180 Gram vinyl in a Gatefold Sleeve. Born in Cambridge in 1946, Roger Keith 'Syd' Barrett was the primary songwriter, guitarist and original lead vocalist in (the first incarnation of) Pink Floyd. He formed the band in the mid-1960s with drummer Nick Mason, bassist Roger Waters and keyboard-player Richard Wright. With their groundbreaking, semi-improvised sets at the legendary UFO club in London's Tottenham Court Road, they became the prime movers of british psychedelia. Syd Barrett left Pink Floyd in April 1968. In 1988, EMI records released an album of Barrett's studio outtakes and previously unreleased material recorded from 1968 to 1970 under the title 'Opel'.