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A Saucerful Of Secrets

The second Pink Floyd album with the first appearance of David Gilmour and the last of Syd Barrett. Release date: June 29, 1968.

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EMI 8 29751 2
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Let There Be More Light
Remember A Day
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Corporal Clegg
A Saucerful Of Secrets
See-Saw
Jugband Blues

5.38
4.33
5.28
4.12
11.57
4.36
2.59


Pink Floyd:
Roger Waters: Bass and vocals
David Gilmour: Lead guitar and vocals
Syd Barrett: Lead guitar and vocals
Rick Wright: Organ/piano and vocals
Nick Mason: Drums

Recorded at EMI Abbey Road Studios
Producered by Norman Smith
Sleeve design and photos: Hipgnosis


LET THERE BE MORE LIGHT

Pink Floyd 1968

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
A Nice Pair
Shine On

Far, far, far, far away, way
people heard him say, say:
I will find a way, way
There will come a day, day
Something will be done

Then at last the mighty ship descending on a point of flame
made contact with the human race at Milden Hall

Now, now, now is the time, time
time to be, be, be aware
Carter's father saw it there and knew the rhull revealed
to him the living soul of Hereward the Wake

Oh my, something in my eye, eye
Something in the sky, sky
Waiting there for me
The outer lock rolled slowly back
The service
men were heard to sigh
For there, revealed in glowing robes
was Lucy in the sky

Oh, oh, did you ever know? No, no
never, ever will they
I'll say
Summoning his cosmic pow'r and glowing slightly from his toes
the psychic emanations flowed


REMEMBER A DAY

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Wright
Vocals by: Wright

Albums:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
Relics
A Nice Pair
Shine On

'Remember a Day' was originally recorded for Pink Floyds first album 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' in 1967.

Remember a day before today
A day when you were young
Free to play along with time
Evening never comes

Singing a song that can't be sung
without the mornings kiss
Dream - you shall be if you wish
Look for your king

Why can't we play today?
Why can't we stay that way?

Climb your favourite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brothers gun
Dream yourself away

Why can't we reach the sun?
Why can't we blow the years away?
Oh, why?



SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Waters

Albums:

Film/Video:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
Ummagumma
A Nice Pair
Works
Shine On
In The Flesh
Echoes

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Rock Fieber / Stamping Ground
The Heart Of The Sun
In The Flesh

Little by little the night turns around
Counting the leaves which tremble at dawn
Lotus's lean on each other in union
Over the hills where a swallow is resting
Set the controls for the heart of the sun

Over the mountain watching the watcher
Breaking the darkness waking the grapewine
One inch of love is one inch of shadow
Love is the shadow that ripens the wine
Set the controls for the heart of the sun

The heart of the sun...

Witness the man who arrives at the wall
Making the shape of his question to heaven
Whether the sun will fall in the evening
Will he remember the lesson of giving?
Set the controls for the heart of the sun

The heart of the sun...


CORPORAL CLEGG

Pink Floyd 1968

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Gilmour, Barrett

Albums:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
A Nice Pair
Shine On

Corporal Clegg had a wooden leg
He won it in the war in nineteenfortyfour
Corporal Clegg had a medal too
in orange, red and blue
He found it in the zoo

Dear, oh dear, oh, are they really sad for me?
Dear, oh dear, oh, will they really laugh at me?
Missis Clegg, you must be proud of him
Missus Clegg, another drop of gin?

Corporal Clegg, umbrella in the rain
He's never been the same
No one is to blame
Corporal Clegg received his medal in a dream
From her Majesty, the Queen
His boots were very clean

Missus Clegg, you must be proud of him
Missus Clegg, another drop of gin?



A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

a) Something Else
b) Syncopated Pandemonium
c) Storm Signal
d) Celestial Voices

Pink Floyd 1968

Music: Waters, Wright, Mason, Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
Ummagumma
A Nice Pair
Shine On

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Rock Fieber / Stamping Ground

(Instrumental)

THE MASSED GADGETS OF HERCULES
'The Massed Gadgets Of Hercules' was the title when it was recorded for the Top Gear radio-show on June 25th 1968. This recording can only only be found on the bootlegs 'The Complete Top Gear Sessions' and 'Live 1967-68'. See also 'The Journey' - 'Celestial Voices' was part of the show 'The Massed Gadgets Of Auximenes'.


SEE-SAW

Pink Floyd 1968

Lyrics/Music: Wright
Vocals by: Wright

Albums:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
A Nice Pair
Shine On

Marigold are very much in love
But he doesn't mind
Picking up his sister
He makes his way into the seas or land
All the way she smiles
She goes up while he goes down
Down

Sits on a stick in the river
Laughter in his sleep
Sister's throwing stones
hoping for a hit
He doesn't know
So then she goes up while he goes down
Down

Another time, another day
A brothers way to leave
Another time, another day

She'll be selling plastic flowers on a sunday afternoon
Picking up weeds, she hasn't got the time to care
All she can see he's not there
She grows up for another man, and he's down

Another time, another day
A borthers way to leave
Another time, another day
Another time, another day
A borthers way to leave



JUGBAND BLUES

Pink Floyd 1967

Lyrics/Music: Barrett
Vocals by: Barrett

Albums:

A Saucerful Of Secrets
A Nice Pair
Shine On
Echoes


The song was recorded in december 1967 and was meant to be released as single. The middle part was performed by six musicians from the Salvation Army. Syd Barrett dragged them to the studio and asked them to play whatever they felt like.

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
And I'm most obliged to you for making it clear
that I'm not here

And I never knew the moon could be so big
And I never knew the moon could be so blue
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
and brought me here instead dressed in red

And I'm wondering who could be writing this song
I don't care if the sun don't shine
And I don't care if nothing is mine
And I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter

And the sea isn't green
And I love the queen
And what exactly is a dream?
And what exactly is a joke?

Lyrics Copyright: Lupus Music Ltd. / Magdelene Music 1968

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