January 24, 2023
Start Date: January 14, 2023
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I AM LISTING DUPLICATES FROM MY COLLECTION OF RARE PRESSINGS OF PINK FLOYD AND JIMI HENDRIX LPS. PLEASE SEE OTHER ITEMS. THIS ITEM MEGA RARE "A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS" LP FROM PINK FLOYD 1968 FIRST UK STEREO PRESS SCX 6258 WITH THE BLUE COLUMBIA LABEL AND COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL INNER SLEEVE FEATURING SYD BARRETT, ROGER WATERS, DAVE GILMOUR, NICK MASON AND RICHARD WRIGHT PINK FLOYD "A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS" 1st UK BLUE COLUMBIA STEREO LP 1968 INNER OG PINK FLOYD "A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS" 1st UK BLUE COLUMBIA STEREO LP 1968 INNER OG
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"A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS"
ON OFFER ANOTHER RARITY BY PINK FLOYD, THE LP TITLED “A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS” AND THIS IS A ORIGINAL 1968 UK RARE STEREO 1ST PRESSING CHARACTERISED BY THE BLACK MATE LABEL WITH COLUMBIA LETTERS AND MUSICAL LOGO NOTE IN BLUE AND “GARROD & LOFTHOUSE” STEREO TRIFOLD COVER!
Year: 1968 original COLUMBIA RECORDS SX 6258
LP – Mono - UK 1st Pressing Blue Columbia label
YAX 3633 - 1
YAX 3634 - 1
“A Saucerful of Secrets” is the second album by rock band Pink Floyd, and marks the group's stylistic change from psychedelic to progressive rock. It was recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, at various dates from August, 1967 to April, 1968. Due to Syd Barrett's declining mental state, this was to be the last Pink Floyd album that he would work on.
During its difficult recording sessions, Barrett became increasingly unstable and in January of 1968, David Gilmour was brought in. Barrett was finally removed from the band by early March, leaving this new incarnation of Pink Floyd to finish the album.
As a result, A Saucerful of Secrets is the only non-compilation Pink Floyd album on which all five band members appear, with Gilmour appearing on five songs (Let There Be More Light, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Corporal Clegg, A Saucerful of Secrets, and See-Saw) and Barrett on three (Remember a Day, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, and Jugband Blues).
As well as "Jugband Blues", the album was to include "Vegetable Man," another Syd Barrett song. However, the band believed "Vegetable Man", with its autobiographical lyrics, was unsuitable for inclusion and so it was left off the album. The song was to appear on a single as the b-side to another unreleased track, "Scream Thy Last Scream".
Two additional Syd Barrett songs, "In The Beechwoods" and "No Title" were also recorded early in the sessions for the album.
An image of the Living Tribunal from Marvel Comics can be seen in the cover's upper left corner. "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is the only Pink Floyd song that features all five band members.
Keyboardist Rick Wright sings lead or backing vocals on four of the album's seven songs, making this the only Pink Floyd album where Wright's vocal contributions outnumber those of the rest of the band.
The vinyl has been well played and frequently and is graded visually in excellent minus condition for side 1 and in very good condition for side 2. Please note that this vinyl is over 54 years old and will not transform in anything different to the condition listed.
The front laminated sleeve with HIPGNOSIS design is in excellent minus condition with creases, edge and corner wear. The Foldover triple flipback sleeve says at top foldover of back cover "File under POPULAR : Pop Groups." At bottom foldover of back cover it says "6807 TPS Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending SX6258 / SCX6258" and is well printed due to the dark contrast. It has the missprint "GILMORE" in the title track.
The spine is in very good plus condition with a dent in the centre and corner wear.
The Columbia BLUE and black labels are in excellent condition.
The original EMI inner with promotional material (Scafold on right corner and previous Pink Floyd LP on bottom left of the other side) is in near mint condition.
Photos are of the actual item.
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