Syd Barrett retrospective in Record Collector magazine
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 02 August 2006

With an eye-catching, fluorescent pink cover, the new issue of the UK's respected "Record Collector" magazine (dated September 2006) includes a fascinating retrospective of Syd Barrett's career.

Record Collector, September 2006
Record Collector,
Sept 2006
The eleven page feature gives a reasonably detailed overview of Syd, and investigates his recorded legacy. In a lavishly illustrated article, renouned Floyd singles collector (and friend of BD) Hervé Denoyelle shares some choice examples from his collection.

The text, written by Mark Paytress with the assistance of Ron Geesin's son Joe, has a strong focus on the music, with a look at the background to many of Syd's key pieces, and the recordings that brought them to us.

Breakout boxes take a look at the shortlived Stars group; journalist Chris Welch recalls a meeting with Barrett in 1967 for the Melody Maker; and producer Joe Boyd talks about the year he spent with Barrett and the rest of the band.

For those unfamiliar with this publication, it is aimed squarely at the collectors amongst us. This article is no exception, with a vast array of incredibly rare Floyd singles, many with promotional sleeves, well photographed and presented. With guide prices in the hundreds of pounds, they are not for the faint hearted or casual collectors... but fascinating to browse through.

The magazine is published today (August 3rd) and is also available in a number of countries as an import. It can also be bought direct from, which has a large number of back issues for sale, including other issues which feature Pink Floyd heavily (for example, March 2006).