The Soldier's Tale
Unearthed Syd Barrett Song
Posted by pulse on Feb 26, 2001
A new compilation album for co-founder and former member, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd is due out on May 29th entitled "Wouldn't You Miss Me" by EMI Records. A newly unearthed track is on this album called "Bob Dylan's Blues." Rolling Stone recently reported that Barrett likely was inspired to write the song after he and Floyd bandmate David Gilmour watched Dylan perform in London circa 1963, and the song was written some time shortly thereafter. Gilmour later recorded Barrett performing the song in 1969 during his brief solo career. Gilmour has generously provided the rare piece from his private collection to project co-ordinator, Tim Chacksfield for this album. It appears that Gilmour has always rated the song highly, so Barrett enthusiasts might want to check it out. For more information, read further on RollingStone.com. Enjoy!
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