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It appeared on their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets The track was planned for release as a single, with " Scream Thy Last Scream ", on 8 September, before it was vetoed by the band's record company, EMI. According to an interview with Gilmour in the documentary Which One's Pink? The song's recording commenced in Augustwith overdubs recorded in October of that year and in January Pink Floyd performed the song from to A performance on 9 September featured Barrett and Waters Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets guitars.
Live versions of the song appear on the Ummagumma album and the Live at Pompeii music film. During these live performances, the song was significantly extended with a wide range of dynamics, including a white noise middle section.
The song has been a staple in Waters' solo tours. Beginning with the — tours, "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" was presented in a radically rearranged rendition - with female backing vocals, saxophone solos and a guitar solo and even a shakuhachi solo in A truncated version just the three verses of the song featuring a simple acoustic guitar part was performed on a handful of occasions during the Radio K.
S tour of The song was included in the setlist for his — In the Flesh tourfeaturing stills from the promotional videos of " Arnold Layne " and " The Scarecrow " projected on large screens. This version featured a psychedelic guitar solo by Snowy Whiteas well as a sax solo, and this version appears on his In the Flesh — Live DVD and live album. In JuneWaters' former Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason performed as guest drummer on the track for two nights at London 's Wembley Arenathe first indication of a reconciliation following the acrimonious split of the mids.
It was also performed at Waters' — tour. The song was played by Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets between and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stewart Mason. Retrieved 13 June Westport, Conn.
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