The Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon

Music CD - 2011
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Publisher: [S.l.] : Capitol, [2011]
Edition: Experience ed
Branch Call Number: CD Classic Rock Pink
Characteristics: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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stlblues2016
May 31, 2017

Fantastic album with great songs. Lot of people don't know that if you play this album with the 40th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz you will be amazed. How in the world did this happen. I've tried it and believe me it works. It go's along with the movie. Awesome!.

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Maoisdead
Apr 21, 2017

Classic album, one of Pink Floyd's finest

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 17, 2017

GOOD 2010 remake of 1973 Pink Floyd album. Some interesting additions, but overall for me doesn't reach the, um, heights of original.

daniellevk_0 Feb 13, 2017

This is a great album. I love the sound effects they put in the songs such as for the song money where they added the sound of change and made it one with the beat. The vocals are great too. Awesome classic rock band.

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XGirl
Jan 22, 2017

Well, darlings - I do like this one album from Pink Floyd. It's very psychedelic.

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ManMachine
Dec 03, 2015

(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "All you touch.... And all you see.... Is all your life will ever be."

And now, 42 years after its initial, 1973 release - What could I possibly say about Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" that hasn't already been said about a 1000 times before?

With its lyrics containing themes that pertain to the likes of conflict, greed, death and mental illness, this phenomenally popular album of Pink Floyd's has not only sold over 50 million copies (worldwide), making it one of the best selling records of all time, but it also remained on Billboard's record chart for 14 years, straight.

To say that this one album, alone, made the members of Pink Floyd very-very rich, indeed, would truly be an understatement. I mean, it, literally, catapulted these British blokes into mega-stardom, overnight. And, that's no exaggeration.

(*Additional lyrics excerpt*) - "For long you live and high you fly.... But only if you ride the tide..... And balanced on the biggest wave.... You race toward an early grave."

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1seak
Aug 16, 2015

One of my all-time favorites, the whole sound is sometimes better than others, including "The Wall"! "The Dark Side of the Moon" is more depressive and even thought-provoking than its successors, but its an instant classic.

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Matt_07_1998
Jul 13, 2015

Pink Floyd is an English psychedelic rock group who formed in the late 60s in London. Pink Floyd consisted of band members Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. In 1973 Pink Floyd went on to deliver their most successful as well as one of music's most successful albums in history, "Dark Side of The Moon" (or DSOTM for short). DSOTM debuted on the billboard top 100 list at number 95 and remained on the list for an incredible 741 consecutive weeks (which is just over 14 years). DSOTM has sold over 50 million copies world-wide. There is a statistic out there that says that In the United States alone, one out 14 people under the age of fifty own or have owned a copy of DSOTM. Before the group had even started recording the album they toured throughout London testing the waters for the material that would ultimately end up on the final product of DSOTM while making changes and any needed improvements along the way. In 1972 a group by the name of "Medicine head" had released a project titled "Dark Side of the Moon" beating Pink Floyd to the name. Luckily for Floyd, that album bombed commercially allowing them to rename their album from the working title "Eclipse" (A Piece For Assorted Lunatics) back to the name we all know now ("Eclipse" is also the 10th and final track on the album). Much like the Beatles did with their appropriately named album "Abbey Road", Pink Floyd had two recording sessions for DSOTM at the famous Abbey Road studios. Although I (am embarrassed to admit this but I) just recently discovered DSOTM I found it to be my favourite album of all time. It has easily had the most amount of time in my stereo system as well as on my phone I have at time had it on repeat for literally no less than 5 times in one sitting (I would be occupied with other stuff most of the time but regardless I never get tired of the album). With every listen I feel something with this album that I've never quite experienced with anything else before however I cannot put my thumb on it nor can I really explain it. DSOTM is a very intelligent album and in order to fully understand and appreciate this project for what it is without just listening to it because it sounds good or thinking "It's just a bunch of random things happening" you must listen to it with an open mind and some decent amount of knowledge of philosophy, what life is really about and the obsession and extreme focus the mainstream media puts on materialism which has made most people today obsessed with it. On a side note many people have experimented and claim that when Dark Side of the Moon is played at the exact same time as certain movies such as "The Matrix" just to name one out of the many, the album almost exactly dictates what happens in the movie(s). I cannot express how much I love and appreciate this album (and I'm a nineties kid who discovered a majority of good music on my own). I could not and even if given the chance would not make any changes to this album. I feel as though it is perfection on vinyl/CD with a length of about 40 minutes. I rate Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon a perfect 10/10!

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Derringer
Mar 12, 2015

Released in 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon (TDSOTM, for short) would be the 8th studio album from British, progressive rockers, Pink Floyd.

TDSOTM is considered by many to be one of the greatest rock albums of all time. It has gone platinum 15 times and upon its initial release remained on Billboard's album chart for 741 solid weeks.

Since its release, TDSOTM has played, significantly, on the direction of modern-day music. With each side of the album beginning and ending with a heartbeat, TDSOTM's thematic lyrics (written by Roger Waters) explore different aspects of the human experience, from empathy, to solitude, to consumerism, to mental illness.

Now more than forty years old, this gem of yesteryear contains ten tracks. Three of my favourites are Breathe, Time, and Us & Them.

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hoacornell
Feb 20, 2015

"Dark Side of the Moon" can not receive too much attention. Made over 42 years ago at Abbey Road Studios, it still sounds like a rock and roll masterpiece of music. My favorite cuts are "Time" and "Money". Who can forget the cash register ringing over and over? "Dark Side of the Moon" spent 7411 weeks on the Billboards charts. It is truly an amazing record that is timeless as a musical experience!

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