Artist / Title: Pink Floyd / Dark Side Of The Moon
Year of Release: 1992
Record Label: Capital Records
Golly, Where to begin… How about on the, “Dark Side Of The Moon”...
First, let me just say, I think this CD is Pink Floyd’s masterpiece. It is simply far-and-away, out-of-this-world, creative genius. I am always blown away by the musical quality and passion that the, “Dark Side Of The Moon” (DSOTM) conveys. I don’t know what inspired the creative energy to conceive of this masterwork, by Pink Floyd, and I don’t really care… I just love every song. It’s as simple as that. Recently, I had the opportunity to hear the song, “Time”, from DSOTM, played over five speakers (sorry - I can’t remember the manufacturer), which as I recall, were $50,000.00 a piece. Anyway, the sound engineer / instructor, at the sound dept. of, “Expression College”, in Emeryville, CA., said ‘he wanted us to hear something that was very special’. Then he played the song, “Time” at full volume. Needless to say, it made an impression, it was astounding and all, I could say was, “Wow”!!! The instructor told us, DSOTM was wonderfully and painstakingly engineered the old fashioned way, before digital engineering. Originally first recorded in 1973, by Pink Floyd and masterfully engineered by Alan Parsons, assisted by Peter James, and mixed by Chris Thomas. What a glorious accomplishment and lucky for us too, this CD was crafted so well. Pink Floyd’s multi-talented band consists of: David Gilmour on vocals, guitar, VCS3; Nick Mason on percussion, tape effects; Richard Wright on keyboards, vocals, VCS3; Roger Waters on bass guitar, vocals, VCS3, tape effects; Dick Parry, sax on “Us and Them” and “Money”; Clair Torry, vocals on “The Great Gig in the Sky”; Doris Troy, Leslie Duncan, Liza Strike and Barry St. John performing backing vocals.
The creative juices were definitely flowing over for DSOTM. Clair Torry’s sublime vocals on, “The Great Gig in the Sky”, comes seemingly, out of nowhere in a spiraling and thrilling aria, which is just fantastic...
Other songs, which tickled my fancy, are: “Time”, “Brain Damage” and “Eclipse”.
Gilmour, Mason, Wright and Waters, thanks and thank you to all the other wonderful performers and creative contributor’s to this remarkable Rock CD. DSOTM, was remastered for CD, in 1992, and it sounds fantastic on my ML’s…
Enjoy this Rock’n Roll treasure.