David Gilmour makes his memorable debut on A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd’s 1968 sophomore album and a work that also includes three key contributions from band founder Syd Barrett. Deemed by drummer Nick Mason his favorite Pink Floyd record, and the only non-compilation release to feature all five band members, the 1968 effort finally sounds as it should on vinyl LP. Mastered from the original analog tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, A Saucerful of Secrets is part of the long-overdue Pink Floyd catalog-reissue campaign that is restoring the group’s prized works to analog. After being at the center of 1967’s The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, Barrett displayed irrational behavior that led to changes. Gilmour took over Barrett’s onstage role while Roger Waters assumed vocal duties. Anchored by “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” their first LP together contains the lengthy explorations, dark undercurrents, and scintillating spaciness that would soon become part of the band’s signature style.
|Let There Be More Light|
|Remember A Day|
|Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun|
|A Saucerful Of Secrets|