A Saucerful of Secrets is one of the rare Pink Floyd albums that originally came out in mono, since the band transitioned to stereo relatively early on. The seven-track album has been remastered using the original 1968 analogue mix by the band’s producers James Guthrie, Joel Plante, and Bernie Grundman.
The limited-edition, 12-inch, 180-gram black vinyl will be released with a black poly-lined inner sleeve; a“faithful reproduction” of the original, complete with the Columbia logo.
No stranger to limited edition vinyl, last year’s Record Store Day saw Pink Floyd re-release their debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which was also remastered from the original mono mix.
A Saucerful of Secrets is the only Pink Floyd album that features both founding member Syd Barrett, and his replacement, David Gilmour, marking a pivotal point in the band’s career. Unlike Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which was mostly dominated by Barrett’s compositions, their second album contains only one Barrett original: Jughead Blues.
Barrett became unreliable at shows after the album’s release, and eventually removed himself from the band’s lineup. But that’s another story.