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Author Topic: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets  (Read 466 times)

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 12:41:06 pm »
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
So, I was yesterday at Paris' concert, and wow - I was literally blown away. Back to the year 1970 that I have never known !
So touching to see this 4th member, who has never been in the light, who was just the guy to play drums and be the "glue" between the other 3, finally get some time in the sun, in a very decent and fun manner... The group's leader can't be seen much, he is hidden at the back in his drum kit.. and that's so nice ! Only a 5-piece band, similar to DS' OL/MM tour, with the same energy, playing the early classics that Roger and David wouldn't play anymore ! Roger stated that he would not want to play Interstellar Overdrive for hours ? That he would never want to play Atom Heart Mother not Saucerful of Secrets anymore ? Well Nick is doing them, in shortened versions so that it doesn't take hours but so that you get the essence of it ! David wouldn't want to play the Nile Song when Guy suggested him in 2006, stating "you will have to play it in another band ?" - "Well, I am in another band now, so I can" Guy teases gently. Nick's teasing is amusing as well. He started by saying "we're not the David Gilmour Australian show, not the Roger Waters Floyd experience... Just Nick Mason's Saucerful of secrets !". Hilarious. Then, just before paying a mind blowing version of Set the controls for the heart of the sun (rawer and even better than Roger's versions if you ask me), he goes like: "One of my best friends is a man by the name of Roger Waters. One thing that Roger was not so good at is... sharing (laughs in the venue). For 52 years, I had to watch him play the gong alone. Well now finally... It's my turn" *Gong*.
Nick also was careful to pay due respect to the dead, Rick and Syd, and altough I am not that a fan of Barrett's area of Floyd, I felt so proud to hear Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Bike and even Vegetable Man ! A fabulous setlist revisiting almost all every forgotten hits, save for Echoes sadly... But let's admit that playing Echoes without David nor Rick would have been kinda complicated.
Only (slight) complain, the vocals were a bit too soft to be heard well. Other than that, hats off to Nick, Guy, and the excellent 3 others - they made me enjoy the show even more than David or Roger, because it was so refreshing and chatty - like MK in the OL/MM tour, a long gone atmosphere...

Nick really reminds me of John Illsley - the loyal number 2, or 4, that has finally deserved to shine a bit, his own time in the sun. Wholeheartedly recommended ! Don't miss this wonderful little tour !
Exactly my thoughts, also on the voices being to silent in the mix.
What you did not know, but I did as I already listened to the Putney try out show, and then heard again during the Antwerp show, was the exact repetition of jokes, just like mark does. Thought that was funny. Then again, they cannot expect too many people going to multiple shows. My favourites were let there be more light (that spinal tap bass!!) A saucerful of secrets, atom heart mother and anything from the OBC album, one of my top 3 favourite Floyd albums.

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 12:41:27 pm »
Beware... could be "useless"...

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Was only referring to the total uselessness of mknews

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 12:41:57 pm »
Really nice review!  That one was addressed to another.. forget it.

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You refer to Pottel's repeated "useless" comment in the new release thread? I understood his comments to refer to the information from TK and the management, which is indeed useless. It wasn't a remark about your or the other poster's comment, which in such a case would have been disrespectful by Pottel, and possibly a violation of the forum rules.
True  both of your statements

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 12:42:37 pm »
Yes let's ban Pottel  ;D

He knows where it comes from.. no worries.

I thought it a little disrespectful to Kaleo74 who took the effort of informing us. A little thank you I thought would have been nice. But that's just me.

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Your opinion. I hope kaleo realized  it was only my gripe towards mknews and not his asking the question

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 12:48:01 pm »
Agree that MKNews is totally useless.

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I don't want no sugar in it - thank you very much

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 12:51:17 pm »
Agree that MKNews is totally useless.

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It's useless as long as there are no news to publish, that's what it takes a website about news...  :think :(
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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 12:54:44 pm »
We get our news from all sorts of places, retailers etc... but seldomly we hear it first on MKNews.

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I don't want no sugar in it - thank you very much

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 01:01:14 pm »
We get our news from all sorts of places, retailers etc... but seldomly we hear it first on MKNews.

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Maybe now but there was a time...
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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 01:01:46 pm »
We get our news from all sorts of places, retailers etc... but seldomly we hear it first on MKNews.

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Yes, but that's because MKNEWS is official and is provided with authorised news by the record company and the management. MKNEWS can't publish anything that is not authorised by them no matter MKNEWS knows for months and for sure...

That's what annoy me the most about the record company and the management, they rather send the information first to the press media so they can get to the more people the better and fulfill their commitments with the press media than to publish it in MKNEWS before for the fans.
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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 06:47:15 pm »
When you saw the concert was there any supporting act ? if so, how long did it last before Mason on stage ?

it seems in Milan there will be a supporting act
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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 10:25:23 pm »
When you saw the concert was there any supporting act ? if so, how long did it last before Mason on stage ?

it seems in Milan there will be a supporting act
There was in Al shows since Stockholm
Lady singer, Emma something . All sounding a bit similar, but, I found her to be a good guitar player. (Folkie)
She started at 8 believe went on for 30-35 min and nick came on around 9

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2018, 10:43:34 pm »
In Paris, the only moment the crowd really showed her appreciation was when she announced "this is my last song"...

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 10:46:14 pm »
In Paris, the only moment the crowd really showed her appreciation was when she announced "this is my last song"...
Really? Snob crowd. Not so in the other shows I heard

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 10:46:27 pm »
In Paris, the only moment the crowd really showed her appreciation was when she announced "this is my last song"...
What did you think?

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Re: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2018, 10:56:10 pm »
Did not like her to be honest.
First I did not expect a supporting act, I rushed from office to be there on time, after her 40 minutes we were told that Olympia was "offering" us a 20-minute break, de facto transforming a 20.00h concert into a 21.00h one, did not like that.
Then she barely introduced herself, nobody caught her name...
But most importantly she was utterly boring - the same soft song over and over on the acoustic guitar. When you came to hear 1960's psychedelic raw music, there is such a contrast that you get angry with her for putting you to sleep !
Maybe I am harsh, yes I am aware that supporting acts are opportunities to discover young artists and give them a chance, and indeed some are very good, but this one... she even managed to make me miss Kate Walsh !!
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