Rare Syd Barrett recording to be released

Rare Syd Barrett recording to be released

A rare live recording of Syd Barrett is to be released.

The performance dates from January 27, 1972, at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge.

The tapes were originally put up for auction at Bonham's in June 2010, listed as "1/4 inch reel-to-reel tape on 10inch BASF spool in Agfa PE36 box with handwritten recording details, with statement of provenance". They were later told to the Easy Action label.

The label’s managing director, Carlton Sandercock,told Pink Floyd website Floydian Slip:

“We have indeed purchased and are preparing to release a live set by The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band featuring Bruce Pain, Jack Monk and Twink. Guesting is Fred Frith and, on two maybe three songs, Syd Barrett.

“The music played in this set is a million miles away from anything Pink Floyd have ever done,” he adds.

According to additional reports, Barrett appears on the last three tracks - "Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason", "Let's Roll" and "Sweet Little Angel".

The tracklisting for the release is:

Sea Cruise
L.A. To London Boogie
Drinkin’ That Wine
Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason)
Let’s Roll
Sweet Little Angel

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