Friday, March 26, 2010

A Saucerful Of Secrets (Live in Pompeii)

A Saucerful Of Secrets 10:07


During the Syncopated Pandemonium (part B) section, Nick plays a repeating drum pattern at amazing speeds, while Roger bashes on large cymbals and a huge gong, Dave plays with feedback effects on his guitar, and Rick bangs on his piano keyboard totally at random. For parts C and D, Rick switches to synth, and Roger to bass. Dave sings the lead vocals in part D.

Second Interlude 7:23
Starting off with studio shots of Rick playing a piano piece, we then cut to more supper scenes and then back to the studio for the making of Us and Them. With the sax and lyrics (sans echo) already recorded, Rick plays around with piano ideas very similar to what turned up on the finished album. Then back to even more dinner scenes, followed by interviews and brief shots of the making of Eclipse. Rick plays piano, an otherwise unrecorded but nonetheless good upbeat jazz-type piece.

First supper scene:
Nick: "Could you get me a fruit pie and cream. And not a corner, please."
Voice (OOV): "I'd like some tea, please."
Nick: "I'd like some pie, and not the crust!"
Voice (OOV): "I don't care what bit I get."
Voice (OOV): “Three apple pies.”
Nick: "One without crust."
Voice (OOV): “Oo, I like crust.”

Us and Them sessions:
Dave: "Rick, are you doing a run down from D to the B before the actual singing starts in the middle eight?Daa-aaa da da. Aren’t you doing that one?”
Rick: “Shall I do it?” (Plays three chords.)
Dave: "That's the one."
Us and them
And after all, we're only ordinary men
Me and you

Second supper scene:
Nick: "Could you go out there and get another apple pie. With cream, and no crust."

Interviewer: “Would you say that you’ve made a lot of money working with the Floyd?”
Dave: "Depends who you compare it to, really."
Interviewer: “Before working with them, yourself.”
Dave: "Oh yeah. Before working with them, I was on a very very paltry sort of amount of earnings. I mean, breadline. Breadline and less."
Roger: "When the great economic collapse happens, it's gonna happen right across the board. I don’t think rock ’n’ roll will go first. The market at the moment in rock ‘n’ roll is expanding at a phenomenal rate. People are constantly saying rock's dying. You know, every six months somebody says it, with enormous conviction. It's not gonna happen."

Shots of the making of Eclipse. Roger listens to the playback (with lyrics) and works on the bass.
All that you touch
And all that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
And all that you love
And all that you hate

(continues under interviews:)
Nick: "Unfortunately, really, we mark a sort of era. We’re in danger of becoming a relic of the past. For some people, we represent their childhood of 1967: the underground in London, the free concert in Hyde Park and so on."
Dave: "It's an image we'd like to dispel. I think it was very heavy a few years ago, it’s not so bad since, but I still think that most people think of us as a very drug-orientated group. Course we’re not. (Smile) You can trust us."
Roger: "All that media stuff is all very irrelevant. If people come to a concert and they don’t like it, they don't come again."
Interviewer: “And are you trying to shake this image off?”
Nick: "Well, we're not exactly hum haw... it’s not that we’re trying to shake an image off, but we’re doing other things. Cause we want to do other things."

The second interlude ends with Rick at the piano again, working on Us and Them:
'Haven't you heard, it's a battle of words'
The poster bearer cried
'Listen, son,' said the man with the gun
'There's room for you inside'

Pompeii (Main Theme)
Echoes part I
Careful with that Axe, Eugene
Saucerful of Secrets, A
One of These Days I'm Going To Cut You Into Little Pieces
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Mademoiselle Nobs
Echoes part II

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