Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett documentary trailer released

Mercury Studios has released the video trailer for the new feature length documentary, “Have You Got It Yet? The Story Of Syd Barrett And Pink Floyd”, ahead of its London premiere on April 27.

The story of the enigmatic founder of the iconic UK band – directed by Roddy Bogawa and late famed graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, and narrated by actor Jason Isaacs – features new interviews with Syd’s band mates Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason, as well as sister Rosemary Breen, original Pink Floyd managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King, Pete Townshend and many others.

The film pieces together Barrett’s rise to pop stardom with Pink Floyd in the epicentre of the ‘underground’ explosion of the 60s as the psychedelic house band of the UFO club in London, with Syd as principal songwriter delivering the band’s first two charting singles (“Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play”) before the release of the group’s 1967 debut, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn”; it traces the creative and destructive impulses that led to him being quietly pushed out of the lineup after group were convinced he had suffered an LSD-induced psychotic breakdown, replaced by his childhood friend Gilmour.

After going on to release two solo LPs, Barrett dropped out of music and returned home to Cambridge for the last thirty years of his life and his first love of painting.

“There are some people who must have a weakness of some sort,” explains Gilmour in the trailer, “like a switch waiting to be turned, and that switch will go, and they’ll never quite come back.”

“It’s the tragic story of Brian Wilson and Kurt Cobain and many others in music and art whose explosive creative drives often rest on fragile exuberant energy that gets pressure cooked from their success,”
explains Bogawa. “The film is not only a portrait of one of the most iconic cult figures in music through the lens and memories of his bandmates, lovers, friends, and musicians but also a look back at a group of friends growing up in the mid-sixties and their idealism, ambitions, hopes and dreams during such an amazing cultural moment.”

The soundtrack includes over fifty Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett music tracks and the film mix is in Dolby 5.1 stereo.

Barrett passed away at home in Cambridge in 2006 at the age of 60 as a result of pancreatic cancer.

“Have You Got It Yet?” will premiere at Everyman King’s Cross in London on April 27, with a UK cinema release set for May 15, and North American screenings in June.

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Check out “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” here.

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