Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon [Experience Edition]: Cam’s Review Corner
There’s little that hasn’t been said about Pink Floyd’s 1973 opus, The Dark Side of the Moon. It’s long been part of the classic rock canon, and deservedly so, especially if sales figures have anything to do with it. Not too many albums can boast an uninterrupted 15-year run on the UK Billboard charts.
Home to FM-rock staples like Breathe, Money and Us And Them, it’s one of those albums you know even if you don’t think you know it. Dark Side was a more melodic, radio friendly album than the group’s earlier recordings, but still proved a formidable vehicle for the band’s substantial instrumental abilities as well as Roger Waters’ conceptual vision (covering lightweight themes like insanity, greed and death).
This two-disc reissue compromises the original album, remastered, and Disc 2, a live performance of the album recorded in London in 1974. It’s a crisp recording of a band at their peak, though the occasional prog-rocky ramblings might slow things down too much for some listeners.
This is an extremely worthy addition to anyone’s collection if it isn’t already there. As per other recent reissues, a range of packages are available, including the super-deluxe Immersion Edition which includes outtakes, concert footage and demos.