Recorded in 1967 and sung by Syd Barrett

An unreleased song by Pink Floyd was premiered earlier today by BBC 6 Music. Titled ‘Vegetable Man’, it was recorded in 1967 and sung by Syd Barrett.

It was written by Barrett in 1965 before being recorded in 1967. The song has been bootlegged by fans in the past but it will soon be getting its first official release.

‘Vegetable Man’ will appear on a 27xCD box set titled ‘The Early Years 1965–1972’, set for release on November 11. You can listen to ‘Vegetable Man’ here by skipping to 51:15.

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The 27-disc box set will collect unreleased outtakes and demos, TV appearances, seven hours of concert recordings, performances, interviews, three feature films), over 20 unreleased songs, an updated version of their Zabriskie Point soundtrack and more.

The collection charts their first seven years together and the era before their commercial breakthrough with ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’. It will also include the song ‘Green Is The Colour’, which was originally on 1969 album ‘Soundtrack From The Film More’ and recorded just after founding member Syd Barrett left the group.

As well as including some of the tracks from ‘Soundtrack From The Film More’, the box set will also include the film itself. Directed by Barbet Schroeder, the art-house movie follows German student Stefan as he hitchhikes to Ibiza, falls in love with an American girl and becomes addicted to heroin.

A cheaper version featuring two discs of material will be released on the same day.