By the time A Saucerful Of Secrets was released the Band (which now included David Gilmour, originally intended to replace Syd Barrett on his Musical functions and leave him as a Songwriter) had already parted ways with Barrett. The relations had really soured in the months prior to his exit, accordingly due to an excessive use of LSD, that ended up messing with his Musical capacities, and in a couple cases the Band just went on to play in concerts without him, using Gilmour as a replacement. It ended up being the only Album where all the 5 Members played in, even though Barrett appears in only three of them and Gilmour on five and also where Richard Wright sang more Lead-Vocals that any other Band Member for the first and last time. On the 6th of April, 1968, it was finally made official that they were now playing without their Founder Syd Barrett and that the new quartet would finish the Album by themselves. It is often regarded as a transition Album, between their Psychedelic Period to their best know Progressive Era.
Best Tracks - "Let There Be More Light", "Remember A Day", "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" and "Jugband Blues". You can start hearing the first examples of what was to come in "A Saucerful Of Secrets", long Instrumental Spacy Tracks in detriment of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, with short Psychedelic Tunes. It is neither this nor that and it has become a sort of downgraded Album, never being mentioned sometimes. Hipgnosis were responsible for the fantastic Cover, the first made by them for Pink Floyd (they went on to make numerous others).
- Roger Waters - Bass, Percussion, Vocals.
- Richard Wright - Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Vibraphone, Vocals.
- David Gilmour - Guitar, Vocals, Kazoo.
- Nick Mason - Drums, Percussion, Vocals.
- Syd Barrett - Acoustic and Slide Guitar, Lead-Vocals.
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