Pink Floyd release ‘A Saucerful of Secrets,’ their second album featuring ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun’ (1968)

Pink Floyd’s ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’ is their second studio album produced by Norman Smith and released on June 29, 1968 by Emi Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Let There Be More Light (Roger Waters) – 05:38 . 2.Remember A Day (Richard Wright) – 04:33 . 3.Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (Roger Roger Waters) – 05:28 . 4.Corporal Clegg (Roger Waters) – 04:13 . 5.A Saucerful Of Secrets (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, Nick Mason) – 11:57 . I.Something Else . Ii.Syncopated Pandemonium . Iii.Storm Signal . Iv.Celestial Voices . 6.See-Saw (Richard Wright) – 04:36 . 7.Jugband Blues (Syd Barrett) – 03:00

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Musicians : Pink Floyd – Band . Roger Waters – Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals On (1 – 3) . Richard Wright – Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6), Tin Whistle On (3) . David Gilmour – Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals On (1 – 5) . Nick Mason – Drums, Percussion, Vocals On (4), Kazoo On (7) . Norman Smith – Drums And Backing Vocals On (2) . Syd Barrett – Acoustic And Slide Guitar On (2), Guitar On (3),Vocals And Guitar On (7) . Norman Smith – Drums And Backing Vocals On (2) . The Salvation Army – (The International Staff Band) On (7)

Production : Produced By Norman Smith

Package : Peter Curzon – Photography . Storm Thorgerson asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded 7–8 August 1967and 18 January – 3 May 1968 At Emi Studios, London, 9–11 And 19 October 1967 At De Lane Lea Studios.

Released On June 29, 1968 By Emi Columbia.


Marks Syd Barrett’s final recordings and the birth of their ‘space rock’ direction. A Saucerful Of Secrets is not without filler, catching the band regrouping after Barrett’s departure – Rick Wright’s “See Saw” had the working title of ‘The Most Boring Song I’ve Ever Heard Bar Two’, while Roger Waters’ “Corporal Clegg”, his first oblique rumination on the loss of his father in the Second World War, is fairly unremarkable […]
his is one of the best albums out there from the Floyd. This album gave you the Floyd of the future basically because of the lack of Syd Barrett on this ÑÂ. Roger started his rants about war on “Corporal Clegg” so it is a relic in its own right just for that fact. […]
The music is coated with an almost gloomy atmosphereand its lyrical content conveys a much more adult tone. […]


Pink Floyd’s ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’


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