Syd Barrett
United States
LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Bill Palmieri

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of record albums (LPs) that have been released in the United States by Syd Barrett.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


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  1. Syd Barrett

    1. The Madcap Laughs

    2. Barrett

    3. Opel
      1. Capitol Records
      2. Parlophone Records Ltd.

  2. Compilations

    1. The Madcap Laughs / Barrett
      1. Harvest Records 1st issue
      2. Harvest Records 2nd issue
      3. Capitol Records 3rd issue promo
      4. Capitol Records 3rd issue
      5. Capitol Records 4th issue

    2. An Introduction to Syd Barrett


Syd Barrett


Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs LP
Parlophone Records Ltd.

Title: The Madcap Laughs
Record Company: Parlophone Records Ltd.
Catalog Number: RPI-543315
Bar Code: 0 825646 310791
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 0825646310791-01 BE 47898-01 A1 / 0825646310791-01 BE 47898-01 B1 (both written)
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title. Syd Barrett. Black Harvest logo in lower left corner.
Back Cover: Syd Barrett. Song listing. Credits. " Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614."
Inside Cover: The Madcap laughing.
Spine: White with title and catalog number.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest / Parlophone Records Ltd. labels.
Text around the top edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Warning: Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, reproduction, public performance, and broadcasting prohibited.

Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Printed in the EU
P 1970 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2014 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.



Syd Barrett
Barrett LP
Parlophone Records Ltd.

Title: Barrett
Record Company: Parlophone Records Ltd.
Catalog Number: RPI-543314
Bar Code: 0 825646 310784
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 0825646310784-01 BE 47894-01 A1 / 0825646310784-01 BE 47894-01 B1 (both written)
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Description: Non-gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title. Insects.
Back Cover: Syd Barrett. Song listing. Credits. " Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614."
Spine: White with title and catalog number.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest / Parlophone Records Ltd. labels.
Text around the top edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Warning: Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, reproduction, public performance, and broadcasting prohibited.

Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Printed in the EU
P 1970 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2014 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.



Syd Barrett
Opel LP

Title: Opel
Record Company: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: C1-91206
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) C1-1-91206 G-2 1-1 / C1-2-91206 G-1 1-1 (both written)
2) C1-1-91206 G-2 SPAR 1-2 B-34118-G-2 23669 / C1-2-91206 G-1 SPAR 2-2 B-34066-G-1 23669-X (both written) [SRC MBC]
Release Date: April 18, 1989
Description: Non-gatefold cover.
Cover: Syd Barrett.
Inner Sleeve: Story of the recording session by Brian Hogg, picture of Syd, studio recording logs, and song credits.
Inserts: A black and white promo photo of Syd from 1969, and a biography sheet.
Labels: Purple Capitol labels with text in silver and Capitol logo at the top.
Text around bottom edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. Capitol Marca Reg. - All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.



Syd Barrett
Opel LP
Parlophone Records Ltd.

Title: Opel
Record Company: Parlophone Records Ltd.
Catalog Number: RPI-543313
Bar Code: 8 25646 31077 7
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 0825646310777-01 BE 47895-01 A1 / 0825646310777-01 BE 47895-01 B1 S1 (both written)
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title. Syd Barrett.
Back Cover: Syd Barrett. Song listing. " Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Music Group, 3400 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505-4614."
Inside Cover: Session notes.
Spine: Black with title and catalog number.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest / Parlophone Records Ltd. labels.
Text around the top edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Warning: Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, reproduction, public performance, and broadcasting prohibited.

Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Printed in the EU
P 1988 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2014 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.


Compilations


Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs / Barrett 2-LP
Harvest Records 1st issue

Title: The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Harvest Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SABB-11314
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SABB 1-11314 F1 / KP SABB-2-11314 F1#1 / SABB 3-11314 F1 #2 / SABB 4-11314 F1#1 / (all four written) (first number on each side is incorrectly written, scratched out, and replaced with correct number)
2) SABB 1-11314-F2 KP / SABB-2-11314 F2 KP / SABB-3-11314-F2 / SABB-4-11314-F2 (all four written) [−< MBC] (first number on each side is incorrectly written, scratched out, and replaced with correct number)
Release Date: July 20, 1974
Release Information: Original issue. Double album release of The Madcap Laughs and Barrett.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Cover: Picture of Syd Barrett and a plum, an orange and a matchbox. Catalog number in upper left corner, and Harvest logo in lower right corner.
Cover Sticker: Issued with a green sticker that says "Double Album from SYD BARRETT Original member of PINK FLOYD printed in U.S.A. SABB-11314."
Insert: Promotional copies had a copy of the New Musical Express, April 13, 1974 article by Nick Kent about Syd Barrett inside the shrink wrap over the back cover.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A. - ® Capitol Marca Reg - U.S. Pat. No. 2,631,859



Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs / Barrett 2-LP
Harvest Records 2nd issue

Title: The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Harvest Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SABB-11314
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SABB-1-11314-F2 / SABB-2-11314-F2 / SABB-3-11314-F2 / SABB-4-11314-F2 / (all four written) (first number on side 2 and 4 is incorrectly written, scratched out, and replaced with correct number)
2) 1-11314- F-3- 1 / 2-11314 -F-3- 1 /3-11314- F-3- 1 / 4-11314 -F-3- 1 (all four written) [*] (first number on each side is incorrectly written, scratched out, and replaced with correct number) (Mastered by Capitol is stamped on all four sides)
3) SABB-1-11314-G6 / SABB-2-11314-F2 KP / SABB-3-11314-F2 #2 / SABB-4-11314 G-6 wD (all four written) (first number on side 2 was incorrectly written, scratched out, and replaced with correct number)
Release Date: 1975
Release Information: Second issue with different text on label.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Cover: Picture of Syd Barrett and a plum, an orange and a matchbox. Catalog number in upper left corner, and Harvest logo in lower right corner.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around bottom edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. - Capitol Marca Reg. - All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.



Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs / Barrett 2-LP
Capitol Records 3rd issue promo
(gold promo stamp in upper right corner)

Title: The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Capitol Records 3rd issue promo)
Record Company: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: SABB-11314
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SABB-1-11314 G6 / SABB-2-11314-F2 KP / SABB-3-11314-F2#2 / SABB-4-11314 G-6 WD (all four written) [MBC]
Release Date: July 1983
Release Information: Third issue promo on Capitol Records with a gold promo stamp in the top right corner of the front cover.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Cover: Picture of Syd Barrett and a plum, an orange and a matchbox.
Cover Stamp: Gold promo stamp in upper right corner of the front cover that says:

PROPERTY OF
CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
This album is on loan for
PROMOTIONAL USES ONLY.
Holder agrees to return it on demand.
Attempted sales are void, and in violation of law.
B 550508
Labels: Black Capitol labels with rainbow ring.
Text around the top edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:
Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. - Capitol Marca Reg.
Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws.



Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs / Barrett 2-LP
Capitol Records 3rd issue

Title: The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Capitol Records 3rd issue)
Record Company: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: SABB-11314
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SABB-1-11314 G-8 1-1 / SABB-2-11314 G-7 1-1 / SABB-3-11314 G-9 1-1 / SABB-4-11314 G-10 1-1 (all four written)
Release Date: July 1983
Release Information: Third issue on Capitol Records. The catalog number and Harvest Records logo no longer appear on the front cover.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Cover: Picture of Syd Barrett and a plum, an orange and a matchbox.
Cover Sticker: Originally issued with a green sticker on the shrink wrap that says "Double Album from SYD BARRETT Original member of PINK FLOYD printed in U.S.A. SABB-11314."
Labels: Black Capitol labels with rainbow ring.
Text around the top edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. - Capitol Marca Reg.
Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws.



Syd Barrett
The Madcap Laughs / Barrett 2-LP
Capitol Records 4th issue

Title: The Madcap Laughs / Barrett (Capitol Records 4th issue)
Record Company: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: SABB-11314
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SABB-1-11314 G-8 1-1 / SABB-2-11314 G-7 1-1 / SABB-3-11314 G-9 1-1 / SABB-4-11314 G-10 1-1 (all four written)
Release Date: 1988
Release Information: Fourth issue on Capitol Records. Double album release of The Madcap Laughs and Barrett.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Cover: Title with picture of Syd Barrett and a plum, an orange and a matchbox.
Labels: Purple Capitol labels with text in silver and Capitol logo at the top.
Text around bottom edge of label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A. Capitol Marca Reg. - All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.



Syd Barrett
An Introduction to Syd Barrett 2-LP

Title: An Introduction to Syd Barrett
Record Company: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: 50999-098503-1-6
Bar Code: 5 099909 850316
Release Date: April 16, 2011
Release Information: Double album. Released for Record Store Day 2011.
Note: This album was released again in 2014 by Parlophone Records. This release is the same as the Capitol Records 2011 issue, with a Parlophone bar code sticker (6 03497 91451 7) on the back cover shrink wrap over the original Capitol Records bar code.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: A masked man looking into a mirror. The closest orange to the man is to his left. Two green flying objects in upper left corner of mirror.
Back Cover #1: Song listing. Credits.
Back Cover #2: Song listing. Credits. New bar code sticker (6 03497 91451 7) on the shrink wrap.
Cover Stickers: Red sticker with title. Record Store Day exclusive sticker.
Labels: Art labels.