The most phenomenal recording in rock & roll history is thoroughly examined in Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
. The Floyd's 1973 masterpiece
remained on bestseller charts for nearly 14 years, and its enduring importance is honoured here by all four members of Pink Floyd and key personnel (engineer Alan Parsons, mixing supervisor Chris Thomas, sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson and others) who played essential roles in the landmark album's creation.
Produced for the Classic Albums series, this thorough and thought-provoking study highlights a track-by-track dissection of the LP's master tapes (including the spoken-word passages that bookend the album), superbly interlaced with archival footage, early demo tapes, concert animations and latter-day acoustic performances by David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Richard Wright to demonstrate each track's contribution to the final mix--a sonic exploration that extends to the illuminating bonus features. Informative interviews abound (including Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke), and much-deserved credit is given to saxophonist Dick Parry, solo vocalist Clare Torry and former Columbia Records chairman Bhaskar Menon, who fostered the album's US commercial success. For Floyd fans, musicians and studio technicians alike, this is a must-have addition to any DVD library. --Jeff Shannon
Eagle Vision s new SD Blu-ray range presents upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo for the best possible quality. Pink Floyd s Dark Side of the Moon is both a masterpiece and a phenomenon. It is an iconic album with an instantly recognisable sleeve and music that has stood the test of time in the 40 years since its release. It is also one of the bestselling albums in history. There couldn t be a more appropriate album to include in Eagle Vision s Classic Album series. As usual the main programme includes interviews with all the members of the band: Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus the engineer, Alan Parsons, the designer, the late Storm Thorgerson, and other people involved in the recording and release of the album.