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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Marc Baum
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4 stars Any fan of psychedelic rock must know the first two records of Pink Floyd. "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" was up-spaced too, but with "A Saucerful Of Secrets" they redefineed the genre of psychedelia. More music from far away dimensions and the music got an new character with the second lead guitar by David Gilmour.

Songs like "Let There Be More Light", "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" or the romantic "See-Saw" are definitive chill-out-pieces, but don't only work under the influence of marijuana or harder drugs. They can take you on a trip of undiscovered mental feelings and mind conclusions. This trippy side of Pink Floyd won't be loved by some people, specially by the mainstream-audience may find it annoying, but it deserves attention as essential part of the band history. Syd Barret was the hero of the psychedelic movement in the late 60's and he will always be missed by fans of this era. Schizophrenia was the reason for, that he left the band after that record. All the best Syd, you crazy diamond!

Simply put, if you've liked the debut album, don't hesitate to get A Saucerful of Secrets as well. It may be an aquired taste, since it's light-years away from the direction of Pink Floyd's big era, but it's undeniably a worthy addition to the collection of any prog listener. Even if you are mainly into Symphonic prog or Jazz rock or RIO/Avant-prog or...

album rating: 7.5/10 points = 76 % on MPV scale = 4/5 stars

point-system: 0 - 3 points = 1 star / 3.5 - 5.5 points = 2 stars / 6 - 7 points = 3 stars / 7.5 - 8.5 points = 4 stars / 9 - 10 points = 5 stars

Marc Baum | 4/5 |


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