A Saucerful of Secrets

A Saucerful of Secrets

A Saucerful of Secrets is the second studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 29 June 1968 by EMI Columbia in the United Kingdom (following adverts in Melody Maker giving that date) and released on 27 July 1968 in the United States by Tower Records. The album was recorded before and after Syd Barrett's departure from the group. With Barrett's behaviour becoming increasingly unpredictable, David Gilmour was recruited to compliment Barrett, and eventually to replace him.

As a result, A Saucerful of Secrets became the only non-compilation Pink Floyd album on which all five band members appeared, the first for Gilmour, with him appearing on five songs (all except "Remember a Day" and "Jugband Blues"), and the last for Barrett, with him on three ("Remember a Day", "Jugband Blues" and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"). "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" was the only song all five members appeared on together. The band's drummer, Nick Mason, has declared A Saucerful of Secrets to be his favourite Pink Floyd album.

Upon release, A Saucerful of Secrets reached number nine in the UK charts, but failed to chart at all in the US, being the band's only studio album to do so. The album received mostly positive reviews, though many critics have deemed it inferior to The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Tracklist

A1 Let There Be More Light 5:37
A2 Remember A Day 4:33
A3 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 5:28
A4 Corporal Clegg 4:08
B1 A Saucerful Of Secrets 11:57
B2 See-Saw 4:37
B3 Jugband Blues 3:00

 

A Saucerful of Secrets (RSD 2019)

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