The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd – 1973


Album The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
Album The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd

The Dark Side of the Moon is a concept album by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in 1973.

It explores themes such as conflict, greed, time, death, and madness through the use of musical experimentation and sound effects. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, with the help of engineer Alan Parsons and producer Roger Waters. The album features guest vocals by Clare Torry on “The Great Gig in the Sky”, and spoken word segments by various people, including the band’s road crew, staff members, and acquaintances. The album’s iconic cover art, designed by Storm Thorgerson, depicts a prism refracting white light into a rainbow spectrum, symbolizing the band’s stage lighting and the diversity of the music.

The Dark Side of the Moon is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, and has sold over 45 million copies worldwide. It spent 937 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the longest-charting album in history. It also received critical acclaim and won a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album has influenced many artists and genres, and has been covered, parodied, and sampled by numerous musicians. It is also considered a cultural phenomenon, with various interpretations and connections to popular culture, such as the alleged synchronization with the film The Wizard of Oz, known as “Dark Side of the Rainbow”.

The Dark Side of the Moon” is a groundbreaking and timeless album that transcends genres and generations. It’s a must-listen for anyone wanting to experience the power and depth of rock music.

The album The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd features the following personnel who play various instruments and vocals:

– Roger Waters : bass guitar, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects
– David Gilmour : guitars, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects
– Nick Mason : drums, percussion, tape effects
– Richard Wright : keyboards, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer

Additionally, the album includes contributions from session musicians and vocalists such as:

– Clare Torry : vocals on The Great Gig in the Sky
– Dick Parry : saxophone on Money and Us and Them
– Lesley Duncan , Barry St. John , Liza Strike , Doris Troy : backing vocals

The album was produced by Pink Floyd and engineered by Alan Parsons.

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