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Dark Side of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

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Dark Side of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

Dark Side of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

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This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's legendary album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Below you'll find a few selections from the Dark Side along with some of the many variations and tributes that have appeared over the years.

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Dark Side of the Moon: 30th Anniversary

Dark Side of the Moon

Speak to Me/Breathe

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Speak to Me/Breathe

  • from Dark Side of the Moon
  • by Pink Floyd

The opening track fades in slowly before erupting with David Gilmour's slide guitar. It's a pedal steel Gilmour bought at a pawnshop in Seattle in 1968.

Dark Side of the Moon

The Great Gig in the Sky

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The Great Gig in the Sky

  • from Dark Side of the Moon
  • by Pink Floyd

Claire Torry is the vocalist for this song. Apart from some hints from the band, she improvised the melody and recorded a half a dozen variations. The final song heard here is a compilation of the best parts from each take.

Dark Side of the Moon

Money

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Money

  • from Dark Side of the Moon
  • by Pink Floyd

"Money" was built around the bass line. The song follows traditional blues chord progressions. But it's anchored by an odd, 7-4 rhythm. To create the cash register rhythm, the band recorded the different sounds on analog tape, cut the pieces together and made a giant loop.

Dark Side of the Moon

Breathe

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Breathe

  • from Dark Side of the Moon
  • by Roger Waters

This version of "Breathe" is from Roger Waters' 1970 solo album, Music From the Body. It was an early take on the familiar classic, recorded a couple of years before the band began working on Dark Side.

Dub Side of the Moon

Breathe

  • from Dub Side of the Moon
  • by Easy Star All Stars

Released in early 2003, this is a meticulously crafted reggae version of the original album, from the Easy Star All Stars.

Dark Side of the Moon

Any Color You Like

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Any Color You Like

  • from Dark Side of the Moon
  • by The Section

Performed by the string quartet, The Section, this version of Dark Side of the Moon was released to celebrate the original album's 30th anniversary.

Pickin' On Floyd

Breathe

  • from Pickin' On Floyd
  • by Various (Pink Floyd)

This tribute features a number of Pink Floyd favorites performed bluegrass style, including two tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon: "Money" and "Breathe."

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