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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.63 | 1174 ratings

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Eclipse
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5 stars It looks like i'm one of the few people who consider this a masterpiece from start to end...*gets shocked*

Anyway, this is the last album with Syd's presence. I really love this one, in my opinion it is much better than "Piper", "More" and "Ummagumma", making this the best FLOYD work from the 60's era. What we have here is awesome and complex psychedelic music.

Opening with the memorable intro chords of "Let There Be More Light", the cosmic tour begins leading to the great Rick Wright's piece "Remember A Day", showing how important this keyboardist's contributions were to the band. The first song has some very insane lyrics mentioning even Lucy, from that famous BEATLES' song. The latter is one of my fav Wright's works, that leads to the amazing "Set the controls..." that is even better live. I have a profound passion for this song and consider it one of the most underrated ones of the FLOYD catalogue. "Corporal Clegg" is very Waters-ish and the worst track from the album - but i like it as well! It can get a bit annoying if you are still not used to the FLOYDIAN psychedelia, but then we have the title epic to put the album back to its pedestal. "Storm Signals" and "Celestial Voices" are pure heaven, being the previous parts not bad either. The whole epic according to Waters is about a battle being "Celestial Voices" the cry of the dead ones. Of course the live version from Ummagumma is much better, but i love this studio one a lot too. Then the album goes very dreamy with "See Saw", another Wright's contribution leading to Syd's farewell on the disturbing and moving at the same time "Jugband Blues".

In my opinion this album is the first real important FLOYD one. It is the best side of pure Space Rock made by this band, and soon they would get into a more complex and crafted progressive sound on Atom Heart Mother. We have two weaker albums until then, though: "More" and "Ummagumma". But those aren't bad and do have some great songs within them. The FLOYD is only begining to show the world why they are here for, and slowly growing and discovering their true sound.

Eclipse | 5/5 |

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