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A Saucerful of Secrets

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A Saucerful of Secrets is the second rock album by Pink Floyd. It was recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road Studios, from October 1967 to April 1968. The album was released that June and reached #9 in the UK, while remaining the only Floyd album to not chart at all in the US (The Piper at the Gates of Dawn's US substitute, entitled Pink Floyd, lingered at the bottom of the US charts some months earlier). Due to Syd Barrett's declining mental state, this would be the last Pink Floyd album that he would work on. During its difficult recording sessions, Syd became increasingly unstable and in January 1968, David Gilmour was brought in. Syd was soon phased out, leaving this new incarnation of Pink Floyd to finish the album.

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Track listing

  1. "Let There Be More Light" (Waters) - 5:38
  2. "Remember A Day" (Wright) - 4:33
  3. "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" (Waters) - 5:28
  4. "Corporal Clegg" (Waters) - 4:13
  5. "A Saucerful of Secrets" (Waters/Wright/Mason/Gilmour) - 11:57
  6. "See-Saw" (Wright) - 4:36
  7. "Jugband Blues" (Barrett) - 3:00

Quotes

  • "Was Corporal Clegg on Saucerful Of Secrets a deliberate Hendrix-style sound that you were going for?"
    • "No, not really. I didn't know what the hell I was trying to play at the time to be quite honest. I'd really no idea. What I was used to playing, the style I had, didn't fit Pink Floyd at the time, and I didn't really know quite what to do." - David Gilmour - Sounds "Guitar Heroes" Magazine, May 1983

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