Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon



Analogue Productions

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CAPP 81033 SA


Hybrid Multichannel SACD

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  • Hi-Fi News Album Choice for March 2022!
  • A multitrack masterpiece. Mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie
  • Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums List — Rated 43/500

“You might wonder why 1) I’m giving this our Album Choice, and 2) the ace score of 95% if, like me, you’d rather pass a kidney stone than listen to Pink Floyd, and I’ve done both. But I rate it without contradiction because this page is focused as much on sound quality as content. So while not to my tastes, it’s still sold over 45 million copies and is regarded as one of the greatest ever, permanently sited near the top of any polls. What Chad Kassem’s crew delivers here is arguably the best-sounding digital transfer yet — in both stereo and 5.1 surround — even matching MoFi’s 1981 UHQR LP for richness. Seconds into ‘Money’ or ‘Time’ and you’ll click ‘Buy Now,’ whatever your preferred supplier. Astonishing, especially in 5.1” — Sound Quality: 95% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, March 2022

Another classic Pink Floyd title receives the multichannel reissue treatment and Acoustic Sounds and Analogue Productions is once again proud to handle exclusive distribution of this monumental SACD. How lucky we all are to hear this legendary studio recording realize its full potential. The SACD also of course includes a stunning stereo mix. And as this is a hybrid disc, the album is of course also playable on a standard CD player.

This is Pink Floyd at its collective finest, with everyone contributing. David Gilmour took a huge chunk of the music — writing, laying down the chord progressions on “Breathe,” “Time,” and “Any Colour You Like,” plus the singing on the album’s best songs, Water conceeding to David’s far superior voice. Gilmour also pumped out what would later be hailed as some of rock’s most influential lead-guitar riffs on “Money” and “Brain Damage.”

By all industry standards, The Dark Side Of The Moon is a phenomenon. Known for its complex instrumental textures, the album firmly established Pink Floyd as one of the most innovative bands in rock history. A concept album, its themes explore conflict, greed, time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by the deteriorating health of founding member Syd Barrett, who left in 1968.

The Dark Side of the Moon produced two singles: “Money” and “Us and Them.” The album topped the Billboard chart for a week, and remained on the chart for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. Following a change in how Billboard counts sales in 2009, it re-entered the chart and has since appeared for over 900 weeks. With estimated sales of more than 45 million, it is Pink Floyd’s bestselling album and one of the bestselling worldwide.

  • Speak To Me
  • Breathe (In The Air)
  • On The Run
  • Time
  • The Great Gig In The Sky
  • Money
  • Us And Them
  • Any Colour You Like
  • Brain Damage
  • Eclipse
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