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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.65 | 1227 ratings

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The Ace Face
4 stars After Barret Left, the Floyd were left to recruit a new guitarist and singer to work with them. They chose David Gilmour, a very talented guitarist, to complete their lineup. They then set out to record a follow up to Piper, a wonderful debut. Syd Barret did contribute one song here, Jugband Blues, and it is fairly good, with some interesting lyrics like "Im wondering who could be writing this song?". the rest of the songs are a split between Barret-esque fairy taleish tunes that are light and airy, and the spacey, instrumental dominated songs that they were getting interested in. Remember a Day is a beautiful song, looking as far into the future as dark side with its gorgeous melody. The title track is a long instrumental similar to interstellar overdrive, and let there be more light and set the controls follow this example, but mixing some chanting lyrics in as well. See Saw is a great mellotron dominated song with more of the switching-between-headphones madness. Again, amazing melody and thought provoking lyrics. Corporal Clegg is the only song that is somewhat mediocre, attempting to be a goofy hard rocking song, but ending up just a little too noisy.

Overall, another good effort from the Floyd, but they were soon to fall prey to movie soundtracks that would restrain their writing ability somewhat. Now Barret was gone completely, off to write his solo albums and go into rehab for his LSD problems.

The Ace Face | 4/5 |

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