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The Dark Side of the Moon

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 4988006791800
  • Catalog Number: 679180

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Speak to Me/Breathe (4:00)
  2. 2 On the Run (3:32)
  3. 3 Time (7:06)
  4. 4 The Great Gig in the Sky (4:44)
  5. 5 Money (6:31)
  6. 6 Us and Them (7:40)
  7. 7 Any Colour You Like (3:25)
  8. 8 Brain Damage (3:50)
  9. 9 Eclipse (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pink Floyd Primary Artist
Roger Waters Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer
Lesley Duncan Background Vocals
Nick Mason Percussion, Drums
Doris Troy Background Vocals
Richard Wright Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer
David Gilmour Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, VCS 3 Synthesizer
Dick Parry Saxophone
Barry St. John Background Vocals
Liza Strike Background Vocals
Clare Torry Vocals
Technical Credits
Roger Waters Composer, Tape Effects
Nick Mason Composer, Tape Effects
Richard Wright Composer
Pink Floyd Producer, Audio Production
David Gilmour Composer
Alan Parsons Engineer
Storm Thorgerson Cover Design
George Hardie Illustrations
Chris Craske Photogram
David Sinclair Liner Notes
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among the best music ever created

    I’m 63 years old and thought Pink Floyd was just another “psychedelic” band when they first became popular in the `60s - so, I never listened to them. But, one night a friend turned down the lights, lit some incense and put on a 33 LP of “Dark Side of the Moon.” My perception of music changed completely that night. I remember saying to myself, “Who the hell are these guys? And what are they hearing in their heads that enables them to write music like this?” To this day I haven’t figured out what Waters, Gilmore, Mason and Wright “know” about music that’s so different from anyone else, but DSTM is no fluke...album after album Pink Floyd consistently writes/performs music unlike any other! It’s dark and brooding, yet seems somehow to help hope flower out of despair. DSTM is surely a seminal piece of work but not the only Floyd work worth listening to. I don’t care for “Money” (it’s a jarring intrusion into the mood of the rest of the album) but I was awed by Clare Torry’s amazing vocal on “The Great Gig in the Sky.” I’ve heard it sung by many other performers in concert, but none has been able to equal Torry’s flawless delivery and passion on the recording. No other music touches you like that of Pink Floyd, post DSTM. The group uniquely knows how to create music that touches a very deep, primal place in a person, grabs hold and doesn’t let go. “Comfortably Numb” from The Wall is a perfect example of this, especially the instrumental segment that ends the song. Another example: the five selections (from “Yet Another Movie” thru “Sorrow”) that are the second half of “A Momentary Lapse of Reason.” This incredible music taps into something so fundamental that it seems in perfect sychronicity with our deepest bodily rythmns. And I’ve never felt that with any other music, not even classical. Another rare and extraordinary talent of the Floyd: they allow you to become totally immersed in their music. Gilmore and Waters have never worried about adhering to a 3-1/2 minute time limit so their songs would fit into the rigid structure of today’s radio programming. Take the awesome, unhurried introduction of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” on “Wish You Were Here”: Numerous times you think the instrumental introduction is about to end and the vocal begin as it swings through fully 5 different styles and melodies before the first word is sung...8 minutes and 43 seconds after the song begins! By then you’ve been sucked in totally and are immune to anything but the music. The only other musician I know that honors his listeners so is Vangelis Pappathanasiou of “Chariots of Fire” fame (listen to his soundtrack for the Japanese movie “Antarctica”). David Gilmore is arguably the best guitar player of the 20th century and a peerless songwriter, as well. And Roger Waters is a true genius. Witness what Waters did as a member of Pink Floyd (his bass licks provided a brooding sonic foundation that is an essential element of the Floyd sound), and then listen to what he’s produced on his own. “Amused To Death” is one of the great, terribly underrated musical statements of all time. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Thanks Roger, David, Nick and Richard. Through your unique genius you have given the world a gift that will enrich the lives of people for centuries to come. I’m just glad I wasn’t born before you guys came along. Namaste.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Floyd Rules!!!!

    This Album is amazing! It Belongs in the realm of "Zeppelin II", The Stones "Sticky Fingers", Sabbath's "Paranoid" and The Beatles "Abby Road" true rock lives on in this album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Insane for years....

    This album is one of the most incredible records ever made, it manages to blend many styles yet still seems connected.

    Its one of those albums that has left a truly profound impact on the music
    industry, it was in the billboard top 200 for 14 years.

    This is a classic of rock n roll, you should listen to this even if you dont like rock.

    Nothing short of a masterpiece.

    If you have just started listening to rock you owe yourself a listen, or even if you have been avoiding because of the hype, you should listen.

    You will not regret it, I am a teenager thats been listening for a couple of years now, I dont get money very often so I try to spend it well.

    And believe me I did - CM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He loved it!!!

    I bought this for my husband and he loved it, it's sound is amazing. Warm and smooth feel to the music, much better then the cd.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome re-birth of vinyl

    Incredible that vinyl can't die

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the all time best albums

    If the elevator to hell plays Muzak, it will probably be playing Pink Floyd. If you're not familiar with Dark Side of The Moon, then you're probably just now learning about Rock and Roll (or not a fan of Rock and Roll). This album is not a dance record but a recording that's meant to be Listened to (or at least meant to be played in the background while you discuss politics or religion). One of the most interesting albums ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning...

    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is perhaps the greatest rock and roll album of all time. The musical composition is incredible and the lyrics poetically written. Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for anyone interested in music. It blends elements of Jazz, Classical, Folk, and Gospel all into an astounding Rock and Roll extravaganza that will leave you blown away. Dark Side of the Moon is an incredible piece of history. It marked the beginning of a new era in music and inspired many great bands and musicians. Even if you do not like Rock and Roll, you need to hear this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Hippies at Climax (no pun intended)

    I think I am probably the only consumer who listened to this album without smoking reefer to the end of the roach. To those who are experimenting out there, this album is mind-expansive without the dope. I love the anger but without the social isolationism that you see on other Floyd records. "Money" is full of Everyman and populist rage and "Us and Them" is a moral lesson, one with audacious implications in this age. Just listen, pot heads. Syd Barrett would be proud if he didn't live in his house like a rat. I wish you were here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Did You Know? - Hidden Secret in Eclipse

    LISTEN UP! At the end of this fabulous album during "Eclipse" right after Gerry Driscoll, the doorman for Abby Roads Studios, says "There is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark" An orchestral version of the Beatles' song "Ticket to Ride" can be heard very very faintly. It only works if you play this part really loud or if you play it really loud in headphones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The album that put Floyd on the map

    What can I say about Dark Side? It's got anything that a hippie could ever want at that time, when the 60s were dead. The album is very soft at times, then picks up the pace afterwards. "Breathe" is a slow melody that teaches us to appreciate life as it is. "On the Run" takes us through the life of travel and the psychological toll that it takes on someone's life if excessive. "Time" has us learn that time itself is fleeting, with age. "Great Gig in the Sky" beautifully describes death in instrumental form. "Money" demonstrates the evils of material possessions and greed. "Us and Them" looks at the horrors of humanity and war. "Any Colour You Like" explains the journey during a drug-induced state of mind. "Brain Damage" exemplifies insanity, and "Eclipse" lets us know that everything we do is remembered or written down in a book, to say that we should all be positive and never do wrong. This is a highly enjoyable album and visual adventure. Any one who gets the chance, sync this with Wizard of Oz (start CD at MGM lion's third roar). Let the magic roll from there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Floydian Psychology

    I was never a huge fan of Pink Floyd until i went to one the the famous laser Floyd shows. I've been going every year since that first time, and loving the music more every time. The band has an interesting approach to music, combining great instrumentals, soaring vocals, and jarring non-musical sounds. The band has consistently used sound effects on all of their albums- something you don't hear very often. Their lyrics on DSOTM are mostly about normal, everyday things, but somehow, they bring them into a new light. Awesome and refreshing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    milestone

    this is one of my milestone albums. it puts me in a state of mind that shuts all of the outer world out. it is outstanding in every sense. the guitar solo in TIME is great, and the keyboard that runs the length of the entire album is relaxing and hard hitting. It started my obsessing with pink floyd, im 15 years old

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pink floyd tops

    this is the ultimate pink floyd album, the wall is overrated, DSOTM is beauty and meaning in music. Every song is poetry mixed with musical ecstasy that bring joy, saddness, and thoughts. Wish You Were Here is also an amazing album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen to me

    The best way to listen to this album is NOT with The Wizard of Oz (which doesn't really line up anyway) or with Flash Gordon (something I've never heard before) but do it with Star Wars A New Hope. Begin the movie with Luke Skywalker in the cockpit of his X-Wing getting ready to lift off from Yavin, Obi-Wan says the Force will be with him. Start that scene with Dark Side of the Moon and sit back for a ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!

    I know I already made a review a few months ago, but I got to tell you a secret. You know how that one guy said that Flash Gordon lines up perfectly with this album? Well I know that The Wizard of Oz fits perfectly with this album also. Like around the beginning of the movie there is a tornado and Speak To Me fits perfectly with the ominous talking and sounds going around in the back ground. Also Speak to Me is the song that includes all the other sounds from all the songs. The tick-tocking from Time, the lady screaming from the song Great Gig In the Sky, the weird sound effects from On the Run and more. So those are some of the secrets about the album and this is like the BEST album ever and keep in my mind this album was in music charts for 24 years or 741 weeks in the USA, and 2 years in UK charts. Lets see some other band try to do that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Pink Floyd album ever made

    This is an awesome album. This is probably the only album that has every track being my favorite song. There is no bad song at all, you don't have to worry about burning certain songs because most likely you will love them all. If you are smart you would definetly buy this album. You must get it even if means you having to ask your mother over and over again for the money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    this is one of the best pink floyd albums ever recorded. every track rules/this is a must have for any pinkfloyd fan./also if ya pick up the dvd classic albums pink floyds dark side of the moon. you can find out how they did some of the effects for the album darkside is a winner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Most people don't know this but if you listen to this album while watching the movie Flash Gordon it is awesome!!!! The part where he gets into a fight lines up perfectly with the registers on the song 'money.' It is amazing that Pink Floyd would design an album around such a great movie. P.S. Listen to Nirvana Nevermind while watching Kangaroo Jack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Masterpiece

    When I was in high school I probably listened to this album 300 times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dark Side of The Moon... Just Amazing

    Just Brilliant. If you dont have this album, get it. I dont care if your not a Pink Flyod fan, this CD is amazing. I love every song.

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