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Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd

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Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd - Just The Good Stuff Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd ranked # 43 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.

Dark Side of the Moon (The initial "The" is included in some versions of the title) is a 1973 concept album by Pink Floyd, dealing with the pressures of life such as time, money, war, mental illness, and death.

It is considered by many fans to be the band's magnum opus, surpassing even The Wall (1979). Originally composed as "Eclipse: A Piece for Assorted Lunatics", it was a played live in Pink Floyd's early tours. Dark Side of the Moon was the original title of the opus, but the band Medicine Head had already released an album by that name. However, their album flopped, and the name Dark Side of the Moon was once again used, along with an end song to the opus called Eclipse, which Brain Damage now seagues into. A landmark in rock, it features radio-suited rock songs such as Money, Time, Us and Them, and Brain Damage/Eclipse, with ethereal electronica, and concrete sound effects. It is a bridge between "classic" blues rock and the then-new electronic music genres. However, it is the softer touches on Dark Side, the lyrical and musical nuance, that make this album stand apart.

Dark Side of the Moon is estimated to be the second-best-selling album of all time, worldwide, and the 18th-best-selling album in the United States. It peaked at #1 on The Billboard 200, remained on that chart for a record-setting period of over a decade, and also reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Catalog Chart. The 2003 Hybrid SACD issue reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Catalog Chart as well and sold 800,000 SACDs in the U.S. alone. Since it was first released, it has sold over 40 million copies worldwide as of 2004. In 2003, 250,000 copies were bought, and as of 2004 it was selling over 8,000 copies a week. It is estimated that one in every 14 people in the U.S. under the age of 50 owns a copy of this album.

Track Listing
  1. Speak To Me/Breathe
  2. On The Run
  3. Time Listen
  4. The Great Gig In The Sky
  5. Money
  6. Us And Them
  7. Any Colour You Like
  8. Brain Damage
  9. Eclipse



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