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Syd Barrett


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Cluster One
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3 stars "A velvet curtain of grey marked the blanket where sparrows play"

A great follow up to Syd's debut album, the self-titled "Barrett" studio album feels somewhat similiar to "The Madcap Laughs". Roger Waters does not participate on this album, but Rick Wright makes a cameo appreance on keys at times. As usual the steadfast Gilmour is by Syd's side. Whether in the production booth, on acoustic guitar or even on drums at times, Dave Gilmour does whatever it takes to make this album better.

As for the music itself, don't look for anything revolutionary on this album. The music is still whimsical and slightly psychedelic, but with a more 'positive' feel, rather than the dark, dreamy feel of "Madcap".

'Baby Lemonade', 'Dominoes' and 'Gigolo Aunt' are all fun tunes with great melodies. 'Effervescing Elephant' is a short, humourous song of note that showcases Syd's playful side. My favourite tune on this album is 'It Is Obvious', a beautiful little acoustic guitar love tune that perfectly encapsulates Syd's musical, vocal and lyrical abilities. This is Syd distilled into one perfect song...

A good little album. 3/5 stars.

Cluster One | 3/5 |


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