Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets
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.
Pink Floyd featuring Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason first broke onto the music scene in 1967 with the hit single "Arnold Layne." Despite the departure of Syd Barrett, the group, which soon recruited David Gilmour, recorded some of the most innovative and ground breaking records of their era, culminating in 1973 with one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, The Dark Side Of The Moon. There followed numerous global number-one albums, including The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Final Cut and 2014's finale,The Endless River.