eighteen track collection taking in six early Pink Floyd songs, alongside twelve of Syd's solo recordings.

David Gilmour, who originally worked on Syd's two solo albums, as co-producer of The Madcap Laughs and as producer of Barrett, was the executive producer for the album. Damon Iddins and Andy Jackson at Astoria Studios remixed five tracks including Octopus, She Took A Long Cool Look, Dominoes and Here I Go, with Gilmour adding bass guitar to the last track. Pink Floyd's Matilda Mother also received a fresh 2010 mix.

Both versions of the album feature the original 24-page booklet and graphics plus all lyrics, and was designed including the cover art by long time Pink Floyd associate the late Storm Thorgerson and his estimable studio.

Here's the track listing, with the side splits for the vinyl edition (the CD just has all eighteen tracks on one side):
SIDE ONE: Arnold Layne / See Emily Play / Apples And Oranges (Stereo Version) / Matilda Mother (2010 Mix)
SIDE TWO: Chapter 24 / Bike / Terrapin / Love You / Dark Globe
SIDE THREE: Here I Go (2010 Remix) / Octopus (2010 Mix) / She Took A Long Cool Look (2010 Mix) / If It's In You / Baby Lemonade
SIDE FOUR: Dominoes (2010 Mix) / Gigolo Aunt / Effervescing Elephant / Bob Dylan Blues

The album is reissued in the UK and Europe on 2nd December 2022, with North America/elsewhere following in due course.

Should you wish to place an order for this reissue, below are some direct links for you. Once we have the US/Canadian links, we'll add them here. Ordering any item after entering Amazon through our links helps with BD's ongoing running costs, and we really appreciate it:

AN INTRODUCTION TO SYD BARRETT - 2LP vinyl:  Amazon UK  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
AN INTRODUCTION TO SYD BARRETT - CD:  Amazon UK  Germany  France  Italy  Spain