‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Gets Stand-Alone Remaster Editions

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The Dark Side remaster package

Pink Floyd have released a stand-alone edition of the newly remastered The Dark Side Of the Moon on CD, LP and Blu-ray. These versions arrived on October 13, 2023, via Legacy Recordings. First released as part of The Dark Side Of the Moon 50th Anniversary box set, this is the first time that the new remaster of the classic album are available on its own. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos and a 5.1 Surround mix as well as the remastered Stereo version. The package for the Dark Side remaster comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

Pink Floyd‘s classic album was originally released in 1973 and is considered one of the most iconic and influential of all time, with worldwide sales of over 50 million copies. The famous sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie.

Also part of the album’s 50th anniversary celebration is Dark Side Of the Moon: A Visual History. The Super Deluxe package includes the complete recording history of the album, documentation of all the live performances of the album by the band, previously unpublished photos and illustrations as well as facsimile memorabilia including photos, programs, handbills and passes. This set also contains: Signed and Numbered certificate by the one of the world leading Floyd authorities and author Glenn Povey, reproduction of memorabilia, photos, posters from the era, and a CD of interviews with band recorded in the day.

The first interview is from 1972, where the band discusses been on the road, the Live at Pompeii film, the band are very relaxed and laughing. Rick Wright says at one point, “We understand each other very well. We are very tolerant of each other.” Nick Mason says, “We are all from the British aristocracy with the exception of David Gilmour…” A second longer interview is over 30 minutes long with Wright, where he discusses touring and looking back at the album, the band’s inner workings on how they write and play together, solo albums, along with living in the English countryside. It’s available to order in the U.S. and the U.K. and via the links below.

The credits for the original as well as the reissue of the Dark Side remaster are below the Amazon links.

Related: Roger Waters has released his own re-recording of the album

The Dark Side Of the Moon Tracklisting and Credits
1. Speak To Me (Nick Mason)
2. Breathe (In The Air) (Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright)
3. On The Run (David Gilmour, Roger Waters)
4. Time (David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason)
5. The Great Gig In The Sky (Richard Wright – Vocal composition by Clare Torry)
6. Money (Roger Waters)
7. Us And Them (Roger Waters, Richard Wright)
8. Any Colour You Like (David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright)
9. Brain Damage (Roger Waters)
10. Eclipse (Roger Waters)

DAVID GILMOUR Vocals, Guitars, VCS3
NICK MASON Percussion, Tape Effects
ROGER WATERS Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3, Tape Effects
RICHARD WRIGHT Keyboards, Vocals, VCS3

Produced by PINK FLOYD
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, between May 1972 and January 1973
Engineer Alan Parsons. Assistant Peter James. Mixing supervised by Chris Thomas

Listen to the remastered “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Brain Damage”

Saxophone on ‘Us And Them’ and ‘Money’ Dick Parry
Vocals on ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ by Clare Torry
Backing Vocals Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St John
Sleeve Art by George Hardie N.T.A.

All Lyrics by ROGER WATERS

Original Cover Design & Photography by HIPGNOSIS
Graphics & Artwork by GEORGE HARDIE N.T.A.
Heartbeat Graphic from an idea by ROGER WATERS
Prism Photography Tony May & STORM THORGERSON
Pyramid Photographs by HIPGNOSIS

CD Mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE and JOEL PLANTE at das boot recording

LP Mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
Stickers Art by George Hardie N.T.A.

Blu-ray notes:

5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mixes by JAMES GUTHRIE
Assistant engineer JOEL PLANTE
Atmos File Format Encoding TIM CARROLL
Stereo and Atmos mixes mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE and JOEL PLANTE at das boot recording
5.1 mix mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE, JOEL PLANTE and DOUG SAX at das boot recording
Blu-ray disc authored by JOEL PLANTE

Die cut Digipak includes postcard, stickers and 24-page booklet
Creative consultant AUBREY POWELL / HIPGNOSIS

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  1. Batchman
    #1 Batchman 15 October, 2023, 18:48

    “We understand each other very well. We are very tolerant of each other.” That comment has sure not aged well, especially in the light (?) of Roger Waters “redux” of the same album.

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