The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece

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Da Capo Press, 2006 - Music - 191 pages
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Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. A stunning exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks--the longest consecutive run for an LP ever--and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It still sells some quarter million copies every year. Besides being perhaps rock's most fully realized and elegant concept album, The Dark Side of the Moon was among the most technically advanced records of its time, perfectly blending studio wizardry and fearless innovation. The rich story behind The Dark Side of the Moon is now skillfully illuminated by acclaimed journalist John Harris's exploration of the album's many secrets and the band's fractured history, including the mental collapse of group founder Syd Barrett. Drawing on original interviews with bassist and chief lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and the album's supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans looking for the definitive story of one of the most timeless, compelling, and mysterious albums ever made.
  

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Review: The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece

User Review  - DM - Goodreads

I can't say I'm impressed with this, but I can't say it's bad either. It certainly has interesting facts within, but there is nothing (or little) that most hard-Floyd fans know already. In truth it ... Read full review

Review: The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Making of the Pink Floyd Masterpiece by John Harris (Da Capo Press 2005)(nonfiction - music). The history of the band is the first order of business in John Harris ... Read full review

Contents

January
8
The Lunatic Is in My Head Syd Barrett and the Origins of Pink Floyd
19
Hanging on in Quiet Desperation Roger Waters and Pink Floyd Mark II
77
Forward He Cried from the Rear Into Abbey Road
103
Balanced on the Biggest Wave Dork Side Phase Three
131
And When at Last the Work Is Done The Dork Side of the Moon Takes
159
Us and Them Life After The Dark Side of the Moon
177
BibliographySources
184
Acknowledgments
186
Index
187
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John Harris is the author of Britpop!: Cool Britannia and the Spectacular Demise of English Rock. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, the Guardian, NME, Select, and New Statesman. He lives in Hay-on-Wye, England.

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