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Random Precision: Recording the Music of Syd Barrett 1965-1974

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Presenting the full details of the rock legend's intimate recording sessions—from his first semi-professional recordings with Pink Floyd in 1965 up to his last abandoned solo recordings at Abbey Road in 1974, this comprehensive account provides rare insight into Syd Barrett's unique musical legacy. Featuring exclusive interviews with many of the recording producers and eng ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Cherry Red Books
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Matthew
Jul 15, 2009 Matthew rated it it was amazing
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For obsessive fans of Syd Barrett this is both an engrossing read and good reference. For new Barrettomanes or perhaps those seeking to know and understand more about Syd Barrett, this book is probably not a good first stop, any of several biographies doing the trick in a more accessible format.

This book lists the known performances and recording sessions by Syd Barrett (with some speculation, when it comes to the recording of Pink Floyd's second album). In addition to this a steady dose of inte
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Sam
Jul 24, 2008 Sam rated it it was amazing
Good GOD, this is pretty fantastic! Another fan-only, but this thing REALLY nails SYD BARRETT's life as an icon, singer/songwriter, genius. It painstakingly details his recording process, practically song-by-song. Gives you insight that even "Inside Out" doesn't provide. The amazing stories of his life post-FLOYD never interested me until I read this.
Brian
Mar 20, 2008 Brian rated it it was amazing
A great book about the recording career of Syd Barrett. Much like "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions" it's based on studio notes, giving the reader an insider's point of view. A must read for any Syd Barrett fan.
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Aug 31, 2013 Paolo Guiducci rated it really liked it
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Simply the most accurate and complete book about Syd Barrett recordings. A must have for fans.
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