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BARRETT

Syd Barrett

 

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3.31 | 158 ratings

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mariorockprog
4 stars 3.5: The second and last album from Barret, also produced by Gilmour as the first one and with the help of Richard Wright, instead of Roger Waters this time. After hearing Madcap, I wasn't entirely satisfied with what I heard, I was expecting something better, It has its moments, but really doesn't stand out. So, for this one, I wasn't expecting too much, also by the given rating in the page, but musically and lyrically, I think is better and make more sense. I liked the way Syd Barret composed for Pink Floyd, and I think I can hear here some of those moments in this record. Obviously, musically is better than the first one, it is not only acoustic songs without feeling and nothing more, as in te first one, but it includes better produced moments adding the music of his past members of Pink Floyd. There is so much difference with the first, lyrically it makes more sense, the lyrics are more deep and with different level of interpretations. Musically, so much better, Roger Water didn't put any effort in the first one, I think, and I can say that the Wright feeling improve a lot the quality of the songs. Finally, is a good record, better than the first one, however you are not going to have a lot of prog here, so It is a nice to hear album, but nothing more.
mariorockprog | 4/5 |

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