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The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece
     

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece

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by John Harris
 

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Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. A stunning exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks--the longest consecutive run for an LP ever--and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It still sells some quarter million copies every year.

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Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. A stunning exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks--the longest consecutive run for an LP ever--and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It still sells some quarter million copies every year. Besides being perhaps rock's most fully realized and elegant concept album, The Dark Side of the Moon was among the most technically advanced records of its time, perfectly blending studio wizardry and fearless innovation. The rich story behind The Dark Side of the Moon is now skillfully illuminated by acclaimed journalist John Harris's exploration of the album's many secrets and the band's fractured history, including the mental collapse of group founder Syd Barrett. Drawing on original interviews with bassist and chief lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and the album's supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans looking for the definitive story of one of the most timeless, compelling, and mysterious albums ever made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786735709
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,247,390
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

John Harris is the author of Britpop!: Cool Britannia and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, the Guardian, NME, Select, and New Statesman. He lives in Hay-on-Wye, England.

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Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of Pink Floyd's Masterpiece 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an awesome book. Completely teaches you about them making DSOTM. Fully detailed and precise.