book features Syd Barrett
Pink Floyd co-founder signs limited
Renegades" (ISBN 0-904351-84-X), a book of photographs
of Pink Floyd's Syd
Barrett, is about to be published by Genesis Publications.
The Surrey, England, company will publish a limited number of copies,
some of which will be signed by Barrett.
book contains 120 black and white and color pictures photographer
Mick Rock's complete archive of Barrett photos taken
between 1969 and '71. Most of the shots have never before been published.
will print 950 copies, all numbered and signed by Rock. The regular
edition is quarter-bound in orange leather and turquoise blue linen.
The color scheme is inspired by the striped floorboards in Barrett's
flat, featured in Rock's photo that appeared on the cover of Barrett's
1970 "The Madcap Laughs"
album. Three-hundred twenty books will be deluxe copies (pictured),
hand-bound in orange and turquoise leathers, and signed by Barrett.
surprised and delighted that he agreed," says Oliver Craske,
Genesis Publications senior editor/Internet manager. Barrett has
been reclusive for 30 years. "We don't know exactly why he
agreed to this request and no previous ones. Perhaps it's because
the author is Mick Rock."
Rock met Barrett
in Cambridge, England, in the mid-'60s, and later shared a flat
with him in London. He wrote Barrett's last interview with Rolling
Stone magazine in 1971; the original draft is included in "Psychedelic
has been taking advance orders for the title since Dec. 10, 2001.
It has sold more than 400 copies, "more deluxe than regular
copies," according to Craske. "Less than 40 deluxe are
remaining. We are confident that we shall sell out."
go for $294; deluxe copies cost $750. Orders can be placed at the
Publications Web site, or through the mail: Genesis Publications
Ltd., Genesis House, 2 Jenner Rd, Guildford, Surrey, England, GU1
3PL; phone +44 (0) 1483 540970.
was founded in 1974. The company specializes in signed, limited
edition titles focused on modern music.
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