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Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.66 | 1593 ratings

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4 stars a little gem - thats how i would describe A Saucerful of Secrets. at less than 40 minutes, it would have to be masterful for Floyd's shortest album...and it was.

combining Syd Barrett's charming, yet-crazy outlook with pseudo-psychedlia, it sets the standards for Floyd's early poppy-psychedelic rock sound.

it catches your attention right from the opening bass riffs of Let There Be More Light running into the Barrett-like nursery rhyme verse...

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun sounds great on the original but you've got to listen to the version on Umma Gumma or Earl's Court to understand the full potential of the sounds created on this one.

and the title track, A Saucerful of Secrets...boy! creativity at its superlative best. winding its way from the haunting, almost silent intro through the almost-regular song middle section and exploding in the closing minutes with Gilmour's soloing and Waters' banshee wails. again, listen to the live Umma Gumma version and you'll find this fabulous song sounding (unbelievably) even more mind-blowing...

sv_godspeed | 4/5 |


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