Pink Floyd - Saucerful Of Secrets – VERY RARE
Hand signed by: Roger Waters – David Gilmour – Richard Wright – Nick Mason & Syd Barrett!
Custom Designed Award Style with Genuine Gold Award Album
Measures: 30” x 40” x 2”
A Saucerful of Secrets is the second studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was recorded at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios on various dates from August 1967 to April 1968 and was released on 29 June 1968, through EMI Columbia in the UK, while the album was released on 27 July 1968 in the US by Tower.
The album was recorded before and after Syd Barrett’s departure from the group. Due to his behaviour becoming increasingly unpredictable, David Gilmour was brought in, in January 1968. 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 (“Let There Be More Light”, “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”, “Corporal Clegg”, “A Saucerful of Secrets”, and “See-Saw”), and the last for Barrett, with him on three (“Remember a Day”, “Jugband Blues” and “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”).
The album was recorded at EMI Studios in London. The first songs recorded for the album were Roger Waters’ “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” and an unreleased Barrett track, “Scream Thy Last Scream”, were both recorded on 7–8 August 1967. The two tracks were arranged to be released as a single on 8 September, before it was vetoed by the band’s record company, EMI. The band recorded “Vegetable Man”at De Lane Lea Studios on 9–11 October,and returned later in the month, on 19 October, to record “Jugband Blues”, with producer Norman Smith booking a Salvation Army band, at Barrett’s request.Overdubbing “Remember a Day” at the sessions; the song, which was an outtake from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn sessions,features Barrett on slide guitar,the band took a break from the album sessions to record what become their third single, “Apples and Oranges”,on 26 and 27 October. A few days later, the band recorded the B-side, “Paint Box”,shortly after recording “Paint Box”, the band went on a tour of the US.