Author Topic: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets  (Read 180 times)

Nigelbb

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Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« on: May 05, 2019, 06:10:40 PM »
I never did see Pink Floyd back in the day but always preferred their earlier albums which I knew well from my school days (Dark Side of the Moon was released in my first year at Uni). The live disk from Ummagumma would be among my Desert Island Disks. I was intrigued when Nick Mason put together a band to play a set of early Pink Floyd music. They did a short tour of UK & Europe last year but I couldn't get to any gigs but the recordings I found on www.dimeadozen.org were fantastic. Some more gigs were announced for 2019 so I booked two tickets for 1st May at Cambridge Corn Exchange. The most expensive gig tickets I have ever bought at 48 each. The gig was superb from a storming Interstellar Overdriver which segued into Astronomy Domine most of what you could possibly wish for of pre-Dark Side music was played e.g. Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun etc It was a great light show too & all the band were clearly enjoying themselves. It's not a tribute band any more than the current Man or Son of Man are tribute acts. Someone helpfully recorded the gig & put the torrent on Dime. I did take some photos https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0p5jEMpoGfx4tj

There is even a Man connection for the band as according to the post on Dime with the torrent for the gig at St David's Hall, Cardiff on 29th April during The Nile Song  Gary Kemp played  Micky Jones' SG which had been loaned by George Jones who was in the audience.

Anyone who hasn't caught up with them yet then go & check out the various clips on YouTube or any of the many recordings on Dime (five separate recordings of the Boston gig alone).

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 09:17:01 PM »
Agreed
I caught them at Aylesbury and had a great evening out, even the support act seemed pretty good.
The music was great and sounded better with the benefit of a decent bass player, in the form of Guy Pratt (once of Tin Tin Duffy).
in contrast to era of the music the band's dress sense was anything but psychedelic with Nick mason in the plainest of white shirts and bluejeans.
The music did the talking.

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 06:05:50 AM »
Guy Pratt was also Pink Floyd's bass player during the last full tour in 1994.

In fact I just watched PULSE Dark Side Of The Moon on Sky Arts with him in it!

Tel