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Released: June 29, 1968

Rating: 3.656 (average of 16 ratings)

Genre: psychedelic rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Let There Be More Light
  2. Remember a Day
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  4. Corporal Clegg
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets
  6. See-Saw
  7. Jugband Blues


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart --
peak on U.K. album chart 9

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none

A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd
“A transitional album on which the band moved from Syd Barrett’s relatively concise and vivid songs to spacy, ethereal material with lengthy instrumental passages. Barrett's influence is still felt (he actually did manage to contribute one track, the jovial Jugband Blues), and much of the material retains a gentle, fairy-tale ambience. Remember a Day and See Saw are highlights; on Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Let There Be More Light, and the lengthy instrumental title track, the band begin to map out the dark and repetitive pulses that would characterize their next few records” (Unterberger).

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previous album: Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967) DMDB page next album: More (1969)

Last updated January 18, 2009.