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The Lyrics Of Syd Barrett – new book out now!

Just published (last Thursday, February 18th) in Europe by Omnibus Books, is The Lyrics of Syd Barrett. In North America, you’ll have to wait a little bit as it comes out over there on May 6th. Featuring 52 songs and a foreword by Pink Floyd’s first manager, Peter Jenner, and an introduction by Rob Chapman (author of Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head), this beautifully illustrated and official 96-page book compiles Syd’s extraordinary lyrics together for the very first time. David Gilmour has been a key person behind this book, working his way through Syd lyrics checking them for accuracy before the book went to the printers. As the publisher’s rightly note, “legendary Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett’s songwriting was unique, memorable and utterly brilliant.” This book is sure to be a popular choice for many; Syd’s lyrics were captivating, sometimes playful, sometimes dark and painful, but always unforgettable. Alongside the lyrics are a number of photos and artwork. Having just got our hands on this, we’ve been very impressed with it. It’s very nicely produced (and slightly larger format than we were expecting) and finally we have what must be considered the definitive version of Syd’s song lyrics – with David Gilmour listening to the isolated vocal track on the original tapes at times to nail exactly what Syd was singing at various points, specifically for this book, that should settle any arguments over the lyrics for these songs. We’d love to know what you think about the book, particularly if you have your copy already. Did anything come as a surprise to you? Do let us know at the normal email address! For those who would like to add this to their Floydian bookshelves, you can order it through the following direct links. Ordering through our links also helps with BD’s ongoing running costs, and we really appreciate it: Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1787602567/braindamage-21), Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1787602567/braindamage-20), Amazon Canada (https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1787602567/braindamageon-20),
Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/1787602567/braindamageon-21), Amazon Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/1787602567/braindamage0f-21), Amazon Spain (https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/1787602567/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 tag=braidama01-21 linkCode=as2 camp=3626 creative=24822 creativeASIN=1787602567) and Amazon Italy (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/1787602567/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8 camp=3370 creative=24114 creativeASIN=1787602567 1 linkCode=as2 tag=bradamonl-21). Alternatively, London based TheFloodGallery.com (https://www.thefloodgallery.com/products/the-lyrics-of-syd-barrett?variant=37841572462762) are also selling the book, and they were doing a book and print bundle, although these now seem to be sold out.

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New Pink Floyd print series launches

One of the ever present areas of interest for Pink Floyd collectors are posters. Whilst originals are the most desired, and highly sought after, reproductions and newly created works marking past concerts often prove a more affordable way for fans to brighten dull walls. To tap into this desire, a recently opened gallery, Echo (https://www.EchoPrintGallery.com), are now offering a range of officially licensed, limited edition posters representing different artists, including Pink Floyd. They have just launched the first of their Floyd posters, a print by artist WolfSkullJack commemorating Pink Floyd’s performance from October 13, 1973 in Vienna, Austria which is now available to buy in three variants. The artist said: “My father introduced me to Pink Floyd when I was but a wee pup and Dark Side of the Moon was a regular on the record player. I am eternally thankful to have inherited his excellent music taste! When working for musicians I love to put on their music as I sketch and ink in an attempt to capture the bands essence and I think that shines through here. “The art is heavily influenced by Time and Breathe, two of my favourites, with reference to the lyrics, ‘Run, rabbit run’ in Breathe. Wolves in my work are often ethereal/celestial creatures who represent time and space. The wolf is representative as part of the natural life cycle of the rabbit in an all natural way rather than something sinister.” Should you be interested in these prints, or subsequent ones they offer (including a 2021 Subscription scheme) visit EchoPrintGallery.com (https://www.EchoPrintGallery.com) for more information.

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Debate over Everton penalty rumbles on, but it’s tough to feel sorry for Liverpool’s diving stars

 Everton secured a historic Merseyside derby victory over Liverpool this evening, but it is a penalty decision to have gone in the favour of the Blues which has since taken centre stage in the post-match chatter.Richarlison & Sigurdsson on targetRivalries were renewed at Anfield a short time ago.Jurgen Klopp’s champions welcomed their cross-town rivals to […]