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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.66 | 1643 ratings

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4 stars The second PF album, A Saucerful of Secrets, is quite different to the debuting album of the band, Piper at the Gate of the Dawn. Where Piper is a quite happy album with a lot of songs about childhood and things like that, A Saucerful is an album that sets the dark mood for the following albums. Of course this change is caused by the line-up chanche: as most people know, Singer, guitarist and songwriter Syd Barret, the genius of the band, was replaced for David Gilmour. Now most of the songwriting was by Roger Waters and Rick Wright.

It's a great album I think, my favourites on the album are the arabian "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Son", the great, but rather unknown song "Corporal Clegg", where can be seen the influence of the loss of Water's father in the war for his songwriting, and the well-known experimental title-track.

The last song, Jugband Blues, is the only song on the album written by Syd Barret. In my opinion it is the weakest song on the album, but it's still a pretty song.

I like this song very much, it's not as sparkling as Piper at the Gates of the Dawn, but it's more mysterious and I like it very much and I recommend it to all Pink Floyd and Psychedelic Rock fans.

daghrastubfari | 4/5 |


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