Dark Side Of The Moon

by Pink Floyd

Description An excellent vision of the Pink Floyd style.
Posted By Daniel Mckee (3210)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 10/23/2005, Robbie Ludvigsen (177) posted:
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An amazing epic of modern day issues!

it is very mellow, but also has a great force...

it flows like one big song

what do you want me to say?

great guitars, great bass, great vocals, great lyrics, great drums, great keyboards!

lets see i think ill give it 2 stars!!

ha NO

5!!!

one of the best of all time!!
On 2/15/2004, Bart Cochran (386) posted:
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What can you say about 'Dark Side of the Moon' that hasn't already been said? I'll just give it a... let me see... EXCELLENT!
On 1/7/2004, Matt Berning (235) posted:
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Best album of all time.

I just wrote a school essay on Hindu vs. Western thought in DSOTM.

BTW-- there is no title track in Dark Side of the Moon
On 1/7/2004, Kit Williams (168) posted:
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What can I say but . . . well, I don't know what to say. Brilliant.
This will become one of those classic albums that inspires a comeback of 'our music' for our grandchildren's generation.
On 1/31/2003, Wouter Oosterbosch (683) posted:
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Well, not much to add here, one of the best-selling albums of all time, and you hear it...Very nice concept, very nice songs (although only one "hit")... A class act! Also, try watching this album synchronized with the movie "Wizard of Oz", so many "coincidences" that it's scary... Not to be missed, this one

1a. Speak To Me 1b. Breathe 2. On The Run 3. Time 4. The Great Gig In The Sky 5. Money 6. Us And Them 7. Any Colour You Like 8. Brain Damage 9. Eclipse
On 5/12/2002, Justin Nagy (1219) posted:
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This is the Pink Floyd album that stayed on the Top 100 for FIFTEEN years. It's a beatifully written work that flows from beginning to end. It takes more than just a few studio tricks to get tracks to flow, you have to lay out the material so that it progresses naturally. And the Floyd did a tremendous job with this one. My favorite track is "Breathe". Roger Waters huge vocal talent really comes into play in this one, as well as David Gilmour's playing ability. In short, this is the first Floyd album you should buy. Did I mention that it begins and ends with a human heartbeat? Just awesome.
On 11/19/2001, Kevin Fletcher (100) posted:
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I think this album was my first taste of Pink Floyd, and I fell in love with the music right away, When you hear the screaming on 'Speak To Me' you know your in with a winner, and you are completely hooked for the rest of the record... Most of the tunes on which follow the Pink Floyd tradition of a "Lonesome" aspect to the songs... including the GENIOUS 'Time'.
As always you have to listern closly to te 'Floyd words of wisdom' spoken quetly over parts of the tracks... and if 'Money' doesn't get you pouncing around your room, I don't know what will.



OVERALL: FLOYD = SIMPLE THE BEST = WHY ARE YOU HERE NOW INSTEAD OF LITERNING/PLAYING = 5 STARS (AS ALWAYS)
On 7/30/2001, Anthony Holden (9426) posted:
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Dark Side of the Moon is my favourite concept album. Everything works and not a note wasted.

Dark Side Of The Moon draws on several themes that simultaneously elongate and punctuate the plight of human folly. Waters' astute lyrics elegantly slip in and out of the multi-layered sound effects, overlapping voices and luminous instrumentation.

Like the Beatles before them, Pink Floyd took full advantage of everything that Abbey Road had to offer -- from in-house frequency translators to staff engineer Alan Parsons to the studio's doorman Jerry Driscoll, whose insightful mutterings make-up the majority of the album's spoken word fragments.

Many of the songs were performed on stage by the band for almost a year before they finally took shape in the studio. Once in the studio, the album effectively took on a life of its own.

From the ascending heartbeat amidst a cacophony of dialogue and screams that erupt during "Speak To Me" and into the glistening notes and steady rhythm of "Breathe," Dark Side Of The Moon assumes a rather misfitting hue from the outset. The listener is whisked along during "On The Run" and bombarded by a series of fiery alarm clocks that slow the pace and set the stage before the entire band breaks into "Time." Wright's "The Great Gig In The Sky" is a lethal piano and slide guitar exchange pushed forward by the soulful and emotional wailing of Clare Torry.

The second half of the album begins with a barrage of cash registers and coins that continually churn as the bass line intro to "Money" kicks the band into overdrive. Things settle down for a spell during the morose "Us and Them," only to unlatch again during "Any Colour You Like" which conversely segues into the climatic "Brain Damage/Eclipse." A heartbeat fades out -- and we are right back where we started.

The epitome of headphone heaven for anyone willing to partake, Dark Side Of The Moon can supposedly be found in one of every 12 homes in the U.S. alone. Ask your neighbor and he's liable to say, "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..."

Highly recommended !!
On 7/23/2001, Ga Thomas (1904) posted:
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Like you don't own this album already. And if you don't GO BUY IT. Are you crazy, not owning Dark Side of the Moon, that is rock & roll blasphemy. And as far as the Dark Side/Wizard of Oz connection goes, I have a different theory. Dark Side of the Moon actually matches up perfectly with EVERYTHING.
On 7/23/2001, Antonio Rosa (6847) posted:
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For me it's the best Pink Floyd album, I must give a 5 star review.
On 7/23/2001, Daniel Mckee (3210) posted:
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......I think the thing I love most about pink floyds music is not wat they say or express in their songs, but how they say it. The songs all have clever lyrics and are sung in a very original style. This album is no exception. US AND THEM is very calm, but meaningfull. The message in MONEY is strong and can't be ignored. The title cut also deserves praise. The guitar work is great.I still don't fully understand Pink Floyd's music, but I do know its good stuff.