On March 1, 1973.

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On March 1, 1973, “Harvest” label released “The Dark Side of the Moon”, the eighth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded June 1972 – January 1973, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London,  engineered by Alan Parsons and produced by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Roger Waters. The album cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson. The album topped the “Billboard  Top LPs & Tapes” chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated of more than 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums in the history of modern music. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Dark Side of the Moon” at number 43 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2006,NME” magazine readers ranked the album at number 8 in their “Best Album of All Time” online poll. “The Dark Side of the Moon” was rated at number 29 in “The Observer’s” 2006 list of “The 50 Albums That Changed Music” and 37th in “The Guardian’s” 1997 list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel

  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, VCS 3
  • Nick Mason– percussion, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– keyboards, vocals, VCS 3
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals, VCS 3, tape effects
  • Dick Parry– saxophone
  • Clare Torry– vocals
  • Doris Troy– backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals

Track listing

  1. Speak to Me – Nick Mason, Roger Waters
  2. Breathe – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. On the Run – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  4. Time – Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky – Richard Wright, Clare Torry
  6. Money – Roger Waters
  7. Us and Them – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  8. Any Colour you Like – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wight
  9. Brain Damage – Roger Waters
  10. Eclipse – Roger Waters
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