A Saucerful of Secrets (song)

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"A Saucerful of Secrets" is a multi-part instrumental song by the art rock band Pink Floyd from an album of the same name, released in 1968. The track lasts 11:52 and was composed by band members Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason, and David Gilmour. It is very much an experimental, avant-garde piece featuring howling feedback, menacing percussion, and eerie wordless vocals.

The song is comprised of the following parts:

  1. "Something Else" (slow bass guitar fade-in and echoing organ)
  2. "Syncopated Pandemonium" (drum tape loop, furious cymbals, screeching guitar)
  3. "Storm Signal" (chimes and organ)
  4. "Celestial Voices" (bass, organ, and wordless chorus)

"A Saucerful of Secrets" became a Pink Floyd live staple from 1968 until 1972. A live version of the track is available on Pink Floyd's 1969 double album Ummagumma.

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