Omnibus: Season 40, Episode 10

Syd Barrett: Crazy Diamond (24 Nov. 2001)

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" The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story" tells the full bizarre, tragic, but also celebratory story of Syd Barrett, the co-founder of Pink Floyd.With contributions from friends, managers, lovers and of course the members of Pink Floyd themselves. The film includes rare early television appearances of Pink Floyd and home movies too. Written by John Edginton

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Pretty good documentary on one of rock's most legendary tragedies
17 November 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Syd Barrett was one of rock's most legendary tragedies and cult figures. I'm a huge fan of his work (both with Pink Floyd and solo), so I had high hopes for this documentary. Its far from perfect, mainly because it isn't as emotional as a documentary on the subject should be. In this regard, the Roky Erickson doc "You're Gonna Miss Me" is much better. Still, its a sad tale no matter how its handled, and the wealth of archival footage makes this a must for Syd fans. The live footage of Syd when he was with Pink Floyd is in particular priceless. I didn't learn anything new, but this was still a worthwhile viewing. (7/10)


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