Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Version (CD)
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Experience editions are expanded versions of classic albums in a Digipak bonus disc format. Included are the original remastered album, a disc of additional material and an expanded CD booklet.
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. Also featuring a newly designed Digipak and a new 16 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, including all lyrics.
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Rock & Pop
- Art Rock
- Copy Control
- South Africa
- Country of Origin
- Date Released
- 97m 59s
- Pop / Rock
- EMI Catalogue
- Media Type
Personnel: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters (vocals, bass guitar); Nick Mason (percussion).
Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (06/1972-01/1973); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (06/1972-01/1973); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/1974); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (11/1974).
Photographers: Chris Craske; Storm Thorgerson; Tony May.
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 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. [Dwarfed next to its Immersion Edition cousin, the Experience Edition of Dark Side of the Moon contains James Guthrie's 2011 remaster of the classic 1973 album and a second disc containing Pink Floyd's 1974 concert at Wembley where they performed the album in its entirety. Although some fans may wish that the bonus disc contained the original Alan Parsons mix, demos, and outtakes that is exclusive to the six-disc Immersion Edition, this is an excellent concert that captures the Floyd at full flight, and it is certainly a worthwhile addition to a familiar classic.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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- Number of Items
- Pink Floyd
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..."
- Pink Floyd
- Release Date
- 21 September 2011
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Speak to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Breathe (In the Air)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] On the Run
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Great Gig in the Sky, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Money
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Us and Them
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Any Colour You Like
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Brain Damage
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Eclipse
- [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Speak to Me - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Breathe (In the Air) - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] On the Run - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Time - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Great Gig in the Sky, The - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Money - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Us and Them - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Any Colour You Like - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] Brain Damage - (previously unreleased, live)
- [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] Eclipse - (previously unreleased, live)
- Studio / Live
- Dark Side of the Moon [Experience Edition] [Digipak]
Product Reviews (1)
Robert, South Africa. 14 May 2012
One of the best Pink Floyd albums ever made! A Must have for any Prog\Experimental Rock fan. For 70.00 this is a bargain