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The dark side of the moon : the making of Pink Floyd's masterpiece

Author: John Harris
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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"A behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the making of one of the greatest studio masterpieces and most commercially successful albums ever recorded - fully illustrated with many never-before-seen photos." "Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. An exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks - the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Harris
ISBN: 9780306813429 0306813424
OCLC Number: 166322147
Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : January 2003 --
The lunatic is in my head : Syd Barrett and the origins of Pink Floyd --
Hanging on in quiet desperation : Roger Waters and Pink Floyd Mark II --
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes : The dark side of the moon is born --
Forward, he cried from the rear : into Abbey Road --
Balanced on the biggest wave : Dark side, phase three --
And when at last the work is done : The dark side of the moon takes off --
Us and them : life after The dark side of the moon.
Responsibility: John Harris.
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"A behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the making of one of the greatest studio masterpieces and most commercially successful albums ever recorded - fully illustrated with many never-before-seen photos." "Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time. An exploration of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it remained on the Billboard charts for 724 weeks - the longest consecutive run for an LP ever - and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. It still sells some quarter million copies every year."

"Besides being perhaps rock's most fully realized and elegant concept album, The Dark Side of the Moon was among the most technically advanced records of its time, perfectly blending studio wizardry and fearless innovation. The rich story behind The Dark Side of the Moon is now illuminated by journalist John Harris's exploration of the album's many secrets and the band's fractured history, including the mental collapse of group founder Syd Barrett, who is seen here in rare photographs from the archive of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason."

"Drawing on original interviews with bassist and chief lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the album's supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans looking for the definitive story of one of the most timeless, compelling and mysterious albums ever made."--Jacket.

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