BALLAD

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


BLUES

Syd Barrett 1974 (?)

Syd Barrett recorded at least 3 versions of a blues, probably meant for a third solo-album. Only on bootleg.


BLUES IMPROVISATION

Pink Floyd 1971

A Pink Floyd blues, performed at the bands concert in Falkonerteatret, Denmark, September 25, 1971. A recording from the concert was made and has been released on the bootleg albums:'Copenhagen' and 'Live In Denmark'. Pink Floyd has performed quite a few more or less improvised blues songs, which can be hard to differ.


CHOOKA-CHOOKA CHUG CHUG

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


CORROSION

Pink Floyd 1970
(Instrumental)

'Corrosion' was originally part of The Violent Sequence. 'Corrosion' is only to find on bootlegs. The Bootleg recordrings 'Circus Days' and 'Paradox' - both origin in illegal recordings from Royal Albert Hall February 6, 1971.


COUNTRY BLUES

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


DRIFT AWAY BLUES

Pink Floyd 1977

Improvised Pink Floyd blues played live and only available on bootleg recordings.


DON'T ASK ME WHY

Jokers Wild 1965

This song was released as a (very) limited single together with 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love' from the band Jokers Wild in 1965. Jokers Wild was Gilmours pre-Pink Floyd band together with David Altham, Clive Welham, Tony Saint, Wilie Wilson and Johnny Gordon


EXPERIMENT / SUNSHINE

Pink Floyd 1967

Not released instrumental track from the 'Piper'-sessions.


FAST BOOGIE

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


FINGALS CAVE

Pink Floyd 1969
(Instrumental)

'Fingals Cave' was written for the film 'Zabriskie Point', but not used. The track was recorded and has been released on various bootleg albums ('Ahcid Atthak!', 'The midas Touch', 'Omay Yad' a.o.).
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IF YOU GO, DON'T BE SLOW

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


JOHN LEE HOOKER

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


JUST BEFORE YOU DISAPPEAR

Syd Barrett

Officially unreleased, but can be heard on the bootleg: Melk Weg.



MERRY X-MAS SONG

Pink Floyd 1975
Lyrics/Music: Nick Mason

Christmas song performed at a BBC-show in December 1975. The song was performed by Nick Mason, recorded and can be heard on the bootleg 'Survivor'.


MILLIONAIRE / SHE WAS A MILLIONAIRE

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song was in July 1967 announced as the next single from Pink Floyd. But the band was not satisfied with it and it was not released. Syd Barrett recorded it again for a solo album in 1970, but again it was not used.

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ONE IN A MILLION / RUSH IN A MILLION / BRUSH YOUR WINDOW

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/music: Waters or Barrett(?)

Unreleased song. Performed live in at Star Club, Copenhagen September 13, 1967.

Would you like to be one in a million?
Would you like to be one in five?
Would you like to know all the hidden meanings?
Before they tell you that you've run out of time

Would you like to be one in a million?
Would you like to be one in five?
When they tell you that you ain't going nowhere
When they tell you that you can't live your life


ONEONE

Pink Floyd 1969
(Instrumental)

'Oneone' was composed for 'Zabriskie Point', but didn't make it to the final soundtrack. 'Oneone' can only be heard on bootleg albums ('Ahcid Atthak!', 'Omay Yad' a.o.). .


OPENING TUNE

Pink Floyd 1967

...was obviously the opening tune at some Pink Floyd performances in 1967. Can be heard on bootleg recordings from Starclub, Copenhagen September 13, 1967 ('Mystery Tracks' and 'With/Without').


OVERTURE

Pink Floyd 1982

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Recording music for the film 'Pink Floyd - The Wall', Roger Waters composed an overture like the The Who's overture for 'Tommy'. The plans were changed again and the song was probably never recorded.


PINK BLUES

Pink Floyd 1971

Can only be heard on bootleg recordings. The bootleg albums 'Circus Days' and 'Paradox' were both recorded in Stadthalle Offenbach, February 26, 1971.


POEM by Roger Waters

Roger Waters, summer 1993

The poem below was written by Roger Waters. According to interviews he was inspired after reading the book "All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy. Waters did not make music for these lines.

There is a magic in some books
That sucks a man into connections with
The spirits hard to touch
That join him to his kind
A man will seek the reading out
Guarded like a canteen in the desert heat
But sometimes needs must drink
And then the final drop falls sweet
The last page turns
The end

Not so with you my wife
My love, my life
I do not have to seek you out
I read you day and night
And drink and bathe
And share my coat
And droplets spray in rainbows
From that distant age
And we will never
Taste the final drop
Nor turn the final page


RAIN IN THE COUNTRY / COUNTRY RAIN

Pink Floyd 1969

Based on The Narrow Way. This version was originally made for Antonionis film 'Zabriskie Point' - but not used in the final version. The original studio recording has been released on the bootleg albums: 'Ahcid Atthak', 'The Midas Touch', 'Omay Yad' and 'Tower Of Babel'. The song is probably also the same as 'Unknown Song' released on the '2CD edition of Zabriskie Point'.

 


ROOFTOP IN A THUNDERSTORM ROW MISSING THE POINT

1966

Lyrics/Music: Barrett

The song has not been released.

With yellow, red and roomy food, and quivered
crouching on a golden cushion
undressed himself to disappear
through an infinity of pleasure
and smiled to free the running me
with "Am I my brother's keeper?"
his meek hand on devils gloves
shaping running blood.

The prophecy, to ricreate the truth
in visions of a seasonal mood
in truth, the only sight he saw
lay hidden in the bathroom door
and spat on the rug
as high is high, so low is low
and that's the end of it.


SINGING A SONG IN THE MORNING

Kevin Ayers 1969

Syd Barrett recorded a guitar track for this Kevin Ayers song in November 1969, but it seems that his contributions were left out of the final mix. Originally the song was known as Religious Experience.


SLOW BOOGIE

Syd Barrett 1974

Unfinished track from an unfinished Syd Barrett solo project (1974).


STANLEY THE SIMPLETON

This song defeanitely sounds like an unreleased Syd Barrett song from the Pink Floyd period, but it is most likely a fake. The song has circulated as an mp3 file on the web. Original source unknown.

Stanley the simpleton
He's not to blame
Never be a genius
And it's quite a shame
Stanley the simpleton
Simpleton ways
Simpleton mind and
Simpleton brain


STONED ALONE / STONED AGAIN / I GET STONED

Lyrics/music: Barrett

Pink Floyd 1966

Could be the first song Syd Barrett wrote for Pink Floyd. It was recorded as a demo in Thompson Private Recording Studio, 1966. The song can be found on the bootleg: 'Stoned Alone', recorded in Starclub, Copenhagen, September 13, 1967. The song later changed into Let's Roll Another One/Candy And A Currant Bun


UNTITLED WORD

Syd Barrett

Lyrics/music: Barrett

Can be heard on the Barrett bootleg 'Melk Weg'. Could be an early version of 'Word song' (?)


THE VIOLENT SEQUENCE

Pink Floyd 1970

(Instrumental)

'The Violent Sequence' is a instrumental piece on with a duration of almost 20 minutes. It was made for the film 'Zabriskie Point', but not used. It was played live for the first time in Birmingham February 11, 1970. You can recognise parts of several songs, including 'Heart Beat, Pig Meat' and a part called The Riot Scene which would later become 'Us And Them'. Another part of the song was later played live and called: 'Corrosion'.

The recording of 'The Violent Sequence' can be found on the bootleg: 'Violence in Birmingham'.


WHAT'S THE NEW MARY JANE / WHAT A SHAME MARY JANE

John Lennon, the Beatles 1968

'What the New Mary Jane' was an unreleased Beatles song untill the release of Beatles Anthology 3. An early version was titled 'What's a Shame Mary Jane'. Beatles and Pink Floyd were both recording in the Abbey Road Studios and it sounds like Syd Barrett had more than a little influence on this song.


WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE

Jokers Wild 1965

This song was released as a (very) limited single from the band Jokers Wild in 1965. Jokers Wild was Gilmours pre-Pink Floyd band together with David Altham, Clive Welham, Tony Sainty and Johnny Gordon. If you should have this single in your collection you could probably earn a good sum of money. See also 'Don't Ask Me Why'.


YOU're the reason why

Richard Wright 1965
Music and lyrics: Wright

Very early song by Rick Wright which was released as a single B-side by a band called "Adam, Mike & Tim".