Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973/1984)

Art, Prog, Psychedelic, Classic Rock | Harvest/EMI Records Ltd. #CDP 7 46001 2
MP3 CBR 320 KBPS / 103 Mb / Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 78 Mb

01a. Speak To Me [01:10]
01b. Breathe In The Air [2:47]
02. On The Run [03:32]
03. Time; Breathe Reprise [07:06]
04. The Great Gig In The Sky [04:48]
05. Money [06:24]
06. Us And Them [07:49]
07. Any Colour You Like [03:26]
08. Brain Damage [03:51]
09. Eclipse [02:07]

By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren’t that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd’s slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It’s dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one.

~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

Originally released in 1973 on LP.

℗ 1973 Original Sound Recording made by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1973 EMI Records Ltd.

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London between June 1972 and January 1973.

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