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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Analogue Productions  CAPP 81033 SA

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Pop/Rock


Pink Floyd


A multitrack masterpiece. Mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums List — Rated 43/500

Another classic Pink Floyd title receives the multichannel reissue treatment and Acoustic Sounds and Analogue Productions is once again proud to handle exclusive distribution of this monumental SACD. How lucky we all are to hear this legendary studio recording realize its full potential. The SACD also of course includes a stunning stereo mix. And as this is a hybrid disc, the album is of course also playable on a standard CD player.

This is Pink Floyd at its collective finest, with everyone contributing. David Gilmour took a huge chunk of the music — writing, laying down the chord progressions on "Breathe," "Time," and "Any Colour You Like," plus the singing on the album's best songs, Water conceeding to David's far superior voice. Gilmour also pumped out what would later be hailed as some of rock's most influential lead-guitar riffs on "Money" and "Brain Damage."

By all industry standards, The Dark Side Of The Moon is a phenomenon. Known for its complex instrumental textures, the album firmly established Pink Floyd as one of the most innovative bands in rock history. A concept album, its themes explore conflict, greed, time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by the deteriorating health of founding member Syd Barrett, who left in 1968.

The Dark Side of the Moon produced two singles: "Money" and "Us and Them." The album topped the Billboard chart for a week, and remained on the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. Following a change in how Billboard counts sales in 2009, it re-entered the chart and has since appeared for over 900 weeks. With estimated sales of more than 45 million, it is Pink Floyd's bestselling album and one of the bestselling worldwide.

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Comment by AudioEd - January 13, 2020 (1 of 2)

I have heard from someone who spoke with Analogue Productions that this disc is the same as the 2003 SACD as far as the mixes are concerned. The packaging will be different. Update: I have confirmed this with Analogue Productions, both the surround and the stereo mixes are the same as the 2003 mixes.

Comment by Mark Werlin - January 13, 2020 (2 of 2)

Excerpts from the credits of the 2003 EMI SACD:

5.1 surround mix by James Guthrie
5.1 and stereo mastering by Doug Sax and James Guthrie
Mixed and mastered at das boot recording
DSD authoring for SACD by Gus Skinas