Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse is an extraordinary all-new concert recording featuring an array of Pink Floyd classics rarely performed by the band during its lifetime. Mason – founding drummer and the only constant member of Pink Floydsince their 1965 formation – united Gary Kemp (guitar, vocals), Guy Pratt (bass, vocals), Lee Harris (guitar), and Dom Beken (keyboards) as Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets in 2018, fueled in part by the desire to perform the legendary band's pre-Dark Side of the Moon material, timeless songs which had not been played on stage in decades.
An invitation-only performance at London's Dingwalls was met with rapturous acclaim and followed by a sold out theater tour of North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. The band returned in 2019, including two sold out May shows at The Roundhouse – the historic Camden venue where Pink Floyd famously played on October 15, 1966, teaming with Soft Machine for an "All Night Rave" launching the famed underground newspaper, International Times.
Live At The Roundhouse captures what has proven a remarkable band all its own, infusing archetypal Floyd favorites with infectious passion, great power, and subtle restraint. From the garage band attack of "Arnold Layne" and "Vegetable Man" to the psychedelic journeying of "Interstellar Overdrive" and the mellow expanse of "Atom Heart Mother," "Fearless," and "Green Is the Colour," Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse brings to life music rarely heard onstage since Pink Floyd's halcyon first era, thrillingly revived for a new generation.
"A thrillingly raw 90-minute set of (Pink Floyd's) early psychedelic rock...Notable highlights included a searing 'Lucifer Sam' and the visceral white noise rush of 'Set The Controls For The Heart of the Sun,' while early singles 'See Emily Play' and 'Arnold Layne' were reborn with a fresh intensity and power. There were also revivals of languid instrumental tracks and dazzling, semi-improvised psychedelic guitar wig-outs that harked back to the loose structures and unconventional time signatures changes of the Syd Barrett era." – Billboard