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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

R.I.P. Syd Barrett 1946-2006

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Remember when you were young- you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger,
you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter,
you piper, you prisoner,and shine!
Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Pile on many more layers and I'll be joining you there.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
And we'll bask in the shadow of yesterday's triumph,
and sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

Syd Barrett- Terrapin (the Peel Session)

Syd Barrett- Gigolo Aunt (the Peel Session)

Syd Barrett- Baby Lemonade (the Peel Session)

Syd Barrett- Effervescing Elephant (the Peel Session)

Syd Barrett- Two of a Kind (the Peel Session)

3 Comments:

Blogger Todd said...

You're an endless source of excellent, rare music, aren't you? I've been trying to track down the complete Peel sessions for some time - I love the bongos! Ah, Syd, you will be missed...

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Kayem said...

Thanks for posting this. I found a copy in the early 90s at a second hand record shop and then lost it a year later in a home burgulary. Hadn't been able to listen to it since - amongst a lot of Barrett being posted in the blogosphere over the last two days this is a real gem for those of us who grew up with and loved The Madcap Laughes and Barrett.

1:54 AM  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

I think I still have my copy in a box. Hope so.

1:22 PM  

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