The first song by the modern Pink Floyd

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April 20, 2015- Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was quoted as saying that the song Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun was the first song that the modern post-Syd band made.

A blog writes, “”It really happened on Saucerful of Secrets,” Nick Mason said, “which is the moment where we sort of really did transition from what we’d done on [our first album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn] into the slightly more extraordinary extended pieces of music.” Specifically, he cites “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” one of the earliest compositions from Roger Waters — “It has a number of aspects to it,” Nick Mason adds. “One is, it’s the beginning of Roger’s writing. The other thing is that the drum part on it is slightly unusual.

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