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Syd Barrett

With the release of a new Syd Barrett compilation, An Introduction to Syd Barrett, I thought I would revisit my virtual collection I compiled in 2006 for comparison.

Shine On, Syd [2006]

Shine On, Syd
Shine On, Syd

With Syd Barrett’s passing on the 7th July 2006, I decided to compile my own virtual collection (will fit on a single CD, I think) in honour of his music and influence. I included Pink Floyd songs that do not feature Syd’s playing, but that are definitely about him. I made a cover to look like an old cassette as if this really was a mixtape. And I thought Syd would appreciate looking at the world from a different angle.

  1. I’m A King Bee – Pink Floyd [02:56]
  2. Astronomy Domine – Pink Floyd [04:02]
  3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 2 [Syd’s Theme] – Pink Floyd [02:30]
  4. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd [02:48]
  5. Scream Thy Last Scream – Pink Floyd [04:32]
  6. Lucy Leave – Pink Floyd [02:47]
  7. Interstellar Overdrive (extract from January 1967 version) – Pink Floyd [04:50]
  8. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 4 [1st vocal section] – Pink Floyd [02:20]
  9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd [05:09]
  10. Interstellar Overdrive (closing section) – Pink Floyd [02:31]
  11. Octopus [03:41]
  12. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd [02:49]
  13. Bob Dylan Blues (demo) [03:05]
  14. Vegetable Man – Pink Floyd [02:22]
  15. Paintbox – Pink Floyd [03:22]
  16. Candy & A Currant Bun – Pink Floyd [02:38]
  17. The Scarecrow – Pink Floyd [02:04]
  18. Jugband Blues – Pink Floyd [02:54]
  19. Gigolo Aunt [05:39]
  20. Dominoes [04:00]
  21. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 7 [2nd vocal section] – Pink Floyd [01:24]
  22. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun – Pink Floyd [05:15]
  23. Bike – Pink Floyd [03:20]

An Introduction to Syd Barrett [October 2010]

An Introduction to Syd Barrett
An Introduction to Syd Barrett

  1. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd (2010 digital remaster)
  2. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd (2010 digital remaster)
  3. Apples And Oranges – Pink Floyd  (2010 digital remaster)
  4. Matilda Mother – Pink Floyd  (Alternate version; 2010 mix)
  5. Chapter 24 – Pink Floyd (2010 digital remaster)
  6. Bike – Pink Floyd  (2010 digital remaster)
  7. Terrapin (2010 digital remaster)
  8. Love You (2010 digital remaster)
  9. Dark Globe (2010 digital remaster)
  10. Here I Go (2010 remix)
  11. Octopus (2010 mix)
  12. She Took a Long Cool Look (2010 mix)
  13. If It’s in You (2010 digital remaster)
  14. Baby Lemonade (2010 digital remaster)
  15. Dominoes (2010 mix)
  16. Gigolo Aunt (2010 digital remaster)
  17. Effervescing Elephant (2010 digital remaster)
  18. Bob Dylan Blues (2010 digital remaster)

All songs by Syd Barrett except as indicated.


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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