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Hipgnosis had designed several of the band's previous albums, with controversial results; EMI had reacted with confusion when faced with the cover designs for Atom Heart Mother and Obscured by Clouds, as they had expected to see traditional designs which included lettering and words. [nb 2] They then performed in Japan and returned to France in March to complete work on the film. The band elected not to use Parsons' quadraphonic mix (done shortly after the original release), and instead had engineer James Guthrie create a new 5.1 channel surround sound mix on the SACD format. At The Stadium 1973 is the second Pink Floyd release on the general Screamer label and is sourced from the master tape recently posted online.  The album had been given the provisional title of Dark Side of the Moon (an allusion to lunacy, rather than astronomy). The album was promoted with two singles: "Money" and "Us and Them".  "Speak to Me" and "Breathe" together stress the mundane and futile elements of life that accompany the ever-present threat of madness, and the importance of living one's own life – "Don't be afraid to care". , As the quadraphonic mix of the album was not then complete, the band (with the exception of Wright) boycotted the press reception held at the London Planetarium on 27 February. He was also present for the recording of "The Great Gig in the Sky" (although Parsons was responsible for hiring Torry). The cover design was again by Storm Thorgerson, the designer of the original 1973 cover. It was a creative time.  The band had explored a similar idea with 1969's The Man and The Journey. , Based on such rankings, the aggregate website Acclaimed Music lists The Dark Side of the Moon as the 21st most acclaimed album in history, the seventh most acclaimed of the 1970s, and number one of albums from 1973. Any time will do: I don't mind. " The following tour was praised by the public. 4:42. It was a very creative atmosphere. , The original quadraphonic mix,[nb 9] created by Alan Parsons, was commissioned by EMI but never endorsed by Pink Floyd, as Parsons was disappointed with his mix.  "Time" examines the manner in which its passage can control one's life and offers a stark warning to those who remain focused on mundane aspects; it is followed by a retreat into solitude and withdrawal in "Breathe (Reprise)". The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records.Primarily developed during live performances, the band premiered an early version of the record several months before recording began. After a series of dates in North America, the band flew to London to begin recording, from 24 May to 25 June. Their spring tour was played in theaters, but this tape captures the band right at the beginning of their arena rock era after Dark Side Of The Moon hit number one.The tape is very good for its age. This heartbeat is most prominent as the intro and the outro to the album, but it can also be heard sporadically on "Time" and "On the Run". Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon 1973 - (13 min CUT) dm_51ddb62bda7ba. In the 2003 Classic Albums documentary The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon, Waters attributed this to the fact that their voices sounded extremely similar. Mason created a rough version of "Speak to Me" at his home, before completing it in the studio. Speak To Me 02. And this one was clear and concise. [nb 4] A two-sided white label promotional version of the single, with mono and stereo mixes, was sent to radio stations.  It has continued to sporadically appear on the Billboard 200 since then, with the total at 957 weeks on the chart as of January 2021.  The cover image was created by a team of designers including Storm Thorgerson.  In 2000, The Squirrels released The Not So Bright Side of the Moon, which features a cover of the entire album.  Some of the profits were invested in the production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  At times the degree of sonic experimentation on the album required the engineers and band to operate the mixing console's faders simultaneously, to mix down the intricately assembled multitrack recordings of several of the songs (particularly "On the Run").  The design was inspired by a photograph of a prism with a colour beam projected through it that Thorgerson had found in a photography book. Pink Floyd - Speak To Me, Earl's Court, 19/05/1973.  In 2014, readers of Rhythm voted it the seventh most influential progressive drumming album. And at that point I thought to myself, "Wow, this is a pretty complete piece of work", and I had every confidence that people would respond to it..  Upon a change in methodology in 2009 allowing catalogue titles to be included in the Billboard 200, The Dark Side of the Moon returned to the chart at number 189 on 12 December of that year for its 742nd charting week. Thomas's background was in music, rather than engineering. Topics pink floyd, 1970, hannover, roio, careful with that axe, david gilmour, rick wright.  In Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau found its lyrical ideas clichéd and its music pretentious, but called it a "kitsch masterpiece" that can be charming with highlights such as taped speech fragments, Parry's saxophone, and studio effects which enhance Gilmour's guitar solos. " Derek Jewell of The Sunday Times wrote "The ambition of the Floyd's artistic intention is now vast.  Roger "The Hat" Manifold proved difficult to find, and was the only contributor recorded in a conventional sit-down interview, as by then the flashcards had been mislaid. Brain Damage 10. , The Dark Side of the Moon became one of the best-selling albums of all time and is in the top 25 of a list of best-selling albums in the United States. Questions such as "When was the last time you were violent? The record builds on ideas explored in Pink Floyd's earlier recordings and performances, while omitting the extended instrumentals that characterised their earlier work. "All the music before had not had any great lyrical point to it.  "On a slow week" between 8,000 and 9,000 copies are sold, and a total of 400,000 were sold in 2002, making it the 200th-best-selling album of that year – nearly three decades after its initial release.  The image is a photograph of a custom-made stained glass window, built to match the exact dimensions and proportions of the original prism design.  It was voted number 9 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums 3rd Edition (2000). 5th UK Tour (2nd part) Date Title Label Venue Source Sound 1973-01-07 Ascension In The …  Gilmour has, however, disputed this claim; in an interview in 2003 he said: "We would sometimes watch them but when we were on a roll, we would get on. , Pink Floyd's lengthy tour through Europe and North America gave them the opportunity to make continual improvements to the scale and quality of their performances. Lineage: Sony C-90CR Chrome Cassette > *Technics RS-B965-M > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Audacity 1.3 > FLAC (24bit/96kHz) 13 October 1973.  The band rehearsed at a warehouse in London owned by the Rolling Stones, and then at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, London. Meanwhile, disenchanted with Capitol, the band and manager O'Rourke had been quietly negotiating a new contract with CBS president Clive Davis, on Columbia Records. 8:23. [nb 3], The sound effects on "Money" were created by splicing together Waters' recordings of clinking coins, tearing paper, a ringing cash register, and a clicking adding machine, which were used to create a 7-beat effects loop (later adapted to four tracks to create a "walk around the room" effect in quadraphonic presentations of the album). ", Generally, all four members agreed that Waters' album concept unified by a single theme was a good idea. The design represents three elements: the band's stage lighting, the album lyrics, and Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design. I think that when it was finished, everyone thought it was the best thing we'd ever done to date, and everyone was very pleased with it, but there's no way that anyone felt it was five times as good as. Broadcast your events with reliable, high-quality live streaming. Get the Pink Floyd Setlist of the concert at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI, USA on March 19, 1973 from the Dark Side of the Moon Tour and other Pink Floyd Setlists for free on setlist.fm! For The Dark Side of the Moon, Richard Wright instructed them to come up with something "smarter, neater – more classy". Waters' idea was for an album that dealt with things that "make people mad", focusing on the pressures faced by the band during their arduous lifestyle, and dealing with the apparent mental problems suffered by former band member Syd Barrett. All post-2005 pressings including "The Great Gig in the Sky" credit both Wright and Torry for the song, as per her successful court challenge. [nb 1], Dark Side of the Moon: A Piece for Assorted Lunatics, as it was then known, was performed in the presence of an assembled press on 17 February 1972 – more than a year before its release – at the Rainbow Theatre, and was critically acclaimed. This was subsequently withdrawn; the replacement was sent to radio stations with a note advising disc jockeys to dispose of the first uncensored copy.  For her contribution she was paid £30, equivalent to about £400 in 2021. , The Dark Side of the Moon frequently appears on professional rankings of the greatest albums. The group employed multitrack recording, tape loops, and analogue synthesisers, including experimentation with the EMS VCS 3 and a Synthi A. "Money" became the most commercially successful track, and has been covered by several acts. ", In 1979, The Dark Side of the Moon was released as a remastered LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, and in April 1988 on their "Ultradisc" gold CD format. It felt like the whole band were working together. , "The combination of words and music hit a peak," explained Gilmour. The track serves as an overture and contains cross-fades of elements from other pieces on the album. The Great Gig In The Sky 06. Waters had created effects loops from recordings of various money-related objects, including coins thrown into a mixing bowl taken from his wife's pottery studio; these were rerecorded to take advantage of the band's decision to record a quadraphonic mix of the album (Parsons has since expressed dissatisfaction with the result of this mix, attributed to a lack of time and the paucity of available multi-track tape recorders). They had similarities, in that both album's cover and internal artwork eschew pictures of the bands in favor of "inscrutable iconography without any tangible meaning (which always seemed to give the music packaged inside more meaning)".  The album's cover has also been lauded by critics and listeners alike, with VH1 proclaiming it the fourth greatest in history. , The Dark Side of the Moon was released first in the US on 1 March 1973, and then in the UK on 16 March. 13 October 1973.  The guests were, instead, presented with a quartet of life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the band, and the stereo mix of the album was presented through a poor-quality public address system. Pink Floyd - Munich 1973 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany – October 12th, 1973 Pink Floyd - Munich 1973 - Sirene 4CD Sound : Audience (Discs 1 & 2) Sound : Audience (Discs 3 & 4) (Remastered ) Art/Packaging : Fatpack Jewelcase Collection : Recommended 3.5 Summary Very good sounding audience recording from the tail end of […] The recordings were initially created as a quadraphonic test by Parsons, who recorded each timepiece at an antique clock shop. Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria. " Although the truth remains unclear, Thomas's intervention resulted in a welcome compromise between Waters and Gilmour, leaving both entirely satisfied with the end product.  The group Voices on the Dark Side released the album Dark Side of the Moon a Cappella, a complete a cappella version of the album.  Work on the album was interrupted in late February when the band travelled to France and recorded music for French director Barbet Schroeder's film La Vallée. Pink Floyd -Los Angeles 1975 4th Night: Mike Millard Original Master Tapes . With David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason. There was definitely a feeling that the words were going to be very clear and specific. A foursome of female vocalists was assembled to sing on "Brain Damage", "Eclipse" and "Time", and saxophonist Dick Parry was booked to play on "Us and Them" and "Money". The band explained the concept behind the album, but were unable to tell her exactly what she should do. The album's release is often seen as a pivotal point in the history of rock music, and comparisons are sometimes made with Radiohead's 1997 album OK Computer, including a premise explored by Ben Schleifer in 'Speak to Me': The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (2006) that the two albums share a theme that "the creative individual loses the ability to function in the [modern] world". , Dark Side of the Rainbow and Dark Side of Oz are two names commonly used in reference to rumours (circulated on the Internet since at least 1994) that The Dark Side of the Moon was written as a soundtrack for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. , The success of the album brought wealth to all four members of the band; Richard Wright and Roger Waters bought large country houses, and Nick Mason became a collector of upmarket cars. Although Waters and Gilmour have on occasion downplayed his contribution to the success of the album, Mason has praised his role. You know when you've done something, certainly if you create a piece of music, you then hear it with fresh ears when you play it for somebody else. During recording sessions, Waters recruited both the staff and the temporary occupants of the studio to answer a series of questions printed on flashcards. The album reached the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart's number one spot on 28 April 1973, and was so successful that the band returned two months later for another tour.  The spectrum of light continues through to the gatefold – an idea that Waters came up with. "Brain Damage" looks at a mental illness resulting from the elevation of fame and success above the needs of the self; in particular, the line "and if the band you're in starts playing different tunes" reflects the mental breakdown of former bandmate Syd Barrett. In 2013, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Lineage: 2nd gen Maxell XLII 100 (1996-97 type) and XLII-S 90 (1992-96 type) cassettes > Technics RS-B565 > Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 > Reaper v4.76 > FLAC (16bit/44.1kHz) , Much of the album's early American success is attributed to the efforts of Pink Floyd's US record company, Capitol Records. Band: Pink Floyd Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon Year: 1973 Remastered: 2016 Country: England FLAC Format: 16 Bits / 44.1 KHz (CD lossless) MP3 Format: 320 kbps 01. The cover was also right. She had worked on pop material and numerous cover albums, and after hearing one of those albums Parsons invited her to the studio to sing on Wright's composition "The Great Gig in the Sky". , Perhaps the most notable responses "I am not frightened of dying.  In an interview for Rolling Stone, guitarist David Gilmour said: "I think we all thought – and Roger definitely thought – that a lot of the lyrics that we had been using were a little too indirect. The music was easier to absorb and having girls singing away added a commercial touch that none of our records had. They also purchased extra equipment, which included new speakers, a PA system, a 28-track mixing desk with a four channel quadraphonic output, and a custom-built lighting rig. 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