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REMINDER: Saturday's Record Store Day: Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets Mono 180g vinyl Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 11 April 2019

Pink Floyd: A Saucerful Of Secrets 180g vinyl mono remaster for Record Store Day 2019A reminder for you, should you need it: on Saturday, Record Store Day 2019 Pink Floyd are re-releasing their second album, A Saucerful Of Secrets on vinyl. Remastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman from the original 1968 analogue mono mix, the release is the latest from Pink Floyd Records, which has supported Record Store Day (RSD) since the label's launch in June 2016.

The limited-edition Record Store Day release is on premium 12" 180 gram black vinyl, with a black poly-lined inner sleeve, and a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve, including the Columbia logo, under which imprint (via EMI) the early Pink Floyd released in the UK. The Columbia logo has been used by kind permission of owners Sony Music Entertainment.

Originally released in June 1968, A Saucerful Of Secrets represents a change in line-up and direction. Co-founder and original songwriter Syd Barrett contributed only one song to the album and his live appearances became more erratic. So unreliable were Syd's live appearances that fellow founder members, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason decided to draft in David Gilmour, a friend of Syd's, also from Cambridge.

The album reflects this transition, containing a mixture of material, from the almost music hall Corporal Clegg through Rick's dreamlike and melodic See Saw and Remember A Day to the title track – an 11-minute, four part instrumental excursion that both harked back to their UFO freakouts and looked forward to the longer, more anthemic instrumental sequences that were to become one of their signature elements.

This mono edition of A Saucerful Of Secrets follows the popular RSD release of The Piper At The Gates of Dawn in mono in 2018, and is released via RSD participating stores on Saturday (13th April). A reminder that it will ONLY be these stores participating; the stores themselves can't sell it online - the record will become available for customers coming through the door of the store from the morning of the 13th (and not before), in limited quantities - first come, first served, and only one copy per customer. After RSD, if copies remain, they may then put them for sale online (and of course, there'll also be copies on eBay inevitably...)

The full list of RSD releases for 2019 is available at www.recordstoreday.com.

 
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