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Saucerful of Secrets Import
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A Saucerful of Secrets is an uneven album that could glibly be called Pink Floyd's sophomore jinx, though it's a bit more complicated than that. The problems behind the band's second outing can be summed up in two words: Syd Barrett. Or rather, the absence thereof. The creative force behind Floyd's first distinctively baroque collection is credited with just one track here ("Jugband Blues") and the occasion marked the beginning of his decades-long withdrawal from public life, battles with mental illness, and burgeoning cult legend. What's left is essentially the first album by the "classic" Floyd lineup, though they're understandably a long way from their focused 1970s prime (as witnessed by the 11-minute title track); the dense sound and effects collages that are mere seasoning on later Floyd records are too often the whole point here. Roger Waters barely hints at his later glories on "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun," a would-be stellar journey that's ultimately rather pedestrian. An album that seems alternately driven by a genuine experimental spirit one moment and creative panic the next. --Jerry McCulley
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The 'Discovery' collection: 14 Remastered Studio Albums Since 1967 Pink Floyd have produced one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music. All 14 original Studio albums have now been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer of The Wall), and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band's long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson. 'Discovery' albums are designed as an introduction to the artist, with all booklets including full album lyrics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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call me a post hippie freak...I could care less. This album/CD...Rules!
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I'm after buying a few records from espirt in the UK and I have nothing but awesome things to say about them. Always fast, and always exactly as advertised.Published on Sept. 19 2013 by JCousins
One of the great trendsetters of all the musical groups going beyond the commercial products that had defined Pop music for so long. Read morePublished on March 18 2012 by TDN
The second Pink Floyd album also had Syd Barrett on it but only had one of his songs. So technically Syd is on two Floyd albums and 3 solo (if you include Opel). Read morePublished on May 31 2011 by J. Doran
That last guy is a moron. Or he was trying to be funny. Or he is honestly too stupid to realise that he's...stupid. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2004 by J.A.M.
I have never liked harry potter books but this music I got 'the sorcerer's secrets' is REALLY horrible. Read morePublished on July 19 2004
A Saucerful of Secrets, recorded in 1968. a year after their amazing 1967 debut "Piper at the Gates of Dawn". Syd Barret's last time with the original band. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by lost_weasel