Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).

£13.26 + £1.26 delivery
Only 1 left in stock. Sold by lise et ses cd
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
+ £1.26 delivery
Sold by: Games-X-Change
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Saucerful Of Secrets

4.4 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews

Price: £13.26
See all 29 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
A Saucerful Of Secrets (2011 Remastered Version) Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, 25 Jul 1994
£13.26 £4.43
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by lise et ses cd.

Amazon's Pink Floyd Store

Frequently bought together

  • Saucerful Of Secrets
  • +
  • The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [Discovery Edition]
  • +
  • Ummagumma [Discovery Edition] [2011 - Original Recording Remastered]
Total price: £34.20
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (25 July 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000024D4U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Audio Cassette |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,738 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Song Title Popularity
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available

Product description

BBC Review

Recorded over the end of 1967 and early 1968, A Saucerful Of Secrets is transitional record that marked Syd Barrett's final recordings with Pink Floyd and the birth of their 'space rock' direction. It was also the recorded debut of new boy David Gilmour, finding his feet only on the incredible yet somewhat buried solo at the end of "Let There Be More Light".

A Saucerful Of Secrets is not without filler, catching the band regrouping after Barrett's departure – Rick Wright's "See Saw" had the working title of 'The Most Boring Song I've Ever Heard Bar Two', while Roger Waters' "Corporal Clegg", his first oblique rumination on the loss of his father in the Second World War, is fairly unremarkable. Yet when the record hits, it does so extremely well – the frantic, bass driven raga-like "Let There Be More Light" and the final recording the group made with Barrett, "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" develop the cosmic territory marked out by "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive" from their first album. "Set The Controls" was as relevant to the underground of 1968 as their earlier material had been the previous year.

Although Barrett plays on three of the tracks, it is "Jugband Blues", recorded in November 1967 that is the most chilling. A song about loss and alienation, its sequencing as the last track really underlines his departure. The Salvation Army Band of North London's improvisation in the middle is cut abruptly short – just like Barrett's period within the group – and then, like a postcard from an outer space colony, he returns for the thirty-second coda, culminating in the lines 'And what exactly is a dream? And what exactly is a joke?' Although the group was moving forward, it was an early demonstration of just how much his spirit would inform them for the rest of their career. --Daryl Easlea

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Pink Floyd
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars

Top customer reviews

30 January 2018
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
3 June 2018
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
13 April 2010
Format: MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
3 December 2017
Format: Vinyl|Verified Purchase
26 September 2016
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
26 June 2016
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
8 September 2016
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?