While performed live in concert and on radio, they remain to this day officially unreleased. We'll assume you're OK with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Syd started to develop a more troubled personality, as if he had gone through a watershed of some kind. Portia de Rossi, wife of Ellen DeGeneres, is known for playing the cold and calculating Nelle Porter on Ally McBeal and Lindsay Bluth-Funke on Arrested Development. Pink Floyd later sang a number of tributes to Barrett, including "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," a nine-part composition recorded on their Wish You Were Here album. The Madcap Laughs would not be released until January 1970, but was well received and sold reasonably by the standards of the time, so EMI decided to record a follow-up straight away. Pink Floyd was a gathering of school friends, with Barrett writing the songs that would become their debut album, 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, reports Rolling Stone. Here Ivan srry Syd was never your dad :P p.s. By the time he moved to London he had already been part of local bands including Geoff Mott and the Mottoes, born out of collaborations at the Barrett family home from 1962 onwards. In the end of January 1972, Syd formed a short-lived band called Stars with ex-Pink Fairies member Twink on drums and Jack Monck on bass. Syd Barrett, one of the founders of Pink Floyd died at the age 60 after living in seclusion half his life.By the end of 1967 and the beginning of 1968, Barrett’s behavior became increasingly erratic and unpredictable, partly as a result of the intense use of … Yes, before all of the songs you know and love became huge, Syd was pumping out the craziest songs ever. They also went into a studio that same day and recorded a first version of ‘Interstellar Overdrive’, used as music for the experimental film San Francisco by Anthony Stern. , they remain to this day officially unreleased. When two of the 6 band members left, there was space for Syd to join, along with Rado “Bob” Klose. 1965, Syd And Friends in Cambridge. 1968, after only a handful of shows as a 5-piece, the band elected not to pick Syd up on the way to Southampton. A particular mention must be made of the residency they enjoyed at the All Saints Church Hall as part of a series of concerts organized by the budding London Free School in the autumn of 1966. When two of the 6 band members left, there was space for Syd to join, along with Rado “Bob” Klose. They also went into a studio that same day and recorded a first version of ‘Interstellar Overdrive’, used as music for the experimental film San Francisco by Anthony Stern. Three days later he wrote to his girlfriend Libby that “I could write a book about his merits – perhaps I will some time.”. Roger was the fourth of five children, the others being Alan, Don, Ruth and Rosemary. More and more people are discovering the unique music, art and life of Syd Barrett, which fascinates and resonates with so many. After leaving Pink Floyd, Barrett released two albums, both in 1970, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett, but he played only one concert between 1968 and 1972. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him. For instance, check out this gem: You're bumping "The Gnome" from Pink Floyd's first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Other musicians paying tribute included Roger Waters, Damon Albarn, Kevin Ayers, Captain Sensible, Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Chrissie Hynde, John Paul Jones, Kate McGarrigle, and Martha Wainwright. Created with the cooperation of the Barrett family and Pink Floyd. During their 1967 tour with Jimi Hendrix, the band had to bring in a substitute guitarist when Barrett didn't show up or couldn't perform, and by the end of the year, they hired David Gilmour as a second guitarist to cover for Barrett. Syd Barrett, Soundtrack: Doctor Strange. Max died when Roger was 15 and his diary entry that day consisted of one single line: “Dear Dad died today.” The loss cost him dearly. This is likely where he first learned how to write lyrics. the end of April, Pink Floyd was the closing act at the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream festival at Alexandra Palace, and left an ever-lasting impression on those in attendance, as the sun rose and streamed in through the windows, casting reflections in Syd’s mirrored guitar. The legacy continues to live on. Pink Floyd associate and friend of Syd, Storm Thorgerson and his Hipgnosis studio. Syd Barrett’s life and art are celebrated in this stunning paperback. They encouraged him to practice music and the arts. Scandalously short and bereft of any real details. Barrett knew Roger Waters from his school days in Cambridge, and he reconnected with him when he moved to London. they introduced many new aspects of a concert experience, including sound effects, a 360 degree sound system and onscreen films that they played in sync with – all trademarks of the future Pink Floyd. Before he was an adult, Barrett had already learned how to play the piano, guitar, ukulele, and banjo. many people provides the basis for appreciating his art. Syd quit the band a few days later after a scathing review. Early Pink Floyd worked harder than most as a touring band. Meanwhile Roger Waters had formed a band called Sigma 6 with college friends including Richard Wright and Nick Mason. Roger Waters at the same time, but in another interview, explained the name as something that “sounds like a nice name to us. A tribute concert was held at London’s Barbican Theatre in 2007, curated by Nick Laird-Clowes and Joe Boyd. A song suite, conceptualized from experiences gained during the time with, and ending truly with an eclipse. Syd was a notable and popular bohemian figure on the Cambridge scene, swapping guitar chords with David Gilmour and avidly enjoying a wide range of musical influences from jazz to obscure blues combos. Madcap tells the stories that are well-known to even the most casual Syd Barrett fan. “Syd doesn’t live here anymore” is how he answered the door to visiting strangers. It is at this point that Syd brought a new song to band rehearsals, only to change it with every take, before bringing the band back to the chorus “have you got it yet?”. Syd and Pink Floyd officially parted company in March 1968, with the band’s management Blackhill Enterprises deciding to stick with Syd as a solo artist. Syd Barrett, the founder of the band which took the seventies by storm, was living as a full-time hermit. 1963, Syd watching TV with Libby & her sister Jude. Syd Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Roger Keith Barrett. He stayed out of the limelight, became annoyed when paparazzi snapped his picture and kept to himself, interacting mostly with his sister, Rosemary. Barrett died of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006, at the age of 60, in Cambridge, England. A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett - Kindle edition by Chapman, Rob. Syd made one last appearance on BBC Radio, recording three songs from Barrett on February 16, 1971. He also spent time writing and drawing, and he won awards for his poetry in high school. Chris Martin is lead singer, guitarist and pianist for the band Coldplay. Gilmour attended three session dates and Waters only the last one, July 26, which was a sprint that generated four unembellished songs for the haunting second side of Syd’s debut album, named The Madcap Laughs after a line in the song ‘Octopus” and suggested by David Gilmour. The mental breakdown of Syd Barrett as told by Record producer Peter Jenner, Nick Mason,Richard Wright,David Gilmour and Syds Sister Rosemarie. Freddie Mercury is best known as one of the rock world's most versatile and engaging performers and for his mock operatic masterpiece, "Bohemian Rhapsody.". On return trips to Cambridge he began playing guitar with The Hollerin’ Blues, who by 1965 had turned into Those Without. Pink Floyd played at the launch party for the International. Six songs were recorded by this first version of Pink Floyd, and after 50 years they finally received their proper release in November 2015. On return trips to. Soon they were at work on their debut album the Piper at the Gates of Dawn in the Abbey Road Studios, next to The Beatles who were recording their Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band at the same time. He died on July 7, 2006 in Cambridge. It’s really just a registration mark. In mid May, the band was invited to play a proper concert to a seated audience at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall on South Bank in London. notes of a Blind Boy Fuller compilation album. He also began to garden. The Best Of Syd Barrett: Wouldn’t You Miss Me? In television appearances, he gave one-word answers to interviewers' questions or simply stared blankly and remained mute. It is his. As the crude light show hit the discs and shone, back at the audience, Syd used the guitar as a visual prop to “shower silver on the people” like a magic sceptre. He played the piano, ukulele, banjo and guitar as a kid. The pair was briefly detained by the St. Tropez police for busking. Produced using the finest materials, this large format book is the definitive visual companion to Syd's life. Barrett was born 6 January 1946 as Roger Keith Barrett in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire to a middle-class family living at 60 Glisson Road. Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning is perhaps best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh' as well as the love story between her and fellow poet Robert Browning. However, by the middle of that year, Barrett's behavior became more unusual, and many attributed it to a psychotic break induced by LSD. Containing the largest collection of Syd Barrett-related images ever assembled, the book includes hundreds of unseen and rare photographs of Syd and Pink Floyd, some of Syd’s personal love letters and all of Syd’s remaining original artworks. Although he was hospitalized briefly, he was never officially diagnosed with a mental illness or medicated. In 1962, the band broke up, and Barrett began playing Beatles covers at parties and picnics. A particular mention must be made of the residency they enjoyed at the All Saints Church Hall as part of a series of concerts organized by the budding London Free School in the autumn of 1966. Fellow scout Brian Boydell remembers that this was when he gave Roger the nickname of “Sid”, at an age of twelve. In 1964, he moved to London to study painting at the Camberwell College of Arts. David Gilmour was executive producer of the album, overseeing remixes and improvements of five tracks, including’Octopus’, ‘She Took A Long Cool Look’, ‘Dominoes’, and ‘Here I Go’. In 1988, EMI Records released the album Opel, which included previously unreleased music that Barrett had recorded from 1968 to 1970. We strive for accuracy and fairness. David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed Arnold Layne. A co-founder of Pink Floyd, Syd was quintessentially English, penning idiosyncratic songs unique in style and tone. In 1966, Pink Floyd found a management team and transitioned to being a full-time band, and in 1967 the band recorded and released their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. From then on Sid was Syd – until in the 1970s, when he reverted to his original Roger. Tim Willis is the author of Madcap - The half-life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's lost genius", published by Short Books, £7.99 This book is the last work and probably the definitive one about the Floyd founder. Roger Waters recalls: “It actually happened very fast with Syd, I have to say, right around the time of ‘See Emily Play’. The collapse of Stars coincided in time with the rise of the Dark Side of the Moon, which had been performed in London just days before and gained massive praise in the press. The first mention in press dates to a Melody Maker article in early July 1965. In, , the band was invited to play a proper concert to a seated audience at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall on South Bank in London. EMI’s new Harvest label committed to a Barrett solo project, and over the course of a year Syd recorded The Madcap Laughs. the charts and Pink Floyd guested the popular TV show Top Of The Pops on three occasions. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! The group has won multiple Grammy Awards and is known for hit songs like "Paradise," "Yellow" and "Viva la Vida.". In 2010, EMI Records released An Introduction To Syd Barrett, a new collection that brought together for the first time tracks from Syd’s Pink Floyd and solo work on one album, including some brand-new remixes. Two proposed singles were recorded but shelved, due to their dark nature and non-commercial potential: ‘Scream Thy Last Scream (Old Woman With A Casket)’ and ‘Vegetable Man’. 1965, Syd with painting. 1963, Syd watching TV with Libby & her sister Jude. In 2010, EMI Records released An Introduction To Syd Barrett, a new collection that brought together for the first time tracks from Syd’s Pink Floyd and solo work on one album, including some brand-new remixes. From age 10-16, Roger went to the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys on Hills Road, aka “The County”. It’s really just a registration mark. It is at this point that Syd brought a new song to band rehearsals, only to change it with every take, before bringing the band back to the chorus “have you got it yet?”. It was here that the band really began to develop a serious following. Syd undertook very little musical activity between 1968 and 1972 outside the studio. Roger Waters had formed a band called Sigma 6 with college friends including Richard Wright and Nick Mason. Stephen Hawking was a scientist known for his work with black holes and relativity, and the author of popular science books like 'A Brief History of Time.'. Roger Keith Barrett was born on January 6, in Cambridge, England. The legacy continues to live on. Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in 1967, releasing the singles Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, both written by Syd, in the first half of that year. Instead, the sunnier single’Apples and Oranges’ was released in November 1967, but did not chart. 1963, Syd with Frisky the cat. As a teenager, Barrett formed a band, Geoff Mott and the Mottoes. was published by Essential Works, authors Russell Beecher and Will Shutes drawing on their extensive research to show Syd’s work and life, resulting in a comprehensive study of Syd the artist. In the end he was more than an artist defined by his pieces of work. The first mention in press dates to a Melody Maker article in early July 1965. Others say he was given the nickname as a kid at scout camp. The band’s music style was based on American blues and r’n’b, but the birth of a UK psychedelic music scene allowed them to develop Syd’s performance-based ideas into something unique. The Pink Floyd (alternatively known as The Tea Set) was still a part-time band, allowing Syd to take off to France in August 1965 with David Gilmour, visiting the home of Pablo Picasso, whose son was a student in Cambridge. Brian “Freddy” Foskett, formerly a jazz drummer with the Riverside Seven, took Roger to the YMCA in Alexandra Street to hear the band play and Roger decided to put the “y” into his nickname to avoid confusion with the bass player. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, mostly composed by Syd, is considered to be one of the greatest British psychedelic albums. By the time he moved to, he had already been part of local bands including Geoff Mott and the Mottoes, born out of collaborations at the Barrett family home from 1962 onwards. Will Rogers was an American humorist, actor and author best known for his Broadway and film performances, as well as his folksy persona. Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2014. He soon became erratic and was forced to leave the band. In one concert he slowly detuned his guitar on stage; in others, he strummed one chord the entire show or didn't play at all. The young Roger was actively encouraged in his music and art by his parents – at the age of seven he won a piano duet competition with his sister – and he was to be successful in poetry contests while at, Max died when Roger was 15 and his diary entry that day consisted of one single line: “Dear Dad died today.” The loss cost him dearly. Syd’s behaviour became more erratic during a stretch of troublesome performances in, and the Jimi Hendrix UK package tour, to the point that the band decided to add a second guitarist. the end of January 1972, Syd formed a short-lived band called Stars with ex-Pink Fairies member Twink on drums and Jack Monck on bass. Started briefly with Blackhill’s Peter Jenner, recording commenced in earnest in April 1969 with EMI’s Malcolm Jones, and at the final stretch involved David Gilmour and Roger Waters. This coincided with the release of their debut album in early August and cast a dark shadow on what really should have been a moment of triumph. Syd quit the band a few days later after a scathing review. In the, he was more than an artist defined by his pieces of work. Full of unseen and rare images of Syd and Pink Floyd, the book also collects and catalogues for the first time artworks and photographs by Syd himself. Syd Barrett was the definition of a tortured genius, one who sadly succumbed to a drug addiction that made him increasingly more erratic during the late 1960s. Artwork was provided by long time Pink Floyd associate and friend of Syd, Storm Thorgerson and his Hipgnosis studio. The young Roger was actively encouraged in his music and art by his parents – at the age of seven he won a piano duet competition with his sister – and he was to be successful in poetry contests while at high school. Pink Floyd quickly became the pre-eminent ‘underground’ band, fuelled by audience and supporters close to the London Free School. Barrett also had his first acid trip. Other musicians paying tribute included Roger Waters, Damon Albarn, Kevin Ayers, Captain Sensible, Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Chrissie Hynde, John Paul Jones, Kate McGarrigle, and Martha Wainwright. 1993’s Crazy Diamond is a box set of all three albums, each loaded with further out-takes from his solo sessions. David Gilmour was asked to join the band at the end of 1967. Roger Keith Barrett, better known as Syd Barrett, was born in Cambridge, England on January 6, 1946. Barrett was born January 6, 1946, and by all accounts was an artistic, curious child who played piano, banjo, guitar, and ukulele when he wasn't drawing and writing, says Biography. He was cremated, with his ashes given to a family member or friend. Julian Palacios paints this picture in his book Dark Globe: “Sketching circles of infinity with his glissandi, Syd brought out his modified silver Esquire for the first time – a readymade psychedelic revelation. 1963 June, Syd, Libby Butlins Skegness. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The real Syd Barrett – by the people who knew him. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Throughout 1966 they honed their live performance skills, often developing songs into long jamming sequences. His life was marked by tragedy early — Barrett's father died when he was just a boy, leaving his mother to raise five children on her own. , but the birth of a UK psychedelic music scene allowed them to develop Syd’s performance-based ideas into something unique. Guitarist Syd Barrett took to music at an early age. The sessions for the album Barrett started on February 26, 1970, with David Gilmour as producer and on bass guitar, Richard Wright on keyboards and Humble Pie’s Jerry Shirley on drums. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. as if he had gone through a watershed of some kind. Additionally, a number of box sets, compilations and re-issues have been released over the years. The following year, he began writing his own songs. On April 6, 1968, Pink Floyd announced that Barrett was no longer a member of the band. Three days later he wrote to his girlfriend Libby that “I could write a book about his merits – perhaps I will, Syd was a notable and popular bohemian figure on the Cambridge scene, swapping guitar chords with David Gilmour and avidly enjoying a wide range of musical influences from jazz to obscure blues combos. In their live performances, due to the quality of the sound equipment in those days, and the risk for microphone feedback, the vocals were hard to hear and the band relied heavily on instrumental and rather loud and hard driving numbers. Barrett was the fourth of five children. During July, See Emily Play was high in the charts and Pink Floyd guested the popular TV show Top Of The Pops on three occasions. The trio then formed the short-lived band Stars. Roger Waters at the same time, but in another interview, explained the name as something that “sounds like a nice name to us. Roger was the fourth of five children, the others being Alan, Don, Ruth and Rosemary. Roger Taylor is a singer, guitarist and drummer known for playing with legendary band Queen and for his work as a solo artist. The light show hit the silver discs and a star was born.”. Roger “Syd” Barrett died of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but his legacy lives on in the acknowledgement of his increasing influence over scores of musicians. Syd had one final and noted reunion with the members of Pink Floyd on June 5, 1975. A song suite, conceptualized from experiences gained during the time with Syd, and ending truly with an eclipse. Syd withdrew from the music industry and eventually chose Cambridge and a life of painting, creating large abstract canvases and many other forms of paintings. Syd Barrett’s famous mirrored guitar was created at this time by modifying his original white Fender Esquire with adhesive plastic to give it a new silver coloured body, and then mounting 15 reflecting discs on it. WTF." David Gilmour was approached in early December and they had hoped to call on Syd’s compositional abilities for studio work, similar to Brian Wilson’s role in the Beach Boys, while Gilmour would bolster the band in live shows. Along with Ray Davies, Syd was responsible for inspiring an entire generation of musicians to develop their own indigenous brand of English rock music. David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason performed Arnold Layne. Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in 1967, releasing the singles ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘See Emily Play’, both written by Syd, in the first half of that year. Roger “Syd” Barrett died of pancreatic cancer on July 7. at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but his legacy lives on in the acknowledgement of his increasing influence over scores of musicians. The mirror disc guitar was probably premiered at the All Saints Church Hall concert on October 14 – a “POP DANCE featuring London’s farthest out group“. On February 24, 1970, he appeared on John Peel’s BBC radio programme Top Gear playing five songs, only one of which had been previously released. https://www.biography.com/musician/syd-barrett. As you listen, you might be imagining someone like … Syd Barrett, Rolling Stone, December 1971. Syd began to use his birth name of Roger and passed the time by painting, gardening and reportedly writing an unpublished book on art history. Three would be re-recorded for the Barrett album, while the song’Two of a Kind’ (possibly penned by Richard Wright) was a one-off. David Gilmour was approached in early December and they had hoped to call on Syd’s compositional abilities for studio work, similar to Brian Wilson’s role in the Beach Boys, while Gilmour would bolster the band in live shows. He was also extremely interested in writing and art.Syd Barrett spent much of his time as a teenager in his bedroom writing poetry. Syd Barrett, a founding member of the band "Pink Floyd" and one of the most legendary rock stars to develop a mental illness - most likely schizophrenia (triggered, it is said, by significant drug use as well as the stress and pressure of his career), died Friday from complications related to diabetes. He refused to talk to anyone, spending time in the parallel universe of his own mind rather than the dull reality of his Cambridge asylum. Glosses over Syd's life rather hurriedly it seems. It was at the time of the final such appearance that Syd rather suddenly started to exhibit serious issues, likely as a result of psychedelic drugs. "use strict";(function(){var insertion=document.getElementById("citation-access-date");var date=new Date().toLocaleDateString(undefined,{month:"long",day:"numeric",year:"numeric"});insertion.parentElement.replaceChild(document.createTextNode(date),insertion)})(); Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. On Halloween 1966, the band formed Blackhill Enterprises with managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King. He was one of the founding members, and the first principal songwriter for none other than "mudda fuddin" Pink Floyd. In the end of April, Pink Floyd was the closing act at the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream festival at Alexandra Palace, and left an ever-lasting impression on those in attendance, as the sun rose and streamed in through the windows, casting reflections in Syd’s mirrored guitar. Syd Barrett was an English musician best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. Syd Barrett’s first supporters in his musical career, and forever his biggest fans, were his parents. Almost joined a religious sect before Pink Floyd. A tribute concert was held at London’s Barbican Theatre in 2007, curated by Nick Laird-Clowes and Joe Boyd. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett. Pink Floyd’s ‘Matilda Mother’ also received a fresh 2010 mix with its original lyrics restored. 5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett. with The Hollerin’ Blues, who by 1965 had turned into Those Without. Guitarist Syd Barrett helped found the psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. The collapse of Stars coincided in time with the rise of the Dark Side of the Moon, which had been performed in London just days before and gained massive praise in the press. Several stories exist as to how Barrett acquired his nickname, "Syd." After a mental break forced his departure, he spent 30 years as a painter and recluse. Syd’s behaviour became more erratic during a stretch of troublesome performances in USA and the Jimi Hendrix UK package tour, to the point that the band decided to add a second guitarist. Syd had one final and noted reunion with the members of Pink Floyd on June 5, 1975. The final gig took place two days later, less than a month after the band had been started. He made no more public appearances, and died in 2006. Six songs were recorded by this first version of Pink Floyd, and after 50 years they finally received their proper release in November 2015. Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in 1967, releasing the singles ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘See Emily Play’, both written by Syd, in the first half of that year. It was here that the band really began to develop a serious following. Roger Keith Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, England. Roger Waters recalls: “It actually happened very fast with Syd, I have to say, right around the time of ‘See Emily Play’. Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett, the original guitarist, vocalist, and energy of Pink Floyd, has been immortalized through the years from his amazing music, paintings, and poems. This was a band composition, but most of the other early recordings were songs by Syd, who had established himself as the band’s creative innovator. He was a natural mimic and would amuse his friends with impersonations of famous people including comedy actor Sid James. Throughout 1966 they honed their live performance skills, often developing songs into long jamming sequences. The only official Syd Barrett book Though the band was initially well received, one of their gigs at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge was disastrous, following the hard rocking MC5 on stage a late Thursday night, February 24. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. srry the vid kinda sucks...just wanted to show you the song :] Acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is known for his contributions to The Yardbirds and Cream, as well as such singles as "Tears in Heaven" as a solo artist. The final gig took place two days later, less than a month after the band had been started. After some personnel and name changes, the band finally settled down into the Barrett / Mason / Waters / Wright lineup in the summer of 1965 under the name of Pink Floyd, as suggested by Syd. While performed live in concert and on. You know, he got very weird very quickly.” Letters of apologies had to be written and a number of important performances were cancelled. The mirror disc guitar was probably premiered at the All Saints Church Hall concert on October 14 – a “POP DANCE featuring London’s farthest, “. After suffering from diabetes for several years, Barrett died at home in Cambridge on 7 July 2006. 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