David Gilmour, in the dotmusic.com web chat on 6 January, talking about
In the first half of 2002, Genesis Publications
printed PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES, a limited edition
book containing the entire Syd Barrett archive of
the rock photographer Mick Rock (about 120 color
and monochrome images).
PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES was limited to 950 numbered copies, all signed by Mick Rock. There was also a limited edition of 320 Deluxe copies, signed by Syd Barrett: these copies were immediately sold out (each single copy costs about 800 Euro !). On the right you can see a little picture of a Syd's signature, taken from an e-bay auction related to one of the hard to find deluxe copies.
Unfortunately we don't know if the Syd's signatures of the Deluxe copies come with some kind of certifications and if some book profit percentage will be deposited for Syd.
The above infos seem to be in contrast with recent rumours referring that Syd is near blindness or that Syd doesn't like to be reminded of the old days.
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