A Nice Pair

Album cover

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

A Saucerful Of Secrets

A Saucerful Of Secrets

Title: A Nice Pair
Artist: Pink Floyd
Released: December 1973 (US), January 1974 (UK)
Total Length: 81:24
Label: Harvest Records (UK), Capitol Records (US)

Track Listing Edit

  1. Astronomy Domine – 8:12
  2. Lucifer Sam – 3:07
  3. Matilda Mother – 3:08
  4. Flaming – 2:46
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – 4:26
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk – 3:05
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – 9:41
  8. The Gnome – 2:13
  9. Chapter 24 – 3:42
  10. The Scarecrow – 2:11
  11. Bike – 3:21
  12. Let There Be More Light – 5:38
  13. Remember A Day – 4:33
  14. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun – 5:28
  15. Corporal Clegg – 4:13
  16. A Saucerful Of Secrets – 11:52
  17. See-Saw – 4:36
  18. Jugband Blues – 3:00


  • Syd Barrett: Guitars, vocals.
  • David Gilmour: Guitars, vocals.
  • Roger Waters: Bass guitar, vocals.
  • Richard Wright: Keyboards, piano, metrollon, vibraphone, vocals.
  • Nick Mason: Drums, percussion, vocals.
  • Norman Smith: Drums, vocals.
  • Members of the Salvation Army:
    • Ray Bowes: Cornet.
    • Terry Camsey: Cornet.
    • Mac Carter: Trombone.
    • Les Condon: Eb Bass.
    • Maurice Cooper: Euphonium
    • Ian Hankey: Trombone
    • George Whittingham: Bb Bass.


  • The album reached #36 in the US and was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. in March of 1994
  • The album's cover depicts an uncensored (in many territories) picture of a woman's breasts, while The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking had another woman's buttocks censored, in the United States, after a large amount of controversy.
  • For no apparent reason, on the American issue, the Ummagumma recording of "Astronomy Domine" replaces the original recording on the UK edition.
  • Each of the images on the cover depicts a well-known phrase or saying in the form of a visual pun; for instance, the centre right-hand panel on the front depicts "a fork in the road", while the bottom right represents "a pretty kettle of fish", and so on. Initial copies had a picture of Dr. Phang's dental office on the cover and then was edited to feature a gargling monk. The US covers had a purple and white Pink Floyd A Nice Pair sticker covering the pictures of naked women.