Out Today: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 50th Anniversary Box
Released today (March 24th) is Pink Floyd‘s new 50th anniversary deluxe box set edition of 1973’s The Dark Side Of The Moon. The package includes the CD and gatefold vinyl of the newly remastered studio album and Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. Also featured is the new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix plus CD and LP of The Dark Side Of The Moon — Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974.
Also issued separately today on CD and first ever vinyl release of The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974. The concert was taped in November 1974 as part of the band’s winter tour and now features artwork of an original 1973 line-drawn cover by George Hardie.
The new book Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary, part of the deluxe box offering, will also be published separately by Thames & Hudson and “showcases rare and previously unseen photographs taken during The Dark Side Of The Moon tours of 1972-1975 and was created with the involvement of the band members.”
Drummer Nick Mason — the only member of Floyd to have never quit or been fired from the band — explained to us that the Beatles‘ 2009 reissues pushed the band into finally agreeing to do a major job on getting their albums out on the market — possibly for the last time on CD: “Once again actually, it’s the Beatles leading the way. This is not something a couple of years ago when it was first suggested that I think I was particularly wild about. But having seen how the Beatles did it — and realizing at this stage of the recording industry, this perhaps is the right time to do something like this. Because we are almost certainly losing the business of physical records and physical albums and sleeves and graphics and the artwork and all the rest of it.”