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If You See Syd…
January 16, 2011, 10:14 am
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…tell him he wrote ‘Oranges & Apples’.

He didn’t of course, he wrote ‘Apples and Oranges’ – but tell that to compilers of this French release.

‘Apples and Oranges’, was one of the final songs written by Syd Barrett while he was still a member of The Pink Floyd. It was released in 1967 and is quoted to be about a girl who he saw just walking round Richmond town centre.

‘Oranges & Apples’, however, is an entirely different song altogether. Inspired by Syd who passed away in 2006, it was written, as you well know, by the Trashcan Sinatras and the single was released in conjunction with a charity festival in Syd’s honour that took place in Cambridge and London in October, 2008.

Now, in my search for Trashcan obscurities, I came across this double CD. 26 tracks in total it features a plethora of artists including Bright Eyes, Ben Folds, The Lemonheads and The Magic Numbers, all of them covering songs by various different artists – except for one that is.

And this is where the confusion starts. Track 13 on CD2 has the Trashcans’ ‘Oranges & Apples’. Fair enough you say, but it’s not a cover version. It is, however, credited to Syd Barrett. There are also no publishing credits printed with the record company info either.

Have they used this track without permission? I hope not, but it does look like it.

As super sleuth Inspector Clouseau once said, ‘Roger and goodbye’.

2008 ReprisesInrocks Vol.2 Les Editions Independantes/Les Inrockuptibles

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