This is the story, told from the inside by the participants of the creation of a masterpiece. The Dark Side of the Moon is the album that dramatically transformed Pink Floyd from art house favorites to global stadium superstars.
Prior to 1973, Pink Floyd maintained a relentless gigging schedule and by the time they came to record a new album had already created the basis for what would become The Dark Side record. It would be the first album where Roger Waters would supply all the lyrics around the 'concept'. With the timeless qualities of its production and musicality, allied to the evocation of its central themes-alienation, paranoia, madness, war and death, "Dark Side Of the Moon" would become the album that would dominate the '70's and '80's (with a record number of consecutive weeks in the charts). Thirty years later it still strikes a chord with a new generation of music lovers.
This program takes an in-depth look at the making of the 1973 album. All four members of the band Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright are featured in exclusive interviews. Roger, David and Richard play songs and demonstrate themes from the album. Alan Parsons (the original engineer) takes us through the multi track tapes giving a unique insight into the musical fabric of the record and the program is illustrated throughout the archive footage.
"Dark Side Of the Moon" with its combination of great songs, inventive effects and one of the best known sleeves ever, tapped into the world's collective subconscious and became a landmark in Rock history and a truly Classic Album.
Featuring Cuts From:
On the Run
The Great Gig In the Sky
Us and Them
Plus exclusive individual performances by members of the group and interviews with: