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radio 1 sessionsLost Syd Barrett tracks to be released
Pinnacle Entertainment to issue previously unavailable radio appearance from Floyd co-founder

Pinnacle Entertainment will release "Syd Barrett: The Radio One Sessions" on March 29. The eight-song title will include three previously unavailable recordings from the co-founder of Pink Floyd.

The first five songs on the album will be a reissue of 1988's "The Peel Session"— Syd's appearance on the John Peel program March 14, 1970. Recorded Feb. 24 the same year, those tracks feature Barrett along with Floyd's David Gilmour and Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley.

The last three songs come from Barrett's February 1971 session with Bob Harris. This was Barrett's only other solo session for BBC's Radio 1, and it's long-since been deleted from the BBC's archive. Available as a bootleg recording, its inclusion on this new collection marks its first official release.

The 1971 recordings as they appear on the Pinnacle release come from off-air recordings and are, according to the label's Web site, "of inevitably poor quality, imbuing the three songs with a darker feel than the first set."

The songlist for "Syd Barrett The Radio One Sessions" is as follows:

  1. Terrapin
  2. Gigolo Aunt
  3. Baby Lemonade
  4. Effervescing Elephant
  5. Two Of A Kind
  6. Baby Lemonade
  7. Dominoes
  8. Love Song

Purchase your copy of "Syd Barrett The Radio One Sessions" now.

(Posted: Feb. 21, 2004)

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