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Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon

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Matthew Longfellow

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Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Classic Album is the creative story behind the masterpiece: "Dark Side Of The Moon". "Dark Side Of The Moon" transformed Pink Floyd from art house favorites to global, stadium superstars. Prior to 1973, Pink Floyd maintained a relentless gigging schedule and by the time they came to record "Dark Side Of The Moon" had already created many of the basic tracks. "Dark Side Of The Moon" would be the first Pink Floyd (post Syd Barrett) album where Roger Waters would supply all the lyrics around a concept: The Circle of Life. With the timeless qualities of its production and musicality, allied to the hypnotic evocation of its central themes - alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death, "Dark Side Of The Moon" would become the album that would dominate the 70's and 80's (with a record number of 741 consecutive weeks in the Billboard 200). This program takes an in depth look at the making of the 1973 album. All four members of the band Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are featured in exclusive interviews. Roger, David and Richard play songs and demonstrate themes from the album. Alan Parsons (the original engineer) takes you through the multi track tapes giving a unique insight into the musical fabric of the record and the program is illustrated throughout with archive footage. "Dark Side Of The Moon" with its combination of great songs, inventive effects and one of the best known sleeves ever, tapped into the world's collective subconscious and became a landmark in Rock history and a truly Classic Album. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Classic Album is the creative story behind the masterpiece: "Dark Side Of The Moon".

Customer Reviews

Worth every penny

This was one of the earlier classic albums episodes, with good reason.
It really is phenomenal. The album is done sequentially, and brings all the tremendous insight and candor that makes the classic albums series so tremendous in general (see Aja, Graceland, Joshua...)
Best 10 bucks you'll ever spend. The essential companion piece to the greatest album of all time.

A Must Buy

perfectly executed, a must have for all Floyd fans.


I had purchased the Deluxe Experience Version of The Dark Side of the Moon and was worried the 25min documentary would basically relate the important bits of this 50min documentary. Although the first 1-2mins appear to be identical the rest of this movie was definitely worth the 10$ for a Pink Floyd fan. The documentary focuses on specific songs and choses to go into depth with these songs instead of covering the full album. Absolutely recommend.