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Dark Side Moon (Vinyl) Import

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  • LP Record (Oct. 25 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00008ETLC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,284 customer reviews
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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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 other version I've purchased over the years, despite wear and the occasional click and pop. I don't remember where exactly I've read somewhere this SACD release is the closest digital has ever come to the original master tape and I'm pleased that reviewer was not wrong. The dynamics are better and so are the details but to avoid disappointment one would have to have pretty decent replay gear. Some people may prefer the somewhat mellower LP sound, especially on lower priced turntables. I have an Oracle Delphi and I can say my DSOTM LP is not mellow at all. It is rich and full sounding with perhaps a bit of "air" missing around the higher notes. The SACD release adds a layer of detail and that "air" back on, at least on my system it does.
Fully recommended!
(Update) The addition of a Musical Fidelity phono pre in my replay chain made me essentially re-discover my old LP. There's simply more detail especially at medium-high and high frequencies I simply did not know it existed. That being said, this particular SACD release is still the best digital version of this album I've ever owned and worth owning.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a unreal sounding SACD, if you ever want to impress your friends with your system, this is the one to do it! Great sound, it goes from back to front, and also all the way spinning the room. You feel like your in a Imax theater, love it, clear sound the bells sound so good, this cd has to be played loud, just make sure no ones sleeping or your neighbours are not home! With my 9 channel 6 sub system, this sounded unreal, a real treat to have. So just don't stand there get your fingers moving order this one, you will not regret it. Even if your system sucks or your speakers are lousy, this is one everyone should have, just buy it!
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Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Well what can you say about such an iconic album as this. The sound on this recording is pretty much as it should be. Having said that I think the depth and soundstage could have been expanded just a tad more to give it that real wow factor. The vinyl on this reissue is very good, not much surface noise.
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Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Country of manufacturing not stated. Original order had one of the posters ripped and a printing defect on the sleeve inside. LP had too much surface noise and was scratched; stickers missing. Replacement had outer sleeve and inner sleeve all ripped; LP was warped causing bad sound distortion. Returned both items, not worth keeping.
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Every five years or so, I take the time to really enjoy this wonderful album again. The sentiment is very self-indulgent of course, but it gets me every time. The tunes are timeless and the strangely intriguing caterwauling of that woman fits so well. The lyrics remind me of many of the strange thoughts and takes on society at the time - reminiscent of how it was tricky to make one's way in the western world - what was success at the time and how is it changing? I doubt this type of music could be or should be written now. I recall lying on the floor listening to the calming influence Floyd had on me decades ago... it still works.
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To be honest I just wanted the Dark side on blue ray for the high quality in my home system... came with a whole lot more. 5 Stars for the Blue ray... minus 2 because I didn't want the whole package. If you are a fan who collects the trinkets and collectables it may be worth the price.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've heard Pink Floyd's 'Time' a million times and, quite frankly, was tired of it. But when it came on from the SACD, I felt like I had been transported from watching reruns of a concert on TV, to being AT the actual concert. Every clock hung in the air in different depths and heights, and the chimes resonate into you. Truly spectacular. The production value present here is on par with Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms SACD.
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The record is amazing — that's a given. However, this was marketed as including a free download of the album to put on an iPod or other MP3 player. Upon opening the record's packaging there was nothing to this effect (no code, no leaflet, etc.). Very disappointed in the false advertising conducted here.
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