Pink Floyd, “Let There Be More Light” Rare 60’s Footage
Let There Be More Light, Live 1968
Featured on their second album A Saucerful Of Secrets and the first to feature guitarist and frontman David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s ‘Let There Be More Light’ was the band’s first foray into the world of psychedelia. It was written by Roger Waters about the imagined descent of a fantastical spacecraft landing at a local Air Force base, and gives us an awesome first glimpse at Gilmour’s talent for soloing.
This performance of ‘Let There Be More Light’ is absolutely outstanding and a real blast from the past, reminding us that there was, in fact, life before Dark Side Of the Moon!
Fun Fact: Drummer Nick Mason calls A Saucerful Of Secrets his favorite Pink Floyd album.
Rather than the signature long hair, blue jeans and t-shirts we’d come to later recognize them by, Pink Floyd took the stage in everything from a floppy brimmed hat to ruffled shirts, with David Gilmour looking especially out of place without the Fender Stratocasters we’re so used to seeing him with!
Enjoy this major blast from Pink Floyd’s past – we definitely did!
+ Let There Be More Light lyrics +
Far, far, far, far away, way
People heard him say, say
I will find a way, way
There will come a day, day
Something will be done
Then at last the mighty ship descending on a point of flame
Made contact with the human race at Mildenhall
Now, now, now is the time, time, time
To be, be, be aware
Carter’s father saw it there
And knew the Rhull revealed to him
The living soul of Hereward the Wake
Oh my, something in my eye, eye
Something in the sky, sky
Waiting there for me
The outer lock rolled slowly back
The servicemen were heard to sigh
For there revealed in glowing robes was Lucy in the sky
Oh, oh, did you ever
No, no, never ever will they
I’ll can’t say
Summoning his cosmic power
And glowing slightly from his toes
His psychic emanations flowed