Opel (album)


Opel (album)
Opel
Compilation album by Syd Barrett
Released 17 October 1988
Recorded Abbey Road May 1968 - July 1970
Genre Rock
Length 45:08 (Original Vinyl)
65:13 (CD Reissue)
Label Harvest/EMI (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Producer Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters and David Gilmour
Syd Barrett chronology
Syd Barrett: The Peel Sessions
(1987)
Opel
(1988)
Syd Barrett: The Radio One Sessions
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Opel is an album released in 1988, compiled from recordings made by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett between 1968 and 1970. It consists of 8 previously unreleased songs and 6 alternate versions of already released ones.

While Barrett only released two albums in 1970, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, the existence of unreleased studio work was widely reported. After years of demand from Barrett's considerable fan base, Opel was compiled and released. Syd approved the new release[2] but, despite its positive reviews, it failed to chart.

Contents

Track listing

All songs by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. "Opel" – 6:26
    Take 9, Recorded 11 April 1969
    Produced by Malcolm Jones
    Previously unreleased
  2. "Clowns and Jugglers (Octopus)" – 3:27
    Take 2, Recorded 20 July 1968
    Produced by Peter Jenner
    From The Madcap Laughs song no. 7
  3. "Rats" – 3:00
    Demo, Recorded 5 June 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    From Barrett song no. 5
  4. "Golden Hair " – 1:44 (Barrett/Joyce)
    Take 6, Recorded 12 June 1969
    Produced by Syd Barrett and David Gilmour
    From The Madcap Laughs song no. 8
  5. "Dolly Rocker" – 3:01
    Take 1, Recorded 14 July 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    Previously unreleased
  6. "Word Song" – 3:19
    Take 1, Recorded 17 July 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    Previously unreleased
  7. "Wined and Dined" – 3:03
    Demo, Recorded 5 June 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    From Barrett song no. 10
  8. "Swan Lee (Silas Lang)" – 3:13
    Take 5, Recorded 28 May 1968, overdubs added 8 June 1968
    Produced by Peter Jenner
    Further overdubs added 25 April 1969
    Produced by Malcolm Jones
    Previously unreleased
  9. "Birdie Hop" – 2:30
    Demo, Recorded 5 June 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    Previously unreleased
  10. "Let's Split" – 2:23
    Take 1, Recorded 14 July 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    Previously unreleased
  11. "Lanky (Part One)" – 5:32
    Take 1, Recorded 14 May 1968
    Produced by Peter Jenner
    Previously unreleased
  12. "Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)" – 3:00
    Take 1, Recorded 26 July 1969
    Produced by David Gilmour and Roger Waters
    From The Madcap Laughs song no. 5
  13. "Milky Way" – 3:07
    Take 5, Recorded 7 June 1970
    Produced by David Gilmour
    Previously unreleased
  14. "Golden Hair" – 1:56 (Instrumental version)
    Take 1, Recorded 14 May 1968
    Produced by Peter Jenner
    From The Madcap Laughs song no. 8
  • In 1993, Opel was re-issued with several bonus tracks of further alternate takes. See Crazy Diamond for track details.

Personnel

Guest musicians on "Clowns and Jugglers":

References

External links


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