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BARRETT

Syd Barrett

 

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3.26 | 103 ratings

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Queen By-Tor
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3 stars Syd Barrett's physchadellia continues.

More Phychadellic than truely progressive as was his work with Pink Floyd, this album, like it's predicessor, is a good offering that's very much aimed at fans of Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn", and is even produced by Floyd's Barrett replacement, David Gilmour. There's a lot of good material here, with the main drawback being that some of the songs sound fiarly thin, as they're mostly a voice, an acoustic guitar and maybe some for of rhythem section. It's very simple music, and if in the right mood it can be very satisfying for the listener. Some Barrett classics from this album include the all too great BABY LEMONADE, with it's mystical deep sound, and the eerie (and often Gilmour covered) DOMINO, a track that sounds much like Barrett's Floyd work. Both these tracks (as previously stated) hark back to Pink Floyd while still maintaining a very unique sound, one that had been missing from Floyd's work after "Saucer Full of Secrets", and any fan of this early floyd era would find much to like about them.

This unique sound continues on a couple of the much less Floyd sounding outstanding songs on the album as well. GIGOLO AUNT and WOLF PACK, each have a peculiar charm, great form start to finish. As for the rest of the album, there's a lot of mixed material to be had, and truely is an aquired taste. Quirk runs rampant, and some will find much to like here (as I did), others perhaps not so much.

At the end this is a good album with a couple high points and no real low points. not recommended for everyone, but anyone who enjoyed (as I've said many times before) early Pink Floyd will find a lot to like here. 3 stars, a good album.

Queen By-Tor | 3/5 |

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