Syd Barrett Documentary Released Next Week
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:28:03
Director and producer John Edginton will release a comprehensive documentary detailing the relationship between Pink Floyd and their late, estranged former member Syd Barrett next week on DVD. The appropriately (though unimaginatively) titled The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story features interviews with Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright.
"All four Pink Floyd members speak movingly and emotionally about what Syd meant to them and why his loss was such a powerful influence in their later work," Edginton revealed. "What surprised me was how deeply felt Roger Waters' and David Gilmour's interviews were, and Rick Wright gives his most articulate contribution ever when describing Syd's breakdown and effect on the band. Nick Mason, too, is refreshingly honest and witty, admitting that they didn't treat Syd too well when he started exhibiting bizarre behavior—not knowing whether 'to laugh or to strangle him.'"
Select cities will screen the film but it will be available to all on September 18.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff