Here we can discuss the album. Personally, it is my favorite post-Piper album before Meddle, which I like more. I love Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, where all 5 members are featured. It also has the very Beatlesy Corporal Clegg, with 3 distinct sections to hear. One of my all time favorite Floyd songs, Syds farewell, Jugband Blues is also on A Saucerfull. Its great listening. What do you think?
I love the "Mrs. Clegg, "This is Clegg" section, leading into the kazoo solo. Vocals by Nick Mason. I think this is the closest the Pink Floyd came to sounding like The Beatles, as they had lost their frontman and were using the great influence to shape their music. After Saucerfull, the band really broke off in their own creative direction.
"A movement is accomplished in six stages, And the seventh brings return" -Syd Barrett
Can syd gilmour or meddler please change the thread title to 'A Saucerful Of Secrets' (one L)? That's the way it's spelled on the record. Thank you. - Pedantic Pink
Anyway, this is quite a nice album... at first I preferred Piper, but now I like them both about equally. Nick has said that it's his favourite Pink Floyd album, I think because of the 'crossfade' between Syd and Dave.
My favourites have to be 'Remember A Day' and 'Jugband Blues' -- I've never liked 'Corporal Clegg' (sorry Sydmour and Mad Bugger, I know you like it). I also kinda like 'See-Saw' even though it's rather wots...uhthedeal? because I have quite a large soft spot for all things Wright.
I have always thought that the title track would make an amazing Halloween haunted-house theme.
You know that I care what happens to you, And I know that you care for me too. So I don't feel alone, or the weight of the stone...
Post by TheVelvetBride on May 14, 2017 0:32:18 GMT
One of my fave Floyd albums. Just everything is great about it. Trumps all later Floyd albums in my opinion. (Except Relics. )
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, He makes me down to lie, Through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by, With bright knives he releaseth my soul, He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places, He converteth me to lamb cutlets, For lo, he hath great power and great hunger, When cometh the day we lowly ones, Through quiet reflection and great dedication, Master the art of karate.