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Dark Side Moon (Vinyl) Import

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,280 customer reviews

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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 1,280 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
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: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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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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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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The audiophile remastering of this disk is truly something to enjoy!
I could not believe the improvement the sound quality in this remastered disk is compared to the original!
If you want the best sound money can buy, this is a purchase I highly recommend!!
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Format: Audio CD
This is one of the releases I was waiting for with baited breath. I am a major Floyd Fanatic. And since getting stuff on SACD, I couldn't wait for some Floyd titles to come out. That being said...here's the review.
This is probably one of the best SACD transfers yet. The sounds are crisp and clear. The seperation of the channels is fantastic. And the music is great.
The heartbeat on Speak to Me/Breathe gets you in the right mood. It sounds like it is coming from your body. Then you get to On The Run. Songs like this are the reason we have surround sound. You can hear the guy running around the room. The helicoptor seems to circle around the room. And the air rushes around. Then you get to Time. The Alarm clocks sound like they are right in the room. You can hear the resonance on the grandfather bell. Then you get to Great Gig in the Sky and you can hear the range of Clare Torrey's voice. Then on money, you can hear the change circling from speaker to speaker. Everything about this CD is fantastic. It seems that Pink Floyd were ahead of their time when they made this one.
It's really a shame that Amazon only has 5 stars because this one rates a 10.
One more thing. Since I think Wish You Were Here and Animals were both recorded in Quadrophonic, it would be nice if they would do those next. Those are another pair of albums that would lend themselves to 5.1
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Format: Audio CD
I bought this album having no idea what to expect other than the fact that it was made in 1973 and the artist Pink Floyd was a progressive rock group.
42 minutes and 10 seconds later I was left speechless, blown away, and in utter amazement. This album left me almost with a whole new outlook on life. The lyrics, vocals, instruments, performances......mindblowing. Track 3 "Time" in my opinion may just be the absolute single greatest recording I have ever heard. 7:06 of musical brilliance and genius.
Upon first listen for me, this CD blew away Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Guns N Roses, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and every other "rock" group I'd ever heard other then Led Zeppelin and thats. And if I had to choose between Floyd or Zeppelin upon their careers the edge undoubtedly goes to Floyd. Zeppelin could never match this CD. "Stairway To Heaven" is vastly overrated and cant match up with "Time".
"Dark Side Of The Moon" is not just a rock CD. Name a musical genre other than pop, rap and the hard core punk/metal which should not even be considered music when you have people lipsinking and the amazingly awful American Idol. DSOTM is rock, blues, and jazz depending on which song you are playing. And did I mention the sound production??? Outstanding.
In conclusion, "Dark Side Of The Moon" is to music what "The Godfather" is to movies. An epic, timeless, must-have CD.
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