Pink Floyd 2011 Remasters
One of the most famous albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon sold 25 million copies in its first 25 years of release. Dark Side of the Moon was the first album that Pink Floyd decided to break in live before attempting to record, with the debut performance of what they then called Eclipse just over a year before the final release date. When they finally retired to Abbey Road Studios with top sound engineer Alan Parsons, state-of-the-art 16-track recording equipment and the new Dolby technology to hand, it was to produce one of the great pieces of studio art. Covering a range of styles, this was the last album (prior to Roger Waters' departure in the early 1980s) to whose writing the other members of Pink Floyd contributed significantly. Nevertheless, it remains a stunningly coherent package, bound together by surreal fragments of speech (mostly gleaned from asking questions of the doorman at the studio) and Waters' bold and bleak lyrics. Often reputed to be about former member Syd Barrett's decline into schizophrenia, in fact Waters has said the lyrics "were a lot about ordinariness" and dealt with people's responses to the increasing insanity of the pressures of everyday life. Some of the extraordinary sound effects used came from the most unlikely sources--the coins at the start of "Money" from Waters tossing handfuls of change into an industrial food-mixer that his wife, a potter, used to mix clay. Whatever the medium, a new standard for attention to detail and production values had been set and the world of studio recording would never be the same again. --James Swift --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
very impressed with 40th anniversary copy--was a gift for my grandson----absolutely excellent.Published 1 month ago by W. B.
love pink Floyd, dark side is one of the best albums ever, great sound, great price and speedy deliveryPublished 1 month ago by jim dureault
The SACD doesn't make that big of a difference to me, and you can get the regular DSOTM cd for under 10 bucks in stores. Not worth the extra money. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jean-Philippe Beaudet
yes…. if i was going to be left on an island, and had only one album to choose from, it would be this one, enough said!Published 2 months ago by Paul Pacifici