The late Syd Barrett’s name passed into rock folklore when he quit Pink Floyd in 1968 and after two extraordinary but erratic solo albums, disappeared from music altogether amid rumours of a drug-induced breakdown.
Pink Floyd went onto worldwide fame, but the absent Syd remained painfully present in their music and lyrics, most famously with Wish You Were Here and Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
John Edginton’s documentary “The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story” tells the full, bizarre, tragic, but also celebratory story of Syd Barrett with contributions from friends, managers, lovers and of course the members of Pink Floyd – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright.
A definitive version of this wonderful DVD is now available. Please see below for full details.
Original Edition (1 Disc)
Richly illustrated with rare early footage of the band performing, alongside new interviews with the members of the band – David Gilmour, Rick Wright, Roger Waters and Nick Mason – and their associates, fans and friends including Jerry Shirley (Humble Pie), Graham Coxon (Blur) and original band member Bob Klose.
Featuring classic early Pink Floyd songs Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Interstellar Overdrive, Arnold Layne, See Emily Play & Bike.
DVD Extras: Approx. 20 minutes of Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour on “Wish You Were Here”, Robyn Hitchcock performances – “Dominoes” & “It Is Obvious”, Graham Coxon (Blur) performance of “Love You”.
Runs app 1 Hour
Definitive Edition (2 Disc)
The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett story, Roger Waters interview.
Interviews with: David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, Robyn Hitchcock.
In this new definitive edition DVD, lengthy sections of those interviews are now made available raw and unedited, alongside the original documentary.
The three hours of DVD extras also include acoustic performances of Syd’s songs by Robyn Hitchcock and ex-Blur member Graham Coxon.
“I love you” track with Graham Coxon.
Quiz – Tour of Abbey Road.
All in all, nearly four hours of progamming in this fantastic double DVD set.
Subtitles – English, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish.