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On October 17, 1988.

On October 17, 1988, “Harvest” label released “Opel”, and album compiled from Syd Barrett’s recordings made between 1968 and 1970. It features unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, “The Madcap Laughs”,  and “Barrett”. It was recorded at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour.


  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Gareth Cousins – mix engineer

Track listing”

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Opel
  2. Clown and Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair – lyrics based on a poem by James Joyce
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined and Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let’s Split
  11. Lanky (Party One)
  12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair (instrumental version)

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Pitch-A-Tent” label released the third, self-titled Camper Van Beethoven album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne


  • Victor Krummenacher- bass guitar, backing vocals, spoken word
  • David Lowery- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Greg Lisher- lead guitar
  • Chris Molla -pedal steel guitar, guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Chris Pedersen- drums
  • Jonathan Segel- violin, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, sitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo
  • Tom Fox – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne, except where noted.

  1. Good Guys and Bad Guys
  2. Joe Stalin’s Cadillac
  3. Five Sticks
  4. Lulu Land – Paul MacKinney
  5. Une Fois
  6. We Saw Jerry’s Daughter
  7. Surprise Truck
  8. Stairway to Heavan
  9. The History of Utah
  10. Still Wishing to Course
  11. We Love You
  12. Hoe Yourself Down
  13. Peace & Love
  14. Folly
  15. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  16. Shut Us Down


On November 14, 1970.


On November 14, 1970, “Harvest” label released “Barrett”, the second and final Syd Barrett studio album. It was recorded February – July 1970, at Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by David Gilmour and Richard Wright.


  • Syd Barrett – guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Gilmour– bass guitar, organ, 12-string guitar
  • Richard Wright– piano, harmonium, Hammond organ
  • Vic Saywell – tuba
  • Jerry Shirley– drums and percussion
  • John “Willie” Wilson– drums, percussion
  • Peter Bown – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett.

  1. Baby Lemonade
  2. Love Song
  3. Dominoes
  4. It Is Obvious
  5. Rats
  6. Maisie
  7. Gigolo Aunt
  8. Waving My Arms in the Air/I Never Lied to You
  9. Wined and Dined
  10. Wolfpack
  11. Effervescing Elephant


On September 15, 2008.


On September 15, 2008, Richard William “Rick” Wright died aged 65. Being musician, composer, singer and songwriter, he was best known as founding member, keyboardist and vocalist of Pink Floyd. He recorded and performed on all Pink Floyd’s albums except on “The Final Cut”. His discography also includes:

  • 1.    With Syd Barrett
  • Barrett– 1970
  1. Solo albums
  • Wet Dream– 1978
  • Broken China– 1996
  1. With Zee
  • Identity– 1984
  1. With David Gilmour
  • David Gilmour in Concert(DVD) – 2002
  • On an Island– 2006
  • Remember That Night(DVD/Blu-ray) – 2007
  • Live in Gdańsk(CD/DVD) – 2008



On August 4, 1967.

Pink Floyd-Piper at the gates of dawn

On August 4, 1967, “EMI” label released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, the debut Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – May 1967, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith. The album, named after the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”, was the only Pink Floyd’s album recorded by the leadership of Syd Barrett. The album cover featured a kaleidoscopic cover photo of the band by Vic Singh. In 2012, the magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at number 347th on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Syd Barrett– vocals, lead guitar
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion
  • Syd Barrett – rear cover design
  • Peter Bown – engineering
  • Peter Jenner– intro vocalizations
  • Norman Smith– vocal and instrumental arrangements, drum roll

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

On January 3, 1970.

Syd Barrett - Mad Cap Laughs

On January 3, 1970, “Harvest” label released “The Madcap Laughs”, the debut Syd Barrett solo album.  It was recorded May 1968 – August 1969, at the “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, David Gilmour and Roger Waters.


  • Syd Barrett– acoustic and electric guitar, vocals, production
  • David Gilmour– bass guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Willie Wilson– bass guitar
  • Robert Wyatt– drums
  • Hugh Hopper– bass guitar
  • Mike Ratledge– keyboards
  • Mick Rock– photography
  • Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis – cover designs

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except “Golden Hair” – music by Syd Barrett, based on a poem by James Joyce.

  1. Terrapin
  2. No Good Trying
  3. Love You
  4. No Man’s Land
  5. Dark Globe
  6. Here I Go
  7. Octopus
  8. Golden Hair
  9. Long Gone
  10. She Took A Long Cold Look
  11. Feel
  12. If It’s in You
  13. Late Night


On October 25, 1969.

PinkFloyd -ummagummapg

On October 25, 1969, “Harvest” label released “Ummagumma”,  the fourth Pink Floyd album. It was recorded on 27 April 1969 at the “Mothers Club” in Birmingham,  and  on 2 May 1969 at “Manchester College of Commerce” in  Manchester, and was produced by Norman Smith, David Gilmour, Nick mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. “Ummagumma” was double album, the first record containing live materials and the second record containing solo compositions by each member of the band.  The album artwork was created by Hipgnosis.


  • David Gilmour – lead guitar, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “The Narrow Way”
  • Nick Mason – percussion, all instruments (except flutes) on “The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party”
  • Roger Waters – vocals, bass guitar, all instruments and vocals on “Grantchester Meadows” and all instruments on “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”
  • Richard Wright – organ, keyboards, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “Sysyphus”
  • Lindy Mason – flutes
  • Ron Geesin – additional vocals

Track listing

Record one – live album

  1. Astronomy Domine – Syd Barrett
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour

Record two – studio album

  1. Sysyphus (Parts 1-4) – Richard Wright
  2. Grantchester Meadows – Roger Waters
  3. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict – Roger Waters
  4. The Narrow Way (Parts 1-3) – David Gilmour
  5. The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party (Part 1: Entrance; Part 2: Entertainment; Part 3: Exit – Nick Mason

On October 19, 1973.

Pin Ups

On October 19, 1973, “RCA Records” released “Pin Ups”, the seventh David Bowie album. It was recorded July1973, at the “Château d’Hérouville”, in Hérouville, France, and was produced by Ken Scott and David Bowie. “Pin Ups” featured cover versions of songs from other authors.  The cover art showed super model Twiggy.


  • David Bowie- vocals, guitar, tenor and alto saxophone, harmonica, arrangements, backing vocals, Moog synthesiser
  • Mick Ronson- guitar, piano, vocals, arrangements
  • Trevor Bolder- bass guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar- drums
  • Mike Garson- piano, organ, harpsichord, electric piano
  • Ken Fordham – baritone saxophone
  • A. MacCormack- backing vocals
  • Ron Wood– guitar

Track listing:

  1. Rosalyn – Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley
  2. Here Comes the Night – Bert Berns
  3. I Wish You Would – Billy Boy Arnold
  4. See Emily Play – Syd Barrett
  5. Everything’s Alright – Nicky Crouch, John Konrad, Simon Stavely, Stuart James, Keith Karlson
  6. I Can’t Explain – Pete Townshend
  7. Friday on My Mind – George Young, Harry Vanda
  8. Sorrow – Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer
  9. Don’t Bring Me Down – Johnnie Dee
  10. Shapes of Things – Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf
  11. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend
  12. Where Have All the Good Times Gone – Ray Davies

On September 12, 1975.

Wish You Were Here

On September 12, 1975, “Harvest” label released “Wish You Were Here”, the ninth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded January–July 1975, at the “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Pink Floyd. The album features composition “Shine on you crazy diamond”, a tribute to Syd Barrett, who left the band seven years earlier due to a mental illness. Richard Wright and David Gilmour have cited “Wish you were here” as their favorite Pink Floyd album. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 211 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 7 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 6 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, lap steel guitar, EMS Synthi AKS, keyboards, tape effects
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar, guitar, VCS3, tape effects
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– keyboards, VCS3, clavinet, background vocals
  • Dick Parry– saxophone
  • Roy Harper– vocals
  • Venetta Fieldsand Carlena Williams – background vocals

Track listing

All lyrics by Roger Waters.

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (parts I – V) – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  2. Welcome to the Machine – Roger Waters
  3. Have a Cigar – Roger Waters
  4. Wish You Were Here – Roger Waters, David Gilmour
  5. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (parts VI – IX) – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Roger Waters