New Syd Barrett limited heavyweight vinyl LP collection available to order
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 08 July 2023

Third Man Records - Vault 57 - Syd Barrett vinyl LP box setSome very interesting news today from Third Man Records, who have quite a reputation for quality, limited pressing. They've teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment for a very special, limited edition box set that many of you will undoubtably be interested in!

Individually out of print on LP for almost ten years (the last issue of these was in 2014) and never previously available together on vinyl, Third Man are releasing Syd Barrett’s solo albums - The Madcap Laughs, Barrett, and Opel - as the 57th installment of their Vault subscription series.

This reissue sees January 1970's The Madcap Laughs pressed on 'Golden Hair' coloured vinyl, November 1970's Barrett on 'Baby Lemonade' coloured vinyl, and 1988's Opel on 'Milky Way Opal' coloured vinyl. All three LPs are pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man Pressing in Detroit and will come housed in a newly-designed slipcase featuring a recursive portrait of Syd by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Greg Ruth, executed in one continuous line without lifting the pen.

An added bonus to this collection is a 7-inch single by David Gilmour covering two Barrett compositions. Dominoes was recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall in January 2002, and Dark Globe was recorded live in Clam, Austria, as a tribute, shortly after Syd's death in July 2006.

Order by midnight local time July 31st to guarantee yourself a copy of this essential collection, only at You will need to take out at least a quarterly subscription, which will INCLUDE the Barrett boxset, but once received you should be able to cancel this subscription - unless you fancy future releases and the other benefits that Third Man Records offer to their subscribers.