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Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary Edition (LP Vinyl Record) £14.99 @ Amazon.co.uk (free delivery)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary Edition (LP Vinyl Record) £14.99 @ Amazon.co.uk (free delivery)

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary Edition (LP Vinyl Record) £14.99 @ Amazon.co.uk (free delivery)

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Cheapest I have seen this around, paid £21.99 for it not long ago, usually goes for around £24.99

One of the greatest albums of all time, every home should have one.

This is more for the vinyl enthusiasts that are still out there. I have both the CD and LP and I prefer listening to the vinyl.

Track Listings
1. Speak to me
2. Breathe
3. On the run
4. Time
5. Great gig in the sky
6. Money
7. Us and them
8. Any colour you like
9. Brain damage
10. Eclipse
Product Description
Amazon.co.uk Review
One of the most famous albums of all time, Dark Side Of The Moon sold 25 million copies in its first 25 years of release. It continues to be a favourite, with 20 per cent of those sales occurring in the period since it first came out on CD, a medium to which it is ideally suited, especially in its current carefully remastered form. Dark Side Of The Moon was the first album that Pink Floyd decided to break in live before attempting to record, with the debut performance of what they then called Eclipse just over a year before the final release date. When they finally retired to Abbey Road with top sound engineer Alan Parsons, state-of-the-art 16-track recording equipment and the new Dolby technology to hand, it was to produce one of the great pieces of studio art. Covering a range of styles, this was the last album (prior to Roger Waters' departure in the early 1980s) to whose writing the other members of Pink Floyd contributed significantly. Nevertheless, it remains a stunningly coherent package, bound together by surreal fragments of speech (mostly gleaned from asking questions of the doorman at the studio) and Waters' bold and bleak lyrics. Often reputed to be about former member Syd Barrett's decline into schizophrenia, in fact Waters has said the lyrics "were a lot about ordinariness" and dealt with people's responses to the increasing insanity of the pressures of everyday life. Some of the extraordinary sound effects used came from the most unlikely sources--the coins at the start of "Money" from Waters tossing handfuls of change into an industrial food-mixer that his wife, a potter, used to mix clay. Whatever the medium, a new standard for attention to detail and production values had been set and the world of studio recording would never be the same again.--James Swift
CD Description
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was a benchmark record. It turned themusical world on its ear with a hitherto unseen combinationof sounds, and changed things considerably for Pink Floyd. For this project, Pink Floyd resurrected older and unfinished numbers, some of which came from the multitude of soundtracks the band members had previously worked on. The film ZABRISKIE POINT, a study of American materialism from a foreigner's perspective, provided "Us And Them" (originally titled "The Violence Sequence"). Waters rewrote "Breathe" after its appearance on his and avant-garde composer Ron Geesin's score for THE BODY, a surreal medical documentary.
Floyd and their long-time engineer, Alan Parsons, used a multitude of sound effects--from stereophonically projected footsteps andplanes flying overhead ("On The Run") to a roomful of ringing clocks ("Time"). Further adding to the record's mystique,barely audible spoken passages were sprinkled throughout--aresult of hours interviewing random Abbey Road occupants about their views on insanity, violence, and death. Floyd musthave struck a nerve: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON remained on Billboard's albums chart for an astounding 14 years. It made Pink Floyd a household name, elevating them to the level of theRolling Stones and The Who in the rock pantheon.

27 Comments

record??? what were they again

Just buy the CD for a fraction of the price.
If you want optimum sound quality, the SACD edition can be had for less than a tenner.
I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete tech.

Baldieman64

I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete … I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete tech.



I do - good post OP, thankyou

ghinzani

I do - good post OP, thankyou



Why?

Baldieman64

I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete … I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete tech.



You obviously don't have a decent turntable setup then:p

p-e-t-e

Why?



I've got a turntable and like vinyl.

ghinzani

I do - good post OP, thankyou



Me too - this is an awesome deal!

Can't beat the Floyd - lovely

Great album, crap format.

Great album, and if you like vinyl then fine. But why so expensive for an item that requires no recording and no marketing, seeing as it was made almost 40 years ago?

northy666

Great album, crap format.



technics sl1210 (orfton cartridge), rotel amp, Mission speakers, 30th anniv vinyl

your talking shittttt mate

Edited by: "daalphamale" 3rd Jan 2011

A quality pressing, purchased as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend to go with a Linn turntable and she was thrilled to bits. Very well packaged, always a worry with vinyl!

Brilliant

Baldieman64

Just buy the CD for a fraction of the price.If you want optimum sound … Just buy the CD for a fraction of the price.If you want optimum sound quality, the SACD edition can be had for less than a tenner.I really don't see the point in getting all misty eyed about obsolete tech.



Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back
Edited by: "daalphamale" 3rd Jan 2011

Amberfs

A quality pressing, purchased as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend to go … A quality pressing, purchased as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend to go with a Linn turntable and she was thrilled to bits. Very well packaged, always a worry with vinyl!



Linn=nice

Good deal for vinyl lovers (I was one until SACD appeared - my Rega Planar 3's gathering dust these days). For me, the definitive version of this album is the (never officially released) quad stereo mix that's widely available on usenet in DVD-Audio format.

daalphamale

technics sl1210 (orfton cartridge), rotel amp, Mission speakers, 30th … technics sl1210 (orfton cartridge), rotel amp, Mission speakers, 30th anniv vinylyour talking shittttt mate



Hey everyone, look at me, I'm so contrary with my inferior antediluvian format. I must be interesting because I'm doing something different from everyone else!

northy666

Hey everyone, look at me, I'm so contrary with my inferior antediluvian … Hey everyone, look at me, I'm so contrary with my inferior antediluvian format. I must be interesting because I'm doing something different from everyone else!



its not just me heres another guy who has one

youtube.com/wat…FIg


Edited by: "daalphamale" 4th Jan 2011

Excellent find! Well done!

To the vinyl detractors - don't confuse convenience with quality - horses for courses

In the same vein, is sucking tea through the plastic lid of a cardboard cup, preferable to drinking properly from a china one?

Fantastic album, crap deal, unbelievably boring deal post.

Trickster

Good deal for vinyl lovers (I was one until SACD appeared - my Rega … Good deal for vinyl lovers (I was one until SACD appeared - my Rega Planar 3's gathering dust these days). For me, the definitive version of this album is the (never officially released) quad stereo mix that's widely available on usenet in DVD-Audio format.



That sounds very tasty!

daalphamale

its not just me heres another guy who has … its not just me heres another guy who has onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCA4yiPfFIg


Reducing the number of plonker DJs producing awful sounds from mucking about with turntables has got to be a good justification for the demise of the turntable.

I used to be happy with my AR Legend turntable, but for me my Pink Triangle Numeral CD player beats it hands down (waits for gay jokes).

I'll agree with anyone that a good turntable is better than almost any of this Japanese mass produced second rate HiFI, and that the iPod (washes mouth out) has the same sound quality as a 1960s transistor radio, but good British made CD based HiFi is just about as good as it gets.
Edited by: "spock1958" 4th Jan 2011

Vinyl will be around and holding it's price looooooooooooooong after cd's have been discontinued and become worthless!!

If you're on Prozac while listening to this album: hide knives and other sharp objects - this album may cause self harm as it's more depressing than a dead Panda...

And anyhow, why pay £15 when you can get the original 12" vinyl at most charity shops for about £3 complete with authentic crackles in the background?

Used to worth listening to but sadly now even more dated than Timmy Mallett's dress sense I am afraid...
Edited by: "martinelsen" 4th Jan 2011

Remember, this is the format this great recording was designed for....
A true classic....

JOHNATHAN.HUNSLE

Remember, this is the format this great recording was designed for....A … Remember, this is the format this great recording was designed for....A true classic....


...and here was me thinking that it might have been designed for something that hadn't been invented yet had the band and its promoters been psychic. I think it was more down to 12" vinyl being the only medium available at the time as cassettes were only in their infancy, and nobody was aware of the huge impact that 8 track was going to have on the music industry.
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