WATCH: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets play ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun’

live 11/03/2020

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets recreate Pink Floyd's 'Set for the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' in a live performance of the 1968 song, previewing the band's upcoming live concert film Live at the Roundhouse. 

The film will document a pair of shows at the London venue in May 2019 and will be released in both audio and visual formats on April 17 after a one-night-only theatre screening in select cities in the US on March 10. 

You can watch the preview performance in the video below. 

The 12-minute clip opens with Mason creating percussive swells on a massive gong. His bandmates — Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, guitarist Lee Harris and keyboardist Dom Beken — add to the atmosphere with drones and ambience before the drummer taps out the track's muted tom-tom pattern.

Mason founded Saucerful of Secrets in 2018 as a touring project focused on Pink Floyd's early, pre-The Dark Side of the Moon material, including material that featured their original frontman and co-founder Syd Barrett.

Saucerful of Secrets will be launching their recently announced More Games for May tour in April, named after a 1967 Pink Floyd show at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The tour begins on April 23 in Guildford, England, with shows across the UK and Europe. A North American leg, their second following one in 2019, is also expected to be announced soon.