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Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
Cover Front Album
Artist Pink Floyd
Length 42:52
Format CD
Genre Rock
Label Harvest
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
01 Speak To Me / Breathe In The Air Speak To Me (Mason) Breathe (Mason, Gilmour, Wright) Breathe, breathe in the air Don't be afraid to care Leave, but don't leave me Lo ok around, choose your own ground For long you live and high you fly \ nAnd smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry And all you touch and al l you see Is all your life will ever be Run rabbit run Dig th at h ole, forget the sun And when at last the work is done Don't sit down it's time to dig another one For long you live and high you fl y But only if you ride the tide And balanced on the biggest wave Y ou race towards an warly grave 03:57
02 On The Run On The Run (Gilmour, Waters) 03:31
03 Time Time (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour) Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for s omeone or something to show you the way Tired of lying in the sun sh ine, staying home to watch the rain You are young and life is lon g and there is time to kill today And then one day you find, ten y ears have got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed th e sta rting gun And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it 's sinking And racing around to come up behind you again The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older Shorter of brea th and o ne day closer to death Every year is getting shorter, nev er seem t o find the time Plans that either come to nought, or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the Eng lish way T he time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something m ore to say Breathe (reprise) Home, home again I like to be her e when I can\ nWhen I come home cold and tired It's good to warm my b ones beside th e fire Far away across the fields The tolling of the iron bell Call s the faithful to their knees To hear the softly spok en magic spells 07:05
04 The Great Gig In The Sky The Great Gig In The Sky (Wright) 04:47
05 Money Money (Waters) Money, get away Get a good job with more pay and you're O.K. Money, it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream, Think I'll buy me a fo o tball team Money, get back I'm all right jack, keep your hands o ff my stack. Money, it's a hit Don't give me that do goody good bul lsh it I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set And I think I n eed a Lear jet Money, it's a crime Share it fairly, but don't take a slice of my pie Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today\ nBut if you ask for a rise, it's no surprise that they're givi ng none away 06:23
06 Us And Them Us And Them (Waters, Wright) Us and them And after all we're only ordinary men Me and you God only knows it's not what we would choose to do Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died Th e General sat, and the lines on the map moved from side to side B la ck and blue And who knows which is which and who is who Up and do wn\ nAnd in the end it's only round and round And round Haven't yo u he ard it's a battle of words the poster bearer cried Listen son, said the man with the gun There's room for you inside Down and Ou t It can't be helped but there's a lot of it about With, without A nd who' ll deny it's what the fighting's all about Out of the way, it's a b usy day I've got things on my mind For want of the price of tea and a slice The old man died 07:48
07 Any Colour You Like Any Colour You Like (Gilmour, Mason, Wright) 03:25
08 Brain Damage Brain Damage (Waters) The lunatic is on the grass The lunatic is on the grass Remembering games and dailsy chains and laughs Got to ke ep the loonies on the path The lunatic is in the hall The lunatic s are in my hall The paper holds their folded faces to the floor An d every day the paper boy brings more And if the dam breaks open m any years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill And if you r he ad explodes with dark forebodings too I'll see you on the dark s ide o f the moon The lunatic is in my head The lunatic is in my he ad Yo u raise the blade, you make the change You re-arrange me 'til I'm san e You lock the door And throw away the key There's someone in my he ad but it's not me And if the cloud bursts, thunder in you r ear Yo u shout and no one seems to hear And if the band you're in starts pla ying different tunes I'll see you on the dark side of the moon 03:50
09 Eclipse Eclipse (Waters) All that you touch And all that you see All that you taste All you feel And all that you love And all that you hate All you distrust All you save And all that you give And all that you deal And all that you buy beg, borrow or steal And all you cr ea te And all you destroy And all that you do And all that you say An d all that you eat And everyone you meet And all that you sligh t An d everyone you fight And all that is now And all that is gone And a ll that's to come and everything under the sun is in tune bu t the su n is eclipsed by the moon 02:06
Personal Details
Rating 9
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
Guest(s) Doris Troy
Release Date Tuesday, July 07, 1987
Original Year 1973

Digital Remaster DIGVIS 2000

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar, VCS3 synthesizer); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards, VCS3 synthesizer); Roger Waters (vocals, VCS3 synthesizer, bass, tape effects); Nick Mason (percussion, tape effects).
Additional personnel: Clare Torry (vocals); Dick Parry (saxophone); Doris Troy, Leslie Duncan, Liza Strike, Barry St. John (background vocals).

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England between June 1972 and January 1973.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was a benchmark record. It turned the musical world on its ear with a hitherto unseen combination of sounds, and changed things considerably for Pink Floyd. For this project, Pink Floyd resurrected older and unfinished numbers, some of which came from the multitude of soundtracks the band members had previously worked on. The film "Zabriskie Point," a study of American materialism from a foreigner's perspective, provided "Us And Them" (originally titled "The Violence Sequence"). Waters rewrote "Breathe" after its appearance on his and avant-garde composer Ron Geesin's score for "The Body," a surreal medical documentary.

Floyd and their long-time engineer, Alan Parsons, used a multitude of sound effects--from stereophonically-projected footsteps and planes flying overhead ("On The Run") to a roomful of ringing clocks ("Time"). Further adding to the record's mystique, barely audible spoken passages were sprinkled throughout--a result of hours interviewing random Abbey Road occupants about their views on insanity, violence and death. Floyd must have struck a nerve; DARK SIDE OF THE MOON remained on Billboard's albums chart for an astounding fourteen years. It made Pink Floyd a household name, elevating them to the level of the Rolling Stones and The Who in the rock pantheon.