- Product Code: PFRLP2 / 0825646493180
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- Price in bonus-scraps: 239
Remastered re-release of the second full-length studio album by legendary British Psychedelic/Space Rock band.
A transitional album on which the band moved from Syd Barrett's relatively concise and vivid songs to spacy, ethereal material with lengthy instrumental passages. The album was recorded before and after Syd Barrett's departure from the band. With Barrett's behaviour becoming increasingly unpredictable, David Gilmour was recruited to compliment Barrett, and eventually to replace him. As a result, "A Saucerful Of Secrets" became the only non-compilation Pink Floyd album on which all five band members appeared, the first for Gilmour (with him appearing on five songs), and the last for Barrett (with him on three). "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" was the only song all five members appeared on together.
"Remember a Day" and "See Saw" are highlights; on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", "Let There Be More Light", and the lengthy instrumental title track, the band begin to map out the dark and repetitive pulses that would characterize their next few records.
Upon release, "A Saucerful Of Secrets" reached number nine in the UK charts, but failed to chart at all in the US until 2019, when it peaked at 158. However, when it was reissued as "A Nice Pair" with the original version of "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", after the success of "The Dark Side Of The Moon", the album did chart at number 36 on the Billboard 200.
The stereo remastered from the original analogue tapes 180 g vinyl. Comes with a stickers on the front of the shrinkwrap.
Pink Floyd Music Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd. a Warner Music Group Company, 1968/2016 (PFRLP2 / 0825646493180). Made in Germany.
1. Let There Be More Light 5:38
2. Remember A Day 4:33
3. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 5:27
4. Corporal Clegg 4:12
1. A Saucerful Of Secrets 11:59
2. See-Saw 4:36
3. Jugband Blues 3:01
Total playing time: 39:26 min.