Mojo (UK) - - Contents - JOHN MUL­VEY, ED­I­TOR

Over the next few weeks, there’s a chance to ex­am­ine two rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent op­tions. Roger Wa­ters brings the polem­i­cal spec­tac­u­lar of Us + Them to are­nas and vast out­door spa­ces around the UK and Europe. But on a much smaller scale, the ap­pear­ance of Nick Ma­son’s Saucer­ful Of Se­crets marks a poignant new chap­ter in the Floyd saga. We join the drum­mer as he re­con­nects with songs Pink Floyd left be­hind a half-cen­tury ago: a set of freak­outs and idio­syn­crasy that frames a time be­fore The Dark Side Of The Moon, and re­vi­talises the legacy of Syd Bar­rett. It’s a good time, then, for MOJO’s elec­toral col­lege of heads to work out some­thing akin to a de­fin­i­tive Floyd Top 50. There are death­less an­thems, lost trea­sures, a pre­vail­ing sense of psychedelia be­ing re­con­fig­ured for new eras, a cameo from Emily, and a tar monster with bladder con­trol is­sues. “It’s 50 years ago, but those songs have lasted pretty well,” un­der­states Ma­son, be­fore spec­u­lat­ing what might hap­pen were Wa­ters and David Gil­mour to guest with him. “If we found our­selves re­united as Pink Floyd,” says Ma­son, “the whole world would come to an end!”

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