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Pink Floyd — Remember A Day
Album: A Saucerful of Secrets
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:20
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Remember a day before today
A day when you were young
Free to play along with time
Evening never comes

Sing a song that can't be sung
Without the morning's kiss
Queen you shall be if you wish
Look for your King

Why can't we play today?
Why can't we stay that way?

Climb your favourite apple tree
Try to catch the sun
Hide from your little brother's gun
Dream yourself away
Why can't we reach the sun?
Why can't we blow the years away?
Blow away
Blow away
Remember
Remember
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Gotta love RP for bringing us these song selections
 thewiseking wrote:
sounds like early Spinal Tap, during their psychedelic flirtation

 
"Listen to the Flower People" this is not.
 maclochness wrote:

Regarding Dark Side of the Moon, on charts for 15 straight YEARS:  "It topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd's most successful album and one of the best-selling worldwide."

Division Bell doesn't count really count as PF, since Roger Waters wasn't there.

 
I totally agree with taking the OP to task for listing Division Bell as PF's only good work.
 
That said, Roger Waters isn't/wasn't required for an album to count as PF.  In fact The Final Cut which had all members, until Roger summarily fired Rick Wright mid-session, was ALL Roger.  A solo album with Nick and David as backing musicians.   Roger chose to leave PF whether he realized it at the time or not and the band, with him leading it through that slog of an album, was much further from PF than they were before or since. 
 
They were sooo much better off with out him and proved it with Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell, both excellent PF albums.  The tours were great too. 

During the recording of Wish You Were Here in 1975, the band were in the process of completing the final mix of Shine On You Crazy Diamond when an overweight man with shaven head and eyebrows, and holding a plastic bag, entered the room. All soon realized that it was Syd Barrett. Mason recalled Barrett's conversation as "desultory and not entirely sensible.  He sat round and talked for a bit but he wasn't really there.” Asked how he had managed to gain so much weight, Barrett said he had a large refrigerator in his kitchen, and that he had been eating lots of pork chops. None of the band members saw him from that day until his death in 2006.


 {#Bananajam}thewiseking wrote:
sounds like early Spinal Tap, during their psychedelic flirtation

 


 maboleth wrote:
Pink Floyd - nightmarish boredom on steroids. The ONLY listenable album is Division Bell.

 
Regarding Dark Side of the Moon, on charts for 15 straight YEARS:  "It topped the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for a week and remained in the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd's most successful album and one of the best-selling worldwide."

Division Bell doesn't count really count as PF, since Roger Waters wasn't there.
 maboleth wrote:
Pink Floyd - nightmarish boredom on steroids. The ONLY listenable album is Division Bell.

 
Third best selling album ever was Dark Side of the Moon.  They would have really sold if it had been listenable!  So many bewildering comments on RP.  
Most excellent!
Almost indistinguishable / easily crossed with the Moody Blues. Perhaps they were drinking from the same LSD fountain. 
 westslope wrote:
OK, I want Steven Wilson to remix this piece.

 

 
That's interesting..?!  Hmmm.....
 maboleth wrote:
Pink Floyd - nightmarish boredom on steroids. The ONLY listenable album is Division Bell.

 
HOLY COW!

I'm pretty sure I have NEVER heard Division Bell is their "only listenable album"...... your really missing out....
 Proclivities wrote:

Plus, Norman "Hurricane" Smith, who was an engineer on the early Beatles' albums, and produced The Pretty Things, also had a bizarre, Top 40 hit with "Oh Babe, What Would You Say".

 
Interesting stuff.  Thanks Proclivities.
Pink Floyd - nightmarish boredom on steroids. The ONLY listenable album is Division Bell.
In this reality, the predator has teeth.
 
 fredhatman wrote:

Right on, man.

 
Yaaaay!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Psychedelic blast from the hazy past! This period blends bits of where they'd been - Syd's bright, imaginary fairy tale cosmic playground, and where they'd go - Roger's gloomy broodings and scathing rants, and there are hints of Set the Controls for The Heart of The Sun in here, for sure! Syd was fizzling his wick at both ends, but wow, for a good while, everybody was along for the mind-ride, and the music they made transcended in such ways that it can't be grasped with ordinary handles; such is the stuff of Immortality!

 
Right on, man.
1967s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was actually their debut. Syd had already left the band before this one came out in '68. RIP Syd
The album that introduced me to Pink Floyd back in '68-69. Put the head phones on, sit in the vibrating recliner, smoke a dubee and trip out!!
The real Pink Floyd..
 
wicked man
Psychedelic blast from the hazy past! This period blends bits of where they'd been - Syd's bright, imaginary fairy tale cosmic playground, and where they'd go - Roger's gloomy broodings and scathing rants, and there are hints of Set the Controls for The Heart of The Sun in here, for sure! Syd was fizzling his wick at both ends, but wow, for a good while, everybody was along for the mind-ride, and the music they made transcended in such ways that it can't be grasped with ordinary handles; such is the stuff of Immortality!
Yes, 100% agree, especially for such experimental stuff like in this
album or also Ummagumma.
 

tmscahill wrote:
Still ahead of their time.
 


First PF song i can remember!
Still ahead of their time.
 westslope wrote:
OK, I want Steven Wilson to remix this piece.

 

 
Coincidentally (or maybe not), Steven Wilson is the next song in rotation today.
 ppopp wrote:
Lovely tune. Back in the day when Wright's songs were considered by Waters for album inclusion. Then Waters went and got very good, and confident with his song-writing prowess. Trouble is, he got arrogant with it. Narcissist.

 
Couldn't agree with you more, although I've always said 'megalomaniac.'
{#Music}
OK, I want Steven Wilson to remix this piece.

 
sounds like early Spinal Tap, during their psychedelic flirtation
 dkwalika wrote:
Been playing old and new Floyd lately. Most is quite good.

 
Watch the video "P F Live at Pompeii" and it will affect your comprehension. Its all about altering our mental state, i'n't it? The finest rock video I own, on LaserDisk no less! Its up there with "The Grateful Dead Movie" (1974) as a way to open a tiny crack of understanding of the  psychedelic era to your grandkid. Words don't.
A forever favorite track from a forever favorite LP.

RIP, Kay Seeburg. 
Lovely tune. Back in the day when Wright's songs were considered by Waters for album inclusion. Then Waters went and got very good, and confident with his song-writing prowess. Trouble is, he got arrogant with it. Narcissist.
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe it's Richard Wright singing, with Norman "Hurricane" Smith playing drums.

 
Yep.
I remember liking this since - I forgot!
Been playing old and new Floyd lately. Most is quite good.
 moodfood wrote:
sounds like early Moody Blues, trippy English prog rockers..

 
Sounds like Pink Floyd to me. Oh, wait...
 Relayer wrote:
I wish Rick contributed more songs to the PF catalog.  I always loved his contributions.  Summer of '68 is my favorite piece by him.

 
If you read the books, it seems Roger wanted him to contribute more too, hence much of the fighting and his eventual sacking.

Odd that Gilmour did a song called "Remember that night", there must be alot of reminiscing on the Astoria.

seven 
{#Bananapiano} 10
Indeed, this suits the Colorado mood quite nicely!  Hearing this, I remember many a fine day spent rapt and held fast in its magical spell...
 johnjconn wrote:
Who sings this song?
Waters?

 
I believe it's Richard Wright singing, with Norman "Hurricane" Smith playing drums.
sounds like early Moody Blues, trippy English prog rockers..
When I first listened to this song/album back in the early 80s, it sounded so dated. 
Today, it sounds contemporary.
Yay! Saucerful of Secrets!
All the pot shops in Colorado should play this song in the background ;).
 Zeito wrote:
Far out man!

 
Yes, it was far out, very much so!
{#Sunny} 
Far out man!
...and DEADLY!

 
MassivRuss wrote:
The voices in Sid Barrett's head are amazing.{#Whisper}

 


 Relayer wrote:
I wish Rick contributed more songs to the PF catalog.  I always loved his contributions.  Summer of '68 is my favorite piece by him.

 
Indeed!
The voices in Sid Barrett's head are amazing.{#Whisper}
so love this album! ;)*
These are the REAL and TRUE Floyd. Anything later, especially late, is Paps-Rock for retirees!
Very nice. I haven't heard this in 25+ years, and never on any radio station as far as I can recall.
I wish Rick contributed more songs to the PF catalog.  I always loved his contributions.  Summer of '68 is my favorite piece by him.
Thank you Kasey Kasem for turning me onto this album way back in the summer of 1968.

When he was a local dj at old KRLA in LA he played the entire album one Sunday night.  On AM radio to boot !


The coolest octaves in the history of rock...

everybody in my church loves this song...

 
The beginning of real psychedelia as it is known. These songs arose from a mind unlike any that had come before. That said, I like where they went when that mind disappeared.                                    {#Cheers}

Brings back memories of hazy college days...
{#Music}
 kaybee wrote:
I need to listen to more early Pink Floyd!

 
Yes! Just start with the album "Relics" - the greatest hits of their early stuff....then you will find yourself drawn into the albums I imagine...
 max_p wrote:

yes, Obscure Floyd is cool.
 
Obscurity is a problem.  This song is way better than their later mainstream stuff. 
 BillG wrote:

Syd Barrett was the guitarist in the early Floyd (not the drummer). He was replaced by David Gilmore (who was responsible for the "Pink Floyd guitar sound" you refer to).  The drums on this track were actually played by Norman Smith, the album's producer, rather than by Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 
 
<facepalm>

I fail.

FML :) 
 BillG wrote:

Syd Barrett was the guitarist in the early Floyd (not the drummer). He was replaced by David Gilmore (who was responsible for the "Pink Floyd guitar sound" you refer to).  The drums on this track were actually played by Norman Smith, the album's producer, rather than by Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 
 
Plus, Norman "Hurricane" Smith, who was an engineer on the early Beatles' albums, and produced The Pretty Things, also had a bizarre, Top 40 hit with "Oh Babe, What Would You Say".
 BillG wrote:

Syd Barrett was the guitarist in the early Floyd (not the drummer). He was replaced by David Gilmore (who was responsible for the "Pink Floyd guitar sound" you refer to).  The drums on this track were actually played by Norman Smith, the album's producer, rather than by Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 
 
Thank you for clarifying for this individual, and indeed for us all, Bill! :-D
 Euskadita wrote:
Magnificent! Thank you Bill!
 
yes, Obscure Floyd is cool.
Magnificent! Thank you Bill!
 Decoy wrote:
Great drumming from Syd, but this is really before they got that Pink Floyd guitar sound.  A few good songs from Relics, but as commented here before, it sounds more like someone trying to copy some other band rather than a Pink Floyd song.
 
Syd Barrett was the guitarist in the early Floyd (not the drummer). He was replaced by David Gilmore (who was responsible for the "Pink Floyd guitar sound" you refer to).  The drums on this track were actually played by Norman Smith, the album's producer, rather than by Floyd drummer Nick Mason. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Not necessarily.  Psychedelia need not be chemically enhanced or derived - not for me, anyhow.

 
That's right. It just comes naturally to me.... whoa! What? What is that? What IS that? Oh, wow.... wow..... so.... beaut... i.... ful.......
Great drumming from Syd, but this is really before they got that Pink Floyd guitar sound.  A few good songs from Relics, but as commented here before, it sounds more like someone trying to copy some other band rather than a Pink Floyd song.
Great song.... mainly for the memorable drumming.... what a perfect unit they were..
 Imkirok wrote:
Has some elements of Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed, no?

 
NO!
 headland_hippy wrote:

yeah right..
 
+ 1
 mikerobinson wrote:
Of all the absolutely amazing Pink Floyd songs they could have chosen, this is not one of them.
 
yeah right..
Fantastic music - no one else is playing things like this...

I LOVE older Pink Floyd...

 


 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 
That is one amazing hotel room you occupy. Keep the updates coming :)

 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 
Do you seriously not have anything else to say? Oh wait, that's right, Elvis is your dad and you miss him.{#Beat}
Of all the absolutely amazing Pink Floyd songs they could have chosen, this is not one of them.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 mistermerp wrote:
I think this is one of those songs that you only 'get' if really lived the associated life back in the 60's. 
 
Not necessarily.  Psychedelia need not be chemically enhanced or derived - not for me, anyhow.

Psychodelic man...{#Sunny}
Has some elements of Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed, no?



We be dancing again...  love it...




We be dancing...  love it...

 
This album is gem-filled. Fantastic. Been out of my rotation far too long.
 kaybee wrote:
Well this is sure listenable to me!  In fact, I seem to prefer Floyd's earlier "psychadelic" stuff better than their  (to me) more depressing later work.

 

An absolute forever favorite.
I need to listen to more early Pink Floyd!



love it...

 
Knowing and remembering this song so well makes me.....a RELIC!

Very cool and imaginative!



You Feel Loved for Evermore by ~Araen

The keyboardist, songwriter and singer of the Pink Floyd. Author of the Paintbox, Remember a Day, Summer '68, Us and Them, Great Gig in the Sky, Wearing the Inside Out and so on. Many say he is the most underrated keyboardist and musician.
 
Made with 5B, 6B, and 8B pencil in technical drawing paper.

"I can take or leave it, won't be the woebegone
Don't need a model universe to hang your pictures on.
You hide somewhere, you die somewhere
And then this senseless thought,
By hating more you're feeling more
And that's how you get caught.

They're never going to make it easy
Of this you can be sure.
I greet you from the wilderness,
I'll stay inside your door."

...

Rick Wright - Breakthrough

Nos, Adri, hát erről a képről volt szó, most már végre összeszedtem magam


Been in my regular rotation since it originally came out!
 govna wrote:

i like how you roll.
 


Thank you...  I really dig how this song rolls...  it is soooo groovy...



At this moment, in hind-sight,  my truest enjoyment is how this was a prelude to shear brilliance... good stuff  
I think this is one of those songs that you only 'get' if really lived the associated life back in the 60's. 
 jchambers64 wrote:
R.I.P. Rick Wright.
 
Yes. A Rick Wright composition - nice.
Brilliantly put! <clap clap clap> bam23 wrote:

Not at all true. The state of mind of the listener is critical to the experience. It does not need to be due to the effects of various alkaloids or similar stimulants, although these can open the perceptive windows if not doors. The song you refer to is certainly not unlistenable. It all depends on what you are doing, what state of mind you are in, what other experiences you bring to the situation. What is your expectation of a song? There are many instances when a particular song does absolutely nothing for me. Yet, the next time I hear it, the effect can be profound. "Several species... " does not provide an easy listening experience, yet I am grateful for the times when it burrowed into my brain and left marks that still resonate. Maybe you need to play a bit with set and setting, if you get the drift.
 


I think I am a RP listener today because I listened to music like this in 1968....kinda out there!
Can't get enough of old 'Floyd...
I love Nick Mason's drumming
{#Drummer}
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
i like how you roll.

Lot of genius there. Hints of what was to come....
 UltraNurd wrote:
So weird to hear their early stuff.
 
So good to hear their early stuff.

Well this is sure listenable to me!  In fact, I seem to prefer Floyd's earlier "psychadelic" stuff better than their  (to me) more depressing later work.

Love it, even in the middle of the day.  Used to be one of those late night songs, 'ere.
So weird to hear their early stuff.


This song is soooo good for the ears...


 linden wrote:
Except that the song is unlistenable. Which is not to say I don't like Floyd, just that some experiments probably didn't need to be tried in the first place. There's nothing as bad as art rock gone wrong.
 
Not at all true. The state of mind of the listener is critical to the experience. It does not need to be due to the effects of various alkaloids or similar stimulants, although these can open the perceptive windows if not doors. The song you refer to is certainly not unlistenable. It all depends on what you are doing, what state of mind you are in, what other experiences you bring to the situation. What is your expectation of a song? There are many instances when a particular song does absolutely nothing for me. Yet, the next time I hear it, the effect can be profound. "Several species... " does not provide an easy listening experience, yet I am grateful for the times when it burrowed into my brain and left marks that still resonate. Maybe you need to play a bit with set and setting, if you get the drift.
Syd and Rick: Wish you were here
YES, Rick has gone on to meet Syd for that Great Gig in the Sky! and all praise to RP for playing this wonderful, multi-layered, charming and deceptively deep little psych-rocker! Few people realize just how, as Bill just said, "integral" he was to their sound, and though he often seethed about Rodge, as George did about Paul — and like countless other poor quiet talented guys overshadowed by bigger lens-targets, he soldiered on, and did lots of priceless work for his mate Dave and many others in the biz of making cool things that last. God bless him and keep him in the right light!
Can't ever seem to get enough of PF or RP!

 jchambers64 wrote:
R.I.P. Rick Wright.
 

    {#Cheers}
R.I.P. Rick Wright.
Every time I hear this it makes me remember a day
when I heard this
and how I felt when I first heard it
and God I just love that...
THANKS, Bill and Rebecca!
I also remember I heard this cool interview Syd did with some gal with the Beeb in England back in the early days where he said something like, 'What we want, what we really like, is when we get these people dancing — not you know, normal what you might call dancing, but well, kind of freaking out, leaping about, in this total wild-eyed kind of frenzy, almost some sort of religious ecstasy — which is of course what dancing really is all about...or should be, at any rate!'

Ulises wrote:
I think the tubes that connect me to my Internet are clogged. I get "Now Playing" artists listed from the future?
wished it worked for the winning lottery numbers.
Ulises wrote:
I think the tubes that connect me to my Internet are clogged. I get "Now Playing" artists listed from the future?
I was quite happy to get the heads up so I didn't miss this great tune!
Ulises wrote:
I think the tubes that connect me to my Internet are clogged. I get "Now Playing" artists listed from the future?
Yup! See the postings a few songs back for Tom Baxter - Icarus Wings...
SmileOnADog wrote:
It is thought by some that the high-pitched squeaking which is repeated every couple of seconds from about 1:30 to about 2:10 is Waters saying, "Bring back my guitar" sped up by a factor of 10.' - from Wikipedia
Eleven. It was sped up by a factor of 11.
I think the tubes that connect me to my Internet are clogged. I get "Now Playing" artists listed from the future?
underarmor wrote:
Yeah, this had me confused for quite a while.
...how did it happen - was it some kind of vortex?..
Again? great! :dance: