Pink Floyd have announced a 50th anniversary box set celebrating their legendary album, The dark side of the moon. The set includes the newly remastered original album on CD and vinyl, as well as Blu-ray editions with a 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions of the album.
The box also contains The Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray.
The set is accompanied by a 160-page hardcover book featuring rare black and white photographs from Pink Floyd’s 1972-75 UK and US tours. Additional bonus material includes replicas of the band’s two 7″ singles: “Money” with B-side “Any Color You Like” and “Us and Them” with B-side “Time”. The set also comes with posters, stickers and a copy of The 1973 EMI pamphlet and preview invitation The dark side of the moon at the London Planetarium.
The box set is available pre-order now.
Originally published on March 1, 1973, The dark side of the moon has been hailed as one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded. Its influence continues to influence listeners and artists, and with more than 50 million copies sold worldwide, it remains one of the most commercially successful albums ever released.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Pink Floyd is also inviting animators to enter a competition to create music videos for one of the 10 songs on The dark side of the moon. “The band would like to give all animators an opportunity to present a new take on these timeless works of sound,” explains a press release, noting that “a winner will be selected from a panel of experts that will include Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell (Pink Floyd’s Creative Director) and the BFI (British Film Institute) Further details may be can be found on the band’s website.
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