43rd Anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon

by Tommy Lemon / 2972 days ago / Comments

April 28, 1973: Pink Floyd’s eighth album, The Dark Side of The Moon, went to No.1 in the US. The album top the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week and continued on the charts for a record breaking 741 weeks between 1973 to 1988. The album has since been twice remastered and re-released. Many industry sources suggest that the album has worldwide sales in excess of 50 million. 

The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by engineer Alan Parson, who was also a recording engineer on the Beatles' Abbey Road and Let It Be.  The album was recorded in two sessions. The first session, starting late May 1972, included the tracks "Us and Them", "Money", "Time", and "The Great Gig In The Sky".  The second session, starting January 1973, included the tracks "Brain Damage", "Eclipse", "Any Colour You Like", and "On The Run".

The original title for the album was Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics). The band was upset to find out that the progressive folk rock act Medicine Head had released an album with the title of "Dark Side of the Moon" as recently as 1972 on John Peel's Dandelion label. Since the release was less than successful sales-wise, the band decided to go ahead with their plans.


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Music has always been my passion. In recent years, discovering new music, new artists, and hidden musical treasures has become one of my favorite things to do. Founding Center Stage Magazine gives me (and us) an opportunity to share those discoveries with people all around the world. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! God Bless! ~ Tommy