Scream Thy Last Scream (4:40)

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An unreleased Pink Floyd song, recorded shortly before the release of their second album “A Saucerful of Secrets”. Written by Syd Barrett and sung by Barrett and (making a rare vocal appearence) drummer Nick Mason, the other band members blocked the song from the album, and it has never appeared on any subsequent releases (members Roger Waters and David Gilmour also blocked the song from inclusion on the Syd Barrett rarirites compilation ‘Opel’). One of the most heavily bootlegged Pink Floyd songs, it retains a cult following among enthusiasts, and even received a mention in the Rough Guide to Pink Floyd as one of their best pieces.

The proposed, but abandoned, follow-up to ‘See Emily Play’. Called ‘Old Woman in a Casket’ by some promoters.

— Mark Paytress, Record Producer Magazine

‘Scream’ has meanwhile joined ‘Vegetable Man’, another product of this tortuous period, as the great ‘lost’ Barrett creations. The masters for both still bear the declaration “not to be used for LP”, ie: the group’s projected second album.

— Brian Hogg, 1993, Crazy Diamond Box Set Booklet

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