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Blu-ray of Pink Floyd doc "Classic Albums: Making of DSOTM" Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the MoonAugust 26th 2013 sees a blu-ray release of Eagle Vision's "Classic Albums: The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon". This is part of Eagle Vision's new SD Blu-ray range which presents upscaled standard definition original material with uncompressed stereo for what they maintain is the best possible quality.

Released ten years ago on DVD (and our review can still be seen here), the programme is a truly fascinating look at the creation of the band's 1973 masterpiece. If you've yet to see it, you really are in for a treat!

The documentary is full of great surprises. Things kick off in great style with the original studio rehearsals of Breathe, followed by David picking out the song on a guitar in his studio, Richard demonstrating certain key chords, Alan Parsons showing how David's double tracked vocals were created, and ending with audio and video of the end of Breathe and the start of On The Run (then called "The Travel Sequence" or "Travel") from the very first live performance (Brighton, England on 20th January 1972)!

This sets the scene for the rest of the album, with plenty of lovely contemporary recreations of songs or parts of songs, by David, Roger and Richard, alongside original demos of the tracks, dusted off for us to hear. It is also fascinating to see the intricacies of the recording process, and the number of layers of instrumentation involved in the overall "sound" of the album.

At present, the only online retailer that we've found offering this title is August 26th 2013 is Amazon UK, who are offering the title as a pre-order at a pretty decent price. As other retailers list this, we will update this news item.

 
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