March, 1973… A quartet known for its psychedelic inclinations delivered a fortress of an album: The Dark Side of The Moon was a musical UFO featuring the most advanced technology of the period, a stratospheric record which mirrored society and our errant human ways. Pink Floyd was about to write an essential chapter in rock history and enjoy planetary fame; even today, their album is still one of the greatest sellers of all time.
RETURN TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON + WISH YOU WERE HERE AGAIN: Two classic Pink Floyd albums re-imagined by some of MOJO's favourite contemporary artists. Featuring Doug Paisley, Wolf People, Of Arrowe Hill, Lia Ices, Gallops, Matt Berry, Neville Skelly and more! Not to be confused with a 2006 retail release of the same name, MOJO Magazine's October, 2011 free CD is an exclusive gathering of not-so-well-known artists commissioned to re-imagine an etched-in-stone classic, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.
Classic Albums: The Making Of Dark Side Of The Moon was originally released in 2003, and traces the creation of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album. Interviews with band members (Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason), engineer Alan Parsons, the late designer Storm Thorgerson, and others involved unveil the creative process behind this magnum opus which, 40 years after its release, is still one of the best selling albums in history.
Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon became Pink Floyd's first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced The iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis featuring a prism representing the band's stage lighting, the record's lyrics, and the request for a ''simple and bold'' design. The new experience version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie with bonus CD featuring a previously unreleased recording of The Dark Side Of The Moon performed live at Wembley in 1974. Manufactured by EMI Music Japan Inc. Tri-fold mini-LP sleeve in slip case.
"Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella" is an all-vocal version of Pink Floyd's magnum opus "Dark Side of the Moon." No instruments were used in the recording of this unique version of the album. Eight singers and one "vocal percussionist" (similar to a beatboxer) recreate the original work in its entirety. Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella has been nominated for Best Pop/Rock Album in the 2006 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs).
As a cornerstone release of the epic Why Pink Floyd? reissue programme, The Dark Side of The Moon was treated to a stunning 2011 remaster, and released in Discovery, Experience and Immersion editions. Featuring newly minted packaging across the range, the highly collectable Immersion edition featured a host of rare, unreleased and alternate audio and video content in both standard and high resolution across CD/DVD and Blu-ray. The Dark Side Of The Moon was the first record to get this reissue treatment, followed by Wish You Were Here and The Wall.
Dream Theater’s entire performance of the legendary Pink Floyd album recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London; England on October 25th 2005.