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dvdSyd Barrett documentary released in North America
Region 1 DVD contains 25 minutes of extras

The Voiceprint Group of Companies will release "The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" as a Region 1 DVD in the United States on Jan. 4. The title was made available to Canadian buyers in late November.

The 49-minute documentary focuses on Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett's time with the band, and the years immediately following his departure from the group.

In addition to early performance footage, the documentary includes interviews with each band member, except Syd, as well as with lesser known players in the Floyd story: former band member Bob Klose, lighting designer and former band landlord Mike Leonard, Barrett's former girlfriend Libby Chisman, Barrett's once flatmate Duggie Fields and others.

Robyn Hitchcock and Graham Coxon, formerly of Blur, provide three acoustic performances of Barrett songs.

The documentary was released by Direct Video Distribution UK in the spring of 2003 in Europe and Australia. It has subsequently aired on the VH-1 cable channel.

The North American release sports new cover artwork and bonus material not included in the European/Australian release.

Purchase "The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" DVD online.

(Posted: Dec. 19, 2004)

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