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A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.67 | 1713 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars The title is also great!

Im not going to tell you about Pink Floyd`s history, only remark things that you already know, A Saucerful of Secrets was the second album that Pink Floyd released, but the difference is that here Syd Barrett put his last collaboration before being kicked away by the band, so that`s a special taste about this for that reason, what is next to the Barret`s psychedelia, what`s left of the Barret`s insanity , i dont know, but what im sure is that this album made differenc in the history of music, and in the hearts of Floyd lovers.

A difference to their debut album, here a new touch was led to the album, David Gilmour on guitars joined the band to create a rockish and more experimental sound, which we wont appreciate yet in this album, because it has yet the psychedelic and acid LSD Barrettesque sound, but anyway we can notice a new mind and a new prescence here.

Seven are the tracks which were placed in this great album to delight and please music lovers, starting with a great atmospheric and acid song called "Let There Be More Light", which is recognizable for it`s guitar sound at the beggining of the song, then it starts to fade down and vocals appears, a great song to start the album, i personally enjoy this song very much, i wont review all the songs, but i will tell you about some of them.

"Remember a Day" is the track which was composed by Richard Wright (when non Waters - Gilmour big ego guys could create compositions) and believe it or not it has his particular touch, besides his vocals, it has yet the early peace and love organ sound.

"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", who considered Pink Floyd fan doesn`t know this classic, great song with pretty nice lyrics and a superb atmosphere during it, this time a Waters hymn, but chek out the drums.

"A Saucerful of Secrets" is maybe the lloniest or craziest of them all , instrumental, only with Gilmour`s voice and screams at the end of the song, it could be an improvisation, i dont know, but great.

And the last song is also the last Syd Barret`s touch and composition during his time in Pink Floyd, "Jugband Blues" with his very own style, giving us a song alike to thos Relics songs, not the best, but also nice.

So far this is not my favorite album, but i really love it, you can have a great time while listening to it, no matter if you are a Floyd or better said an early Floyd fan, i suggest it to you all.

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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