The Dark Side of the Moon: PINK FLOYD

Australian album charts:
The Dark Side of the Moon entered the Kent album charts on 28 May 1973 and peaked at #2 two weeks later. The album initially remained in the Top 20 for well over a year but sales continued for the remainder of the ’70s. It appeared in the Kent album charts a total of 179 weeks.

Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Pink Floyd

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Live cuts below from Pulse, October 1994 at Earls Court, London

Track listing:
Speak to Me
On the Run
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage

A concept album, the themes of The Dark Side of the Moon explore conflict, greed, time, death, and mental illness. Snippets from interviews with the band’s road crew, as well as philosophical quotations, were also used. The sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson, following keyboardist Richard Wright’s request for a “simple and bold” design, representing the band’s lighting and the record’s themes.
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Rolling Stone – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon: 10 Things You Didn’t Know:
Recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios in various sessions from May 1972 through January 1973, the album’s cerebral soundscapes (exquisitely captured on tape by Abbey Road engineer Alan Parsons, and mixed with the help of veteran producer Chris Thomas) and heavy lyrical musings on the human condition inspired countless bong-fueled headphone listening sessions in darkened bedrooms, but its songs also sounded great on FM (and even AM) radio.
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Louder – Classic Rock:
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon remains far and away the most successful concept album ever made. Its 45 million claimed sales dwarf all other contenders as well as later Pink Floyd albums including Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall – which many fans might argue are better concept albums. But the rest of the world does not agree.
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