Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets Set The Controls For The Heart Of Early Pink Floyd

Drummer Nick Mason might not be the first name to come to mind when you think of Pink Floyd, but he’s the only member to have been in the band during its entire run and play on all its studio albums. So if any member of the Floyd has the right to assemble an outfit to revisit the early stuff, it’s Mason, whose Saucerful Of Secrets does just that, reworking the best of Pink Floyd’s pre-The Dark Side Of The Moon material. Joined by vocalist/bassist Guy Pratt (a longtime Floyd collaborator who’s also played with just about everybody), vocalist/guitarist Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), guitarist Lee Harris (Blockheads) and keyboardist Dom Beken (Orb), Mason played two nights at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, and MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski’s mind was kicked into interstellar overdrive at the first show. (Not pictured due to restrictions placed on photographers shooting the show: Roger Waters joined Saucerful Of Secrets for a rousing “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.”)