Saturday, March 14, 2015

1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

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"The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is on the grass. Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs. Got to keep the loonies on the path."

"The lunatic is in the hall. The lunatics are in my hall. The paper holds their folded faces to the floor. And everyday the paper boy brings more." Brain Damage

"All you create, all you destroy, all that you do, all that you say. All that you eat, and everyone you meet, all that you slight, and everyone you fight.
All that is now, all that is gone, all that's to come, and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon." Eclipse

Here's The Dark Side of the Moon original album cover art design.

No. 2, Billboard, The 300 Best-Selling Albums of All Time; No. 7, Rate Your Music, The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time;  No. 9, The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000; 
No. 37, Entertainment Weekly, 100 Greatest Albums Ever; No. 43 Rolling Stone, The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

No. 1, Music Radar, The 50 Greatest Album Covers of All Time; No. 35 Rolling Stone, The 100 Greatest Album Covers.

Original album cover art by Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell), illustration by George Hardie. Album produced by Pink Floyd. Harvest 1973.

The Dark Side of the Moon cover art created intrigue when the album landed in record stores in March 1973. At the time, Pink Floyd was on the cusp of becoming a mainstream success
with a growing fan base. The cover, depicting white light passing through a prism to form the bright colours of the spectrum against a stunning black field, invited listeners
to explore the music inside — and still does today. The mystery began after you heard the mind-blowing music on the album coupled with bassist Roger Waters’s
deeply personal lyrics exploring themes of alienation, loss, and materialism.

The Dark Side of the Moon is invariably hailed as one of the greatest and most influential albums ever — certainly a defining moment
of the progressive rock genre. And the mystery of the cover art remains today. Like all good art, the cover
(not to mention the music) remains open to interpretation — a dark, impenetrable symbol
 of the enduring power of music. Full article

(A) Speak to Me - Breathe - On the Run - Time - The Great Gig in the Sky

(B) Money - Us and Them - Any Colour You Like - Brain Damage/Eclipse

"Brain Damage/Eclipse" live from EzzO ShoW on YouTube.

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