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Dark Side Of The Moon (30th Anniversary) (SACD) SACD 1 of 1

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Format: SACD
Please Note: May require SACD-compatible hardware more info.
Sku: 60593895
UPC: 724358213621
UPC 14: 00724358213621
Release Date: 3/25/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Speak To Me ~ Pink Floyd
2. Breathe ~ Pink Floyd
3. On The Run ~ Pink Floyd
4. Time ~ Pink Floyd
5. Great Gig In The Sky, The ~ Pink Floyd
6. Money ~ Pink Floyd
7. Us And Them ~ Pink Floyd
8. Any Colour You Like ~ Pink Floyd
9. Brain Damage ~ Pink Floyd
10. Eclipse ~ Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd was released on March 24 1973, and since, has become one of the most succesful albums of all time, selling in excess of 35 million copies worldwide. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic and groundbreaking album, The Dark Side of The Moon has been re-issued as a Hybrid SACD combining a remastered stereo version, and, for the first time ever, a mindblowing 5.1 Surround Sound mix.

This Super Audio CD (SACD) features two disc layers. Layer one contains a standard version of the Pink Floyd masterpiece that works on any CD player. Layer two includes high-resolution stereo and a 5.1 surround version that works on SACD-compatible DVD players and home theater systems. Both layers employ SACD's Direct Stream Digital (DSD) encoding process that samples the music 64 times faster than CD for unprecedented fidelity.

The SACD format will also feature updated artwork of this classic album sleeve from original designer Storm Thorgerson.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Pink Floyd: Roger Waters (bass instrument); David Gilmour, Nick Mason , Richard Wright .
Muze PNote Personnel: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters, Clare Torry (vocals); Dick Parry (saxophone); Nick Mason (percussion); Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John (background vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John, Dick Parry, Clare Torry.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Gus Skinas; James Guthrie .
Muze PNote Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/1972-01/1973).
Muze PNote Photographers: Jill Furmanovsky; Tony May.
Muze PNote By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren't that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd's slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It's dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one. The album was celebrating a total of 1,350 weeks on The Billboard 200 and Top Pop Catalog charts in Billboard magazine when Capitol Records released the 30th anniversary edition in 2003. The SACD version, as had previous digital remasterings, added space and definition to the elements of music, dialogue, and sound effects that made up the album, while the 5.1 remix expanded those improvements across multiple speakers. Original designer Storm Thorgerson contributed a new, subtly different album cover and a 20-page CD booklet that was a scrapbook of photographs and artwork associated with the album over the years. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Pink Floyd; Pink Floyd

Engineer: Alan Parsons Project; Alan Parsons Project; Peter James

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Doris Troy

Associated Artists and Works

Dire Straits
Easy Star All-Stars
London Philharmonic Orchestra
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Out Of Phase (Rock)
Out of Phase (Rock)
Phase, Out Of
Phase, Out Of (Rock)
Pickin' On
Prydz, Eric
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Back Against The Wall ~ Various Artists
The Piano Tribute to Pink Floyd ~ Various Artists
Back Against the Wall: A Tribute to Pink Floyd ~ Various Artists
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/24/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1973
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5821362
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724358213621

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.110)
- Ranked #43 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...One of the best-produced rock albums ever..."

Rolling Stone (5/24/73, p.57)
- "...The sound is lush and multi-layered while remaining clear and well-structured....a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement....the excellence of a superb performance..."

Q (10/94, p.137)
- 4 Stars - Excellent

Uncut (5/03, p.112)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...The subdued, darkly muttering, sombrely somnolent music of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON startles....An achievement of considerable merit..."

NME (Magazine)
(3/20/93, p.33)
- 8 - Excellent - "...although everything your punk rock elder brother said was undeniably true, it doesn't take a great mental leap to achieve the mind-set of the pot-smoking philosophy student and pronounce this album a super-sensory classic..."

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