Lost Syd Barrett recording to be released

Posted January 10, 2014 by Floydian Slip

Easy Action plans to release one of the last known live performances of Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett.

The label’s managing director, Carlton Sandercock, tells “Floydian Slip,” “We have indeed purchased and are preparing to release a live set by The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band featuring Bruce Pain, Jack Monk and Twink. Guesting is Fred Frith and, on two maybe three songs, Syd Barrett.

“The music played in this set is a million miles away from anything Pink Floyd have ever done,” he adds.

The performance was recorded Jan. 27, 1972, at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England.

The set list is as follows:

  1. Sea Cruise
  2. L.A. to London Boogie
  3. ICE
  4. Nadine
  5. Drinkin’ That Wine
  6. Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason)
  7. Let’s Roll
  8. Sweet Little Angel

Auction house Bonhams put up for bid a reel tape of the show in June 2010. Expecting to fetch $5,000, the item didn’t meet its reserve price and was later sold to Easy Action. (See “Rare Syd Barrett recording up for auction” and “Rare Barrett recording goes unsold“)

The label plans to release the recording, possibly as a vinyl-only release to being with, in March.


5 comments on “Lost Syd Barrett recording to be released”

  1. CHRIS D says:

    kinda misleading i thought was all syd not just 2 or 3 songs d’oh

  2. Tony says:

    Unfortunately, the studio (Spaceward I think) that had this recording, also had a Stars recording, but llet EMI take it away… Still, been hearing about this for years, be nice to finally hear it…

  3. Annette May says:

    It’s always cool when rare recordings emerge after so long, especially 42 years.

  4. Keith says:

    Please not Vinyl only lets have a CD release as well.

  5. Thomas says:

    “The label plans to release the recording … in March.” It’s June now. Where’s that disc?

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