DVD Pink Floyd The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon
featuring cuts from: "Breathe", "On The Run", "Brain Damage", "The Great Gig In The Sky", "Time", "Money", "Eclipse", "Us And Them"
Plus exclusive individual performances by members of the group and interviews with: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
This is the story, told from the inside by the participants, of the creation of a masterpiece. The Dark Side Of The Moon is the album that dramatically transformed Pink Floyd from art house favourites to global stadium superstars.
Prior to 1973, Pink Floyd had maintained a relentless gigging schedule and by the time they came to record a new album had already created the basis for waht would become The Dark Side record. It would be the first album where Roger Waters would supply all the lyrics as well as the basic 'concept'. With the timeless qualities of its production and musicality, allied to the hypnotic evocation of its central themes - alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death, The Dark Side Of The Moon would become the album that would dominate the 70's and 80's (with a record number of consecutive weeks in the charts). Thirty years later it still strikes a chord with a new generation of music lovers.
This programme takes a track by track look at the making of the 1973 album. All four members of the band at that time Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are featured in exclusive interviews. Roger, David and Richard play songs and demostrate themes from the album. Alan Parsons (the original engineer) takes us through the multi track tapes giving an unique insight into the musical fabric of the record and the programme is illustrated throughout with archive footage.
The Dark Side Of The Moon with its combination of great songs, inventive effects and one of the best known sleeves ever, tapped into the world's collective subconscious and became a landmark in Rock history and a truly Classic Album.