SHSP 4007 – Syd Barrett

“Barrett” 1970

Sleeve notes:

Textured flipback sleeve, date code 7011 (November 1970) and printer’s credit on rear sleeve.
“Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.”
No designer’s or photographer’s credit.

Label notes:
Uk 1st pressing information must include the following –

“THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD” around rim of label
No EMI box logo on label
“MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” at bottom of label

Matrix notes:

UK 1st pressing (with label as above)

S H S P  4 0 0 7   A – 1 G  (T at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)

S H S P  4 0 0 7   B – 1 G  (G at 3 o’clock in deadwax, 1 at 9 o’clock)

The typeface used for the album title is ‘University Roman’ and what’s interesting about it is that the designer has either accidentally or deliberately inverted the letter ‘E’…the correct version appears below:

as with most graphic design of this period (late 1960s and 1970s), letraset-style lettering was used to create titles and logos, so the designer either made a mistake when rubbing down the lettering to create the title or just simply preferred the ‘E’ upside down…! Who knows?!

2 comments on “SHSP 4007 – Syd Barrett

  1. Hi from the USA! Wow, GREAT JOB with the Rare Record Collector site, which I just stumbled upon, and which is happily distracting me from what I’m supposed to be working on. Please note, the very first press of “Barrett” has a laminated flipback sleeve. The textured flipback appeared in either late 1971 or early 1972.

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