Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974
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Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974

By Storm Thorgerson
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This is the artwork used for the sleeve of a re-release of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett's two solo albums, the ironically-titled "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett.  At the time Syd was unwilling to pose for any new photographs, so Storm created the cover using photos from a previous session, a plum, orange and matchbox, which were significant props from one of his "journey's into space" from their younger days.

Image Courtesy of Syd Barrett. Artwork by Hipgnosis. 
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Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974
Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974

 
 
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