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The Dark Side Of The Moon

CoverPink Floyd milestone album - released: March 1973.

Dark Side of The Moon - 30 years anniversary editionDark Side of The Moon has been rereleased in digital surround on SACD on March 25th, 2003 (24th in Europe). The Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) recording offers high-resolution sound and is playable on both standard CD players and SACD-compatible devices.

The remastered 'Dark Side..' will also be rereleased on vinyl. The releases are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's most popular album. The new release also features a newly artworked prism, created by original sleeve artist and renowned designer, Storm Thorgerson.

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Original LP:
LP:
Quadraphonic version:
Picture Disc, pyramid:
Picture Disc, prism (USA):
CD:
20. Anniversary Edition (CD)
Digitally Remastered Sept. 1992:
Minidisc

30. Ann.Edition (SACD)
SACD March. 2003
Vinyl, March 2003

Harvest SHVL 804
EMI 8 29752 2
Harvest Q4 SHVL 804
Harvest SHVLP 804
Capitol SEAX 11902
EMI CDP 7 460012

CD EMI 0777 7 81479 2 3
EMI 8 29752 8

 

Tracklist

Speak To Me
Breathe
On the Run
Time / Breathe (reprise)
The Great Gig In the Sky
Money
Us And Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse

1.16
2.44
3.32
7.06
4.44
6.32
7.40
3.25
3.50
2.04

'Dark Side Of The Moon' was on the American TOP-200 in 724 weeks. April 23rd 1988 the album finally left the chart after almost 14 years. In United States the album has been sold in more than 10 millions.

Se also Pink Floyd Books: 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and the 2003 DVD-documentary on the making of the classic album.

Sleeve notes

Pink Floyd

David Gilmour: Vocals, Guitars, VCS3
Nick Mason: Percussion, Tape Effects
Richard Wright: Keyboards, Vocals, VCS3
Roger Waters: Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3, Tape Effects

Produced by Pink Floyd
Recorded in Abbey Road Studios, London
between June 1972 and January 1973

Engineer: Alan Parsons
Assistant: Peter James
Mixing Supervised by Chris Thomas

Saxophone on Us And Them and Money: Dick Parry

Vocals on The Great Gig In The Sky: Clare Torry
Backing Vocals: Doris Troy, Leslie Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St John

Sleeve Design by Hipgnosis
Sleeve Art by George Hardie N.T.A.
Photography by Hipgnosis
Stickers Art by George Hardie N.T.A.

20. Anniversary Edition (1992)

Remastering supervised by James Guthrie
Digitally remastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, LA
Sleeve and photogram design by Storm Thorgerson & Stylorouge
Prism photography by Tony May & Storm Thorgerson
Live photographs by Jill Furmanovsky & Hipgnosis
Pyramid photographs by Hipgnosis
Photogrammer and speaker photographs by Chris Craske
3D-prism created at Tapestry

The remastered version was first released as limited CD-box with booklet and postcards. The same master was used for the 'normal' reissue CD and minidisc.


SPEAK TO ME

Pink Floyd 1973

Music: Mason

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
Live in Gdansk

Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon
Live 8
Remember that night

(Instrumental)


BREATHE

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Waters, Gilmour, Wright
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
Live in Gdansk

Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon
Live 8
Remember that night

Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care
Leave but don't leave me
Look around, choose your own ground
For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

Run Rabbit run
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave


ON THE RUN

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Gilmour, Waters

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Shine On
Pulse

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Earls Court
Pulse
Dark Side Of the Moon

(Instrumental)


TIME (+ Breathe reprise)

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour
Vocals by: Gilmour, Wright

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Delicate Sound of Thunder
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
Echoes
Live in Gdansk
A Foot in The Door

Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pink Floyd Live In Venice
Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon
Remember that night

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun,
but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to nought,
or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the fields
The tolling of an iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells


THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

Pink Floyd 1973

Music: Wright
Vocals by: Clare Torry

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Shine On
Pulse
Echoes
A Foot in The Door

Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Pink Floyd Live In Venice
Knebworth
Earls Court
Pulse
Dark Side Of the Moon

In live perfomances before Clare Torry came to the studio and improvised her vocal, the instrumental piece between Time/Breathe reprise and Money was called 'The Mortality Sequence' or 'Variation'.


MONEY

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Gilmour

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
A Collection Of Great Dance Songs
Money (single, 1981)
Delicate Sound of Thunder
The Tide Is Turning (single, 1987)
Sunset Strip (single 1987)
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
Echoes
A Foot in The Door

Pink Floyd Live In Venice
Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon
Live 8

Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and you're O.K.
Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and
make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I´ll buy me a football team

Money, get back
I'm all right Jack, keep your hands off my stack.
Money, it's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet

Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise, it's no surprise
that they're giving none away


US AND THEM

Pink Floyd 1973 (1969)

Lyrics: Waters
Music: Waters, Wright
Vocals by: Gilmour, Wright

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Shine On
Pulse
Echoes

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Delicate Sound Of Thunder
Earls Court
Pulse
Dark Side Of the Moon

The song was originally composed for the film 'Zabriskie Point' - but was not used. See also The Violent Sequence.

Us and them
And after all we're only ordinary men
Me and you
God only knows it's not what we would choose to do

Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died
The General sat, and the lines on the map
moved from side to side

Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and down
And in the end it's only round and round
And round

Haven't you heard it's a battle of words
the poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There's room for you inside

Down and out
It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about
With, without
And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about

Out of the way, it's a busy day
I've got things on my mind
For want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died


ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE

Pink Floyd 1973

Music: Gilmour, Mason, Wright

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Shine On
Pulse

Earls Court
Pulse
Dark Side Of the Moon

(Instrumental)


BRAIN DAMAGE

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Waters

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Works
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
A Foot in The Door

Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii
Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon

The lunatic is on the grass
The lunatic is on the grass
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs
Got to keep the loonies on the path

The lunatic is in the hall
The lunatics are in my hall
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the Dark Side Of The Moon

The lunatic is in my head
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.

And if the clouds bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the Dark Side Of The Moon .


ECLIPSE

Pink Floyd 1973

Lyrics/Music: Waters
Vocals by: Waters

Albums:

Film/Video:

Dark Side Of The Moon
Works
Shine On
Pulse
In The Flesh
A Foot in The Door

Earls Court
Pulse
In The Flesh
Dark Side Of the Moon

All that you touch
And all that you see
All that you taste
All you feel
And all that you love
And all that you hate
All you Distrust
All you save
And all that you give
And all that you deal
And all that you buy
beg, borrow or steal
And all you create
And all you destroy
And all that you do
And all that you say
And all that you eat
And everyone you meet
And all that you slight
And everyone you fight
And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.


Lyrics Copyright: Roger Waters - World Copyrights Ltd. 1973

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