Label: Odeon - OP-80282 Series: Rock Now - OP-80282 Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo Red Country: Japan Genre: Rock Style: Psychedelic Rock
There are two distinctive Pink Floyd sounds here. Perone says that Piper became known as a concept album in later years, because listeners wanted to play it all the way through rather than pick out a favourite song. Psychedelic rock  space rock . Namespaces Article Talk. MusicHound Rock:
Not my cup of tea but a pretty nice issue to own. Roczilla April 9, Report. In the seventies an eight track tape was available with both Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Saucerful of Secrets on one tape!
Iwill say some of the music on this tape was pretty obscure and definitely could be described as a bunch of deranged acid munching burn outs. A favorite of mine is Corporal Clegg with a thunderous bass line in the record,it certainly grabbed My attention.
R1Racing71 December 13, Report. I own the fifth re issue with the incorrect track listing for Jugband Blues. Any reason why its not on discogs? So, this release is no thing for those who want "Conventional" rock from the era Artistically, this album takes the damn cake. Retrieved 30 May Omnibus Press. EMI Columbia. Archived from the original on 7 May Retrieved 2 June British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. A Saucerful of Secrets.
Norman Smith. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn A Saucerful of Secrets More The Great Rock Discography. The Rolling Stone Album Guide.
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Richard Wright. Although there was never an official tour of the album, the band gigged in the UK to promote the album. They played dates in Ireland and Scandinavia , and in late October the band was to embark on their first tour of the United States.
It was unsuccessful, mainly because of the mental breakdown of Barrett. Visas had not arrived, prompting the cancellation of the first six dates. His odd behaviour grew worse in subsequent performances, and during a television recording for The Pat Boone Show he confounded the director by lip-syncing " Apples and Oranges " perfectly during the rehearsal, and then standing motionless during the take. Wynne-Willson, who had worked for a percentage, was replaced by his assistant John Marsh who collected a lesser wage.
Tracks 8—11 on the UK album edition were played the least during live performances. Beginning in September , the band played several new compositions. Barrett resurrected the track "Lucifer Sam" with his short-lived band Stars. All songs written and composed by Syd Barrett unless otherwise noted.
Pink Floyd . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 23 February For other uses, see Piper at the Gates of Dawn disambiguation. Pink Floyd. EMI Columbia Tower. I opened the door and nearly shit myself I had certainly never heard anything quite like it before.
It was unusual and different, and they were delighted with it, and Syd did his own little drawing on the back cover. Andrew King said Barrett thought Pan had given him understanding of how nature works. Retrieved 19 July Electric Eden: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard. There are two distinctive Pink Floyd sounds here. You can tell which tracks belong to who without looking to see who wrote them. The start-off point is "Let There Be More Light" and while it is an awesome track you can tell this track has Gilmour. The title track is also a Gilmour-a rather spacey well-crafted tune.
There are no bonus tracks whether you get the import or the domestic, but, still an amazing album. Vinyl Verified Purchase. The album is great. The recording sounds great! Really well mastered with crisp sounds. Thick heavy vinyl. Good stuff for any floyd fan. Put side one on, crank up the volume and blast "Let there be more light" and your life is now complete.
Great album, glad to have it on vinyl again since originals are hard to come by at a reasonable price. The first copy had to be returned due to it being either filthy or just a bad pressing. It had lots of surface noise and skipped in a couple of places.
The replacement copy sounds great though. Released in , this album was the first without Syd Barrett as a full member of the band he did write and perform on Jugband Blues and played slide guitar on Remember a Day however and also provided a major impetus for a good portion of the German experimental rock scene; influencing a number of bands including electronica giant Tangerine Dream.
Although in some ways the product of a band getting used to a new lineup, I feel that this is still an excellent Pink Floyd album that has a great deal to offer any fan of progressive music. Although Dave was never comfortable with his vocals skills at this point, I think he does a great job, as do all of the other members including Rick and Roger. Dave was a little bemused by what his new bandmates were asking him to do with his guitar, and he found himself playing the instrument with pieces of wood, and making other odd noises.
The musical influences present on this album clearly indicate that the band was entering new territory and even Rick Wright started exploring his Stockhausen influences a bit further especially on A Saucerful of Secrets. As a side note, the band was using a quadraphonic sound setup during this early stage and surrounding their audience with the music, which was yet another nod to avant-garde electronic composers; in this instance the reference was to Edgar Varese.
Musically, this album is a bit removed from the excellent debut album, and is a little darker in mood if that can be imagined. The album shows the band delving further into the electronic soundscapes that they would develop further over the next few years. Large scale composition is something that would develop further during the s, and on this suite there is good use of dynamic range, and varying moods throughout. This would prove to be his last studio performance with the group.
All in all, A Saucerful of Secrets is regarded by many folks as a weaker sophomore effort, although I feel that this is a pretty important album that demonstrates the direction the band would head in. The sound is great with all the nuances of this most psychedelic album clear and recognizable. One can hear the actual tape hiss from the master tape on this disc. This means that we are getting the full dynamic range of sound on the original analog master tape.
This is the eqivalent of seeing an old movie in the widescreen version versus the cropped, "fit-to-screen" abominations made later to show on TV. If you like this Pink Floyd album, this is the version to get.
Amongst my favorites. Early Floyd. Whatelse is there to say? Great album!!
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