BARRETT - The Definitive Visual CompanionRocket 88
Previously published as a slip-cased hardback and deluxe, two-volume collector’s edition, the book, described by Floyd fanzine Brain Damage as ‘mesmerising’ contains the largest collection of Syd Barrett-related images ever assembled. This new edition adds to the catalogue two recently discovered works by Syd.
This is more than a biography of Syd Barrett; while it does trace his life and career, Barrett is an extensive, exhaustive and unique illustrated journey though the man’s art. Compiled with the assistance and cooperation of Syd’s family and Pink Floyd, there are family photographs, love letters, notes and postcards alongside all known drawings and paintings by Syd from his teenage years and throughout his life. There are also rare photographs of Syd with Pink Floyd in concert, rehearsal and at home.
Barrett: The Definitive Visual Companion is unique among books about Pink Floyd in the depth of detail and collection of illustrative material. As one Pink Floyd biographer, Mark Blake, explained when writing in Mojo magazine, “the authors, with the help of the Barrett family and friends, have unearthed a remarkable haul of personal correspondence, previously unpublished photographs and images of all Syd’s known artwork. It’s an extraordinary achievement… Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art.”