(PRWEB) December 11, 2004
One of the most famous creators and characters of the psychedelic era, Syd Barrett has not conducted an interview or released music since the early seventies yet his self-imposed anonymity still fascinates fans old and new. The original songwriter for Pink Floyd was only with the band for a vibrant three years when he left in 1968. Yet, when the band released their greatest hits album in 2001, Syd had written over a fifth of the tracks. It has been 37 years since Syd Barrett left the band yet mystery still surrounds this prodigy of rock.
The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story retells the fascinating story of the start of one of the largest and most influential bands in rock and the drug induced breakdown of their original song writer and lead man. Voiceprint is delighted to announce the mid-January U.S. DVD release of this personal and candid profile of the once effervescent musician and now cult figure of Syd Barrett.
Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright retell how SydÂs slip from reality haunted the band for many years and this is clearly demonstrated in the tracks ÂShine On You Crazy DiamondÂ and ÂWish You Were Here.Â There are also insights from former girlfriends, landlords, flat mates, producers, managers, friends and famous fans. Also featuring rare early footage of the band performing; including a live show at the UFO Club, and an appearance with former landlord Mick Leonard on Tomorrows World.
This fascinating documentary traces the creative and personal tumult of Barrett's days with Pink Floyd, and the fallout from his psychedelics induced breakdown.
The extras are of unseen footage and the sound quality of the DVD is outstanding in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS surround sound.
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