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Title:
A Saucerful of Secrets
Performer:
Pink Floyd
Style:
Album Rock,Art Rock,British Psychedelia,Prog-Rock,Psychedelic/Garage
Duration:
39:21
Released:
June 29, 1968
Date of recording:
January, 1968 - April, 1968
Location:
Abbey Road
FLAC album size:
1342 mb
MP3 album size:
1121 mb
Other formats:
RA MIDI MP1 XM AC3 DTS
Genre:
Rating:
4.8

A Saucerful of Secrets is the second studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 29 June 1968 by EMI Columbia in the United Kingdom (following adverts in Melody Maker giving that date) and released on 27 July 1968 in the United States by Tower Records. The album was recorded before and after Syd Barrett's departure from the group. With Barrett's behaviour becoming increasingly unpredictable, David Gilmour was recruited to compliment Barrett, and eventually to replace him.

Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968).

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A Saucerful Of Secrets is the second album from British rock band Pink Floyd. Recorded during a difficult transition period between the recruiting of David Gilmour and eviction of Syd Barrett, it comprises a very varied spectrum of music. The album features the first album material written by Richard Wright, the last Pink Floyd song written by Syd Barrett, the first song co-written by David Gilmour and supposedly the only Pink Floyd song including all five members (diverging evidence on this)

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Let There Be More Light Roger Waters Pink Floyd 5:38
2 Remember a Day Richard Wright Pink Floyd 4:32
3 Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Roger Waters Pink Floyd 5:27
4 Corporal Clegg Roger Waters Pink Floyd 4:12
5 A Saucerful of Secrets David Gilmour / Nick Mason / Roger Waters / Richard Wright Pink Floyd 11:56
6 See-Saw Richard Wright Pink Floyd 4:36
7 Jugband Blues Syd Barrett Pink Floyd 3:00

Credits

Syd Barrett - Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Lyricist, Vocals
David Gilmour - Composer, Group Member, Guitar, Vocals
James Guthrie - Mastering
Hipgnosis - Photography, Sleeve Design
Nick Mason - Composer, Group Member, Percussion
Pink Floyd - Primary Artist
Joel Plante - Mastering
Norman Smith - Producer
Roger Waters - Bass, Composer, Group Member, Lyricist, Vocals
Richard Wright - Composer, Group Member, Lyricist, Organ, Piano, Vocals
Reviews:
  • Vispel
This is an absolute masterstroke, considering the chaos surrounding the band at this time. Syd had unraveled, and was all but absent for the recording of the album. Gilmour was brought on earlier as a temporary, then permanent replacement for the de facto band leader, front man and main writer for their previous hit album. David had not found his place in the band yet, and does his best to emulate Syd. While Syd’s presence is still here on at least 1 song (I also believe Saucerful of Secrets was a strong Syd influence if not more), the band were now on their own. Gathered together in a cave without a flashlight so to speak.I believe they succeeded swimmingly, with a highly enjoyable if not near transitional effort. What makes this unique is not just Waters, but Wright stepping up to the plate with an incredibly strong song set. I truly believe Richard’s numbers are very strong, in spite of “The Most Boring Song I’ve Heard Bar 2” working title for See-Saw. Remember A Day and See-Saw are simply gorgeous, melancholy songs of childhood and worthy of inclusion. Waters writing could never be as subtle.“…She'll be selling plastic flowers on a Sunday afternoonPicking up weeds, she hasn't got the time to care All can see he's not there She grows up for another man, and he's down Another time, another day A brother's way to leave Another time, another day Another time, another day A brother's way to leave…”From Waters, Let There Be More Light and Saucerful of Secrets wouldn’t have been out of place on Piper. Corporal Clegg, while as fun and lighthearted as Waters would ever get - being a slightly weaker offering on a subject he’d explore ad nauseam in the future. As I alluded to, rumors are Syd plays on SoS (if not writing at least some of it), and I for one am sure I hear his guitar stylings in parts.Jugband Blues is an incredible song, and Syd's parting gift to the world and Pink Floyd. Certainly a jab at the band and his feelings at the time, it’s hard to tell how much was Syd’s genius and pure luck on the final mix of this song as far as the Salvation Army Band. I’ll blame Syd’s ability to align the stars in a way that's never been equaled.While not quite as strong as Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, it’s a worthy successor, and equally enjoyable to hear some incredible musicians stretching their wings for the first time. In many ways I've enjoyed this even more than Piper, it certainly points the way for the future of Pink Floyd. As such, it closes the shortest and first truly amazing chapter of the PF book. Things would never be the same from here on out.Since Piper is 5 stars, this is 4.5 if not more. It’s a classic, it was still groundbreaking, and it’s strong throughout. Seriously underrated and worthy of your consideration.
  • Breder
Most under rated Pink Floyd album...is fantastic and a great pshychadelic gem...great debut for David Gilmour...i love this album
  • Agantrius
Pink Floyd's second album is inadvertently a transitional album, made necessary by the suddenly vital decision to remove Syd Barrett. Barrett is on three of the seven tracks here, with five tracks featuring newcomer David Gilmour on guitar (both Barrett and Gilmour are on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", the only track to feature the five-piece Floyd). And although this album doesn't have the immediate impact of their debut, this does lay some important groundwork for the next four years.Roger Waters is starting to become the dominant songwriting voice here, but the lyrical content mostly continues the space and child-like themes explored in the first album. Richard Wright is also a worthwhile contributor, with "Remember a Day" (with Barrett), and "See Saw" (with Gilmour). And Waters's first foray into war themes, that would take prominence later with "The Wall" and "The Final Cut", is on display with the hard, plodding "Corporal Clegg". The title track is an experimental piece that attempts to build on "Interstellar Overdrive" but is less coherent and nowhere near as immediate.The future of Floyd started here. It would be a rough ride over the next few years, at least in the studio. But they laid the groundwork that would eventually lead to the promised land with this album.
  • Andriodtargeted
It is a great album, one of my favorites. Seriously underrated, it is a psychedelic masterpiece. "Jugband Blues" and "Let There Be More Light" are highlights.
  • Kelerius
Listening to A Saucerful of Secrets, it's clear that Pink Floyd were not really the crowd-pleasing mega-rock band that they're often mistaken for. Because for as many Wish You Were Here's that the band produced, they produced two albums worth of oddities that people who have just heard the aforementioned single may be a little confused by. So, Pink Floyd is indeed an oddity band, and A Saucerful of Secrets proves that. Long story short, the music contained herein is weird. This is made abundantly clear by the albums lumbering almost-12 minute title track. Songs like Let There Be More Light and Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun are also strange, but the aforementioned title track is absolutely bonkers. It may not be their best album, but it did show that the band had a penchant for the bizarre that all the best bands do.Favorite Tracks: 1. Let There Be More Light 3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 5. A Saucerful of Secrets
  • Mariwyn
I think the album mostly lacks conviction. This a period in time where the band is transitioning between singers/writers, and a time in which all contributed to the making of the album. So there is variety in songwriting and sound, but that's the thing -- it pulls the listener to different atmospheres that don't come together as well as their previous album did. There are still beautiful moments where the band truly shines cosmically, but it doesn't happen often.
  • Kirizan
Considering these boys just lost their main songwriter, sex symbol and visionary leader, A Saucerful Of Secrets is an unexpected triumph. Pretty much as good as their debut, it also sees the band in transition from London psychedelic godheads to Spacerock pioneers. Crucially, the title cut and Roger's "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" point the way forward and became blueprints for the sound of several German bands in the 70s. Dear old Syd wins the day when asking the question "I wonder who could be writing this song?" leaving this listener spellbound for eternity.
  • Moonworm
I actually really rate this album and I personally like it more than their more critically acclaimed debut. Roger pens two great tracks with 'Let There be More Light' and the wonderfully trippy 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun'. Rick Wright has one of his finest moments with 'Remember a Day' and Syd has his last real moment with the beautifully eerie and depressing 'Jugband Blues'. All things considered, a very solid early Floyd record that is probably the best studio album they put out in the pre Meddle era. 8/10
  • hardy
A Saucerful Of Secrets is definitely a solid offering, the best the band could come up with given their predicament. The space sagas are enjoyable and quite cutting edge for their epoch, while Wright's contributions help infuse a degree of diversity into the proceedings. The group was relying too much on their old identity, one which had undeniably been irrevocably lost to them, and thus lacked their own voice; this, however, would be rectified in the future, and it's understandable that the band would try to recreate their old sound rather than immediately assume a new direction on such short notice.
  • komandante
On their second album, Pink Floyd shifted from quirky psych-pop to a full-on space-rock assault. A Saucerful of Secrets was a giant step towards the kind of cosmic exploits they'd soon be famous for. Syd Barrett ceded the spotlight to new guitarist David Gilmour, but the trippy intensity of extended tracks like the hypnotic, Eastern-tinged "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and the brain-melting avant-garde title track left no doubt that Floyd were the rulers of the acid-rock realm