track featuring Syd Barrett to be released
Alternate mix of Kevin Ayers song to be reissued with Barrett's
will release a 1969 Kevin Ayers recording that includes guitar
work by Pink Floyd's Syd
An EMI spokesperson
has confirmed for "Floydian Slip" that a reissue
of Ayers's "Joy of a Toy" album will be released
in the U.K. in May.
reported in its February issue that the reissue will include an
alternate mix of "Singing a Song in the Morning"
with Barrett as a bonus track. The English magazine wrote that the
recording is Barrett's only known guest appearance.
his overdub to the track on Dec. 17, 1969, when the working title
for the song was "Religious Experience." When the single
was issued in 1970, Barrett's recording had been removed from the
mix. The reissue includes the bonus track with its title restored
to "Religious Experience (Syd Barrett
use any of the stuff because it was all over the place," Ayers
says in the Mojo piece.
a founding member of The Soft Machine, a band that, like
Floyd, helped define the psychedelic underground scene of London
in the '60s. He's set to record his first solo record in a decade.
Listen to a
clip from "Religious Experience."
"Joy of a Toy" now.
Jan. 23, 2003)
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