The story of the late legendary Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett is definitely film material and a new documentary on the man titled Have You Got It Yet?: The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, is receiving a North American theatrical release in late June 2023.
The feature-length documentary is directed by filmmaker Roddy Bogawa and the late album cover artist Storm Thorgerson and it will detail Barrett’s life and time in Pink Floyd with unprecedented access. Classic band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Roger Waters were all interviewed for the film, as well as those who were closest to Barrett during his lifetime, such as original band managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King.
It was Thorgerson — who’d known Barrett since childhood and went on to design many of Floyd’s album sleeves — who felt that Barrett’s full story should be told following the singer’s passing in 2006.
The consequence of Sound notes that Barrett is a figure who has long been shrouded in mystery, guiding Pink Floyd in their early days as a creative leader and chief songwriter. The band’s 1967 debut The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is considered one of the greatest psychedelic records of all time, though his mental struggles would lead to his early exit from the band, which went on to grander heights throughout the 1970s and beyond.