Syd Barrett / Mick Rock 7" Photo Book Collectible Tin Box (2010)
Details: This is an unsealed but barely touched Syd Barrett tin collection box that comes with a Mick Rock collection of photos booklet of Syd (of PInk Floyd) around the time of Madcap Laughs being released. The yellow-colored bonus 7" also contains the single "Octopus," b/w "Golden Hair." Everything fits neatly into a scrumptiously thin tin box holder. Lovely. Purchased on Record Store Day in 2010. Used, but near mint/mint new condition. See details below and images.
Description: "Released on Record Store Day's Black Friday 11/25/11. Limited to 2,000 copies, each set contains a book and colored 7" record. They are housed in a tin box. A-side: 2001 Digital Remaster. Released as Harvest HAR 5009 in November 1969. Also featured on the album "The Madcap Laughs" - Released as Harvest SHVL 765 in January 1970. B-side: Remake 11 / Lyric from a poem by James Joyce, permission for use granted by the Society Of Authors, Literary Representatives of the Estate of James Joyce. The record marked Made in E.U.
Syd Barrett was born on 6 January 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
He passed away on 7 July 2006 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (aged 60). A key figure in the development of London's underground music scene during the late 1960s and –despite his rather brief period of activity– a continuing influence on popular (and unpopular) music onward into the 21st century. Unfortunately, soon after achieving success with Pink Floyd, he began to suffer from mental problems, possibly complicated by drug use, from which he never fully recovered.
Having become increasingly unpredictable in person and unreliable as a performer, he was pushed out of the band in 1968. He continued with a brief solo career, releasing eclectic albums The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, before leaving the music industry and spending the rest of his life living in relative seclusion.
In 1972 was in the brief supergroup "Stars" that played a small number of live concerts in Cambridge in February 1972. Its members were Syd Barrett on guitar, Twink on drums, and Jack Monck on bass.
Barrett had an infamous "reunion" with Pink Floyd in 1975, when he showed up at the mixing session for Shine On You Crazy Diamond, ironically a song written in tribute to him. His appearance - Overweight and shaven haired - shocked and saddened his former bandmates. Barrett died in 2006, following complications with diabetes."
Grade: NM (barely touched/brand new condition)