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  1. Joey Joe
    November 28, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

    Brilliant album. You either get it or you don’t.

    If you consider yourself a real fan of Pink Floyd’s 1970 and on music, you owe it to yourself to give this album another 500 listens. LOL You’ll hear the pain Syd was experiencing, yet I think that’s where Syd was most comfortable. Wrapped up, in his own mind…almost invisible to the world around him.

    Was Syd Barrett a genius or a madman? I believe genius. These aren’t just incoherent scribblings of words onto paper and turned into songs. The lyrics are a gateway into the sub-consciousness that was Syd Barrett.


  2. Captain Feedback
    September 6, 2017 @ 5:32 pm

    “The mad cat laughed at the man on the border…”??? What’s the title of the album again? Still, great album.


  3. Pink Floyd 5 wonderful things you didn’t know about Syd Barrett – Pink Floyd
    January 14, 2020 @ 3:48 pm

    […] David Gilmour were completing Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma when they jumped onboard to help out with The Madcap Laughs. In merely a few sessions, they developed various reworked versions and overdubs of previous […]


  4. Arul Rajah
    February 18, 2020 @ 10:34 am

    I have a 1969 UK pressing. But, I googled everywhere & it says only published in 1970. So, this puzzles me. The date 1969 is seen on the Gatefold sleeve & on the inner records itself.
    So, does this mean it’s first pressing & rare?


  5. Syd Barrett's albums ranked | Alt77
    June 8, 2020 @ 1:59 pm

    […] The Madcap Laughs is the album where, depending on your interest in Barrett’s work, things get truly interesting, or especially bizarre. Having been dismissed from the band he had helped create, the musician half-heartedly set about recording music on his own. By most accounts, Barrett may not have been in a great frame of mind at the time. But, freed from the shackles of having to turn in another See Emily Play he was able to put down on tape some of the finer songs in his catalog. […]


  6. Jon Hare
    April 5, 2022 @ 5:56 pm

    I have a deep love for this album. It goes we’re no music has gone before, or since. Raw, beautiful, uplifting, harrowing, personal. Better than his work with Floyd.. this is an album that becomes etched in your heart.


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