What were you doing 40 years ago? Maybe it was a time when life was much simpler, perhaps you were kicking back whilst soaking up the sounds of the 70s. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s album, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. With over 50 million copies sold globally, the album takes us on a journey through the passage of time. The album’s release was an immediate hit, maintaining its place on the charts for 741 weeks. The recording took place at the one-and-only, Abbey Road Studios in London, and at the time using some of the most advanced recording techniques available.
The Dark Side has remained Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful and best-selling albums and is still ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. So what makes the album so unique? The album features a continuous piece of music, only stopping when turning it from side A to B. Beginning with a heartbeat the album represents the different stages of human life, exploring mental illness, stress and anxiety, greed, conflict and even death. Perhaps it’s the combination of these elements with the incredible musical capability of Gilmour, Waters, Wright and Mason that have allowed the album to strike a chord with generations’ post 1973.
If The Dark Side of the Moon has been one of your favourite albums since its release or if you have discovered its magic at a later date, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to re-live the sound when The Pink Floyd Experience return to Australia in July. For more details and tickets to this not-to-be-missed event click here.