Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer Pink Floyd
Length 42.31
Format CD
Genre Psychedelic Rock; Progressive Rock
Label EMI
Index 47
In Collection Yes
Percussion-Various Nick Mason
Bass Guitar Roger Waters
Guitar-Electric David Gilmour
Keyboards-Various Richard Wright
Vocals David Gilmour
Vocals Richard Wright
Vocals Roger Waters
Vocals-Backing Barry St. John
Vocals-Backing Doris Troy
Vocals-Backing Leslie Duncan
Vocals-Backing Liza Strike
Engineer Peter James
Engineer Alan Parsons
Producer David Gilmour
Producer Nick Mason
Producer Richard Wright
Producer Roger Waters
Track List
01 Speak To Me / Breathe 03.55
02 On The Run 03.32
03 Time 07.02
04 The Great Gig In The Sky 04.45
05 Money 06.20
06 Us and Them 07.48
07 Any Colour You Like 03.23
08 Brain Damage 03.48
09 Eclipse 01.58
Price L. 0,00
Rating 70%
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
UPC 077774600125
Guest(s) Doris Troy
Release Date Tuesday, July 07, 1987
Original Year 1973

Digital Remaster DIGVIS 2000

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar, VCS3 synthesizer); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards, VCS3 synthesizer); Roger Waters (vocals, VCS3 synthesizer, bass, tape effects); Nick Mason (percussion, tape effects).
Additional personnel: Clare Torry (vocals); Dick Parry (saxophone); Doris Troy, Leslie Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John (background vocals).

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England between June 1972 and January 1973.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was a benchmark record. It turned the musical world on its ear with a hitherto unseen combination of sounds, and changed things considerably for Pink Floyd. For this project, Pink Floyd resurrected older and unfinished numbers, some of which came from the multitude of soundtracks the band members had previously worked on. The film "Zabriskie Point," a study of American materialism from a foreigner's perspective, provided "Us And Them" (originally titled "The Violence Sequence"). Waters rewrote "Breathe" after its appearance on his and avant-garde composer Ron Geesin's score for "The Body," a surreal medical documentary.

Floyd and their long-time engineer, Alan Parsons, used a multitude of sound effects--from stereophonically-projected footsteps and planes flying overhead ("On The Run") to a roomful of ringing clocks ("Time"). Further adding to the record's mystique, barely audible spoken passages were sprinkled throughout--a result of hours interviewing random Abbey Road occupants about their views on insanity, violence and death. Floyd must have struck a nerve; DARK SIDE OF THE MOON remained on Billboard's albums chart for an astounding fourteen years. It made Pink Floyd a household name, elevating them to the level of the Rolling Stones and The Who in the rock pantheon.