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Roger Waters played Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Saturday 10 February 2018. Roger Waters is performing his Us and Them Australian tour. Photo, Ros O'Gorman

Roger Waters played Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Saturday 10 February 2018. Roger Waters is performing his Us and Them Australian tour. Photo, Ros O'Gorman

Roger Waters Joins Nick Mason in New York for early Pink Floyd track

by Paul Cashmere on April 20, 2019

in News

Pink Floyd had somewhat of a reunion on Thursday night in New York when Roger Waters joined Nick Mason to perform the epic ‘Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun’.

‘Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun’ was from the 1968 Pink Floyd album ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’.

Roger told the audience about those early days of performing the song at a The Scene on 46th Street, Manhattan. “It was called the Scene Club. The owner was Steve Paul. It was 1969,” Roger said. “I remember it well. We had a gong in those days. As I remember, I used to, in the middle of the show, hurl a necked whiskey glass at him. The glass was empty because I’d drunk the whiskey, as we did back in the old days. Anyway, I’m so happy to be here playing with Nick. We are very, very close and old friends”.

This was the first time Waters and Mason had played together since 2011. “When I was doing The Wall he came and sang ‘Outside The Wall’ a couple of times. So here we are. I am loving the show Nick. The opinion is that he is sounding a lot better than we did back in the day,” he said.

Nick Mason is touring a complete setlist of early Pink Floyd pre-Dark Side of the Moon.

Nick Mason setlist New York, 18 April, 2019

Interstellar Overdrive (from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967)
Astronomy Domine (from Ummagumma, 1969)
Lucifer Sam (from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967)
Fearless (from Meddle, 1971)
Obscured by Clouds (from Obscured By Clouds, 1972)
When You’re In (from Obscured By Clouds, 1972)
Arnold Layne (single, 1967)
Vegetable Man (from Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967-1972, 2016)
If (from Atom Heart Mother, 1970)
Atom Heart Mother (from Atom Heart Mother, 1970)
The Nile Song (from More, 1969)
Green Is the Colour (from More, 1969)
Let There Be More Light (from A Saucerful of Secrets, 1967)
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (from Ummagumma, 1969)
See Emily Play (single, 1967)
Bike (from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967)
Childhood’s End (from Obscured By Clouds, 1972)
One of These Days (from Meddle, 1971)

Encore:
A Saucerful of Secrets (Celestial Voices) (from A Saucerful of Secrets, 1967)
Point Me at the Sky (from Cre/ation: The Early Years 1967-1972, 2016)

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