Psychedelic Renegades. With Photographs of Syd Barrett
by ROCK, Mick (born 1948), [PINK FLOYD / Syd BARRETT]
Guildford: Genesis Publications Limited, 2001. [Rock Photography] LIMITED to 630 copies, SIGNED by the author, Mick Rock. Folio size, pp.160 with approximately 120 monochrome and colour images, some folding plates. Quarter-bound in orange leather and luxurious turquoise blue linen over heavyweight boards, gilt-lettered with all edges gilt. Housed in a sumptuous Italian orange pictorial cloth slipcase. As New. A pristine, unopened copy in the original card mailer. The entire edition totalled 950 copies, with deluxe issues in full leather numbered 1-320, and collector copies in quarter leather numbered 321-950. The present example is a very low number, 328, effectively No.8 of the collector copies. Comprising the entire Syd Barrett archive of legendary music photographer Mick Rock. This finely produced volume covers the period 1969-71 and features the photo session in and around Syd's London flat which culminated in the cover for Syd's first solo album The Madcap Laughs, and a further session at Syd's family home in Cambridge. Includes some of the most famous images of Syd Barrett, plus a wealth of previously unpublished images. Accompanying these extraordinary pictures is a fascinating text providing insights into one of the world's truly cult figures, a 'mad bohemian poet' in the words of Mick Rock. For Pink Floyd founder Barrett continues to intrigue past and present generations alike and has been the subject of a tremendous rock mythology ever since his withdrawal from the music world in the early Seventies. It was Mick Rock who undertook the last ever interview with Syd for Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, and his original version of this memorable article is reproduced here, in full, for the first time.
- Bookseller Adrian Harrington Rare Books (GB)
- Book Condition Used
- Quantity Available 1
- Publisher Guildford: Genesis Publications Limited, 2001