London, UK 30 August: Pink Floyd and Warner Music [Sony Music outside Europe] today announced the upcoming stand-alone release of the newly remastered ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ on CD, LP and Blu-ray. These versions will be released on October 13th.
First released as part of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 50th Anniversary Box Set, this is the first time that the new remaster of the classic album will be available on its own. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos and a 5.1 Surround mix as well as the remastered Stereo version. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.
Originally released in 1973 and becoming one of the most iconic and influential albums ever, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ continues to find new audiences globally. The famous sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie. ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
The 50th Anniversary continues to be celebrated as Pink Floyd invited a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create animated music videos for any of the 10 songs on the album. Pink Floyd has a rich history of collaborating with animators from the beginnings of the band (Ian Emes, Gerald Scarfe, etc.), and in some cases the visuals that accompany the songs have become synonymous with the music itself. Animators can enter up to 10 videos, one per song on the album. A winner will be selected from a panel of experts which will include Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell (Pink Floyd’s creative consultant). The deadline for submissions is November 30th 2023. To enter and for more information go to https://www.pinkfloyd.com/competition/
You can joinAubrey “Po” Powell in conversation with animators who have created some videos in promotion for the competition and will discuss their work and the creative process. Taking part in the Q&A will be: Sara Serna (Us And Them) @sara_serna_; Charlie Black (Brain Damage) @charlieblackart and Kate Isobel Scott (Money) @kateisobelscott
In recognition of one of the best-selling albums of all time, a fully immersive experience with visuals of the solar system and beyond is currently being played out alongside the whole of The Dark Side Of The Moon in various Planetariums around the world. The show itself is presented with a different theme for each track; some futuristically looking forward and some a retro acknowledgment to Pink Floyd’s visual history, all relating to a time and space experience, embracing up to the minute technology that only a Planetarium can offer. It is an all-encompassing surround sound and visual treat that will transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience. Contact your local Planetarium for any screening details.
Breathe (In The Air) (Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright)
On The Run (David Gilmour, Roger Waters)
Time (David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason)
The Great Gig In The Sky (Richard Wright – Vocal composition by Clare Torry)
Money (Roger Waters)
Us And Them (Roger Waters, Richard Wright)
Any Colour You Like (David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright)
Brain Damage (Roger Waters)
Eclipse (Roger Waters)
DAVID GILMOUR Vocals, Guitars, VCS3
NICK MASON Percussion, Tape Effects
ROGER WATERS Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3, Tape Effects
RICHARD WRIGHT Keyboards, Vocals, VCS3
Produced by PINK FLOYD
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, between May 1972 and January 1973
Engineer Alan Parsons. Assistant Peter James. Mixing supervised by Chris Thomas
Saxophone on ‘Us And Them’ and ‘Money’ Dick Parry
Vocals on ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ by Clare Torry
Backing Vocals Doris Troy,
Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St John
Sleeve Art by George Hardie N.T.A.
All Lyrics by ROGER WATERS
Original Cover Design & Photography by HIPGNOSIS
Graphics & Artwork by GEORGE HARDIE N.T.A.
Heartbeat Graphic from an idea by ROGER WATERS
Prism Photography Tony May & STORM THORGERSON
Pyramid Photographs by HIPGNOSIS
Rayograms by STYLOROUGE & CHRIS CRASKE
Reissue design by PETER CURZON / STORMSTUDIOS
CD Mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE and JOEL PLANTE at das boot recording
LP Mastered by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman
Stickers Art by George Hardie N.T.A.
DOLBY ATMOS MIX
5.1 SURROUND MIX – 24bit/96kHz UNCOMPRESSED / dts-HD MA
REMASTERED STEREO MIX – 24-bit/192kHz UNCOMPRESSED / dts-HD MA
5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mixes by JAMES GUTHRIE
Assistant engineer JOEL PLANTE
Atmos File Format Encoding TIM CARROLL
Stereo and Atmos mixes mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE and JOEL PLANTE at das boot recording
5.1 mix mastered by JAMES GUTHRIE, JOEL PLANTE and DOUG SAX at das boot recording
Blu-ray disc authored by JOEL PLANTE
Die cut Digipak includes postcard, stickers and 24-page booklet
Design by PETER CURZON / STORMSTUDIOS
Creative consultant AUBREY POWELL / HIPGNOSIS