Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon

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by Pink Floyd
     
 

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No one was ready for Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1973, the album signaled that the '60s were over for good, and that rock's search for mind expansion was moribund in the face of ever more intellectualized progressive rock (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), ever more arch art rock (Roxy Music)See more details below

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No one was ready for Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1973, the album signaled that the '60s were over for good, and that rock's search for mind expansion was moribund in the face of ever more intellectualized progressive rock (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), ever more arch art rock (Roxy Music), and ever more sensitive singer-songwriters (Jackson Browne). Into this breach stepped a veteran '60s band, whose one-time leader, Syd Barrett, had disappeared into a psychedelic haze some years before. DSOTM was Pink Floyd redux, largely under the decisive ascension of Roger Waters as the group's leading creative force. While the record was more of a team effort than later Floyd works, it put into play many of Waters's cognitive concerns: personal anomie, social frigidity, and facelessness. But unlike those later albums, Dark Side burns with hope and the sound of humanity. Maybe it's the spaciousness of the production (few groups have ever achieved the Floyd's reverberating vivacity) or the grounding touches (those massive Hammond swells, that saxophone). But there's also a hint of optimism in the band's everyman vocals, from the outraged consumer in "Money" to the beatific promise inherent in the closing suite of "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2008
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724382975229
catalogNumber:
829752

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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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