Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets (RSD 2019)

Posted by Green on April 15, 2019as


The limited-edition Record Store Day release is delivered on premium 12” 180-gram black vinyl, with a black poly-lined inner sleeve, and a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve, including the ‘Columbia’ logo, under which imprint (via EMI) the early Pink Floyd released in the UK. Originally released in June 1968, A Saucerful Of Secrets represents a change in line-up and direction. Co-founder and original songwriter Syd Barrett contributed only one song to the album and his live appearances became more erratic. So unreliable were Syd Barrett’s live appearances that fellow founder members, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason decided to draft in David Gilmour, a friend of Syd’s, also from Cambridge. Roger Waters and Richard Wright contributed for this album four and three songs respectively. The album reflects this transition, containing a mixture of material, from the almost ‘music hall’ Corporal Clegg through Richard Wright’s dreamlike and melodic See-Saw and Remember A Day to the title track – an 11-minute, four part instrumental excursion that both harked back to their UFO freakouts and looked forward to the longer, more anthemic instrumental sequences that were to become one of their signature elements. The album’s cover artwork was the first ever sleeve design for creators Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson of the Hipgnosis design team, and was to lead to a ground-breaking career for them in the visual arts, including of course many more iconic Pink Floyd album sleeves, amongst them The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.


  • Oldguy says:


  • steve washick says:

    hey old guy……this site is a privilege, not a right. i don’t know the host, but i’m pretty sure he is human. screaming at him in caps is just plain wrong. Perhaps show a little respect? this resource is out of the park insanely cool. Show some f’ing respect, dig? Geez….I can’t believe you had to be told that….it’s a good thing I don’t have the power to ban you from here….

  • steve washick says:

    one more thing……..perhaps if you listened to more husker du you might get my comments above…..

  • NC says:

    Perhaps a tad over the top with your indignation steve

  • Green says: now is ok

  • zanthus says:

    Thanks you very much Green! I saw Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets last weekend and was excited about this. I picked up the vinyl.

  • Oldguy says:

    Green: thank you for fixed, I just wanted to warn, it was certainly not an aggression.

    steve washick:
    1- I don’t like Husker Du and I would never have downloaded them, but it’s just a matter of taste, of course
    2- if it makes you happy I can ban myself, on the web there are hundreds of free sites
    3- in the past I put here,in the comments,several correct links for people who could not download from the site due to wrong links
    have good listening and focus on more important troubles

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