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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.
Experience editions are expanded versions of classic albums in a Digipak bonus disc format. Included are the original remastered album, a disc of additional material and an expanded CD booklet. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a unreal sounding SACD, if you ever want to impress your friends with your system, this is the one to do it! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mystro one! Read my reviews!
Still trying to find a quality sounding CD version of Dark Side of the Moon. This is not it. Out of my eight versions this is on the middle of the pack.Published 3 months ago by abbeyroad_nw8
I'm not one of the lucky owners of the original '73 Harvest release of this album. I do have a decent sounding '73 LP Canadian release by Capitol which beats pretty much every... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bogdan Radu