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30th Anniversary Edition - EMI Press Release


'The Dark Side Of The Moon' 30th Anniversary edition reissued on Hybrid SACD in 5.1 surround sound

On 24th March 2003, EMI Records are pleased to announce the release of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' on Super Audio CD (SACD) format, to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the title. This marks the first time Pink Floyd's seminal recording will be presented in full 5.1 surround sound.

'The Dark Side Of The Moon' has had a phenomenal impact since it was first released on 24th March, 1973. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest British rock albums of all time, 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' remains a truly extraordinary recording, notching up sales in excess of a staggering 30 million worldwide to date.

To create the first 5.1 surround sound mix of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', long time Pink Floyd producer/engineer James Guthrie utilized the 16-track tapes from the original recording sessions, remastering the tracks on custom-built electronics before final transferring to SACD format. The results are hugely impressive, retaining the spellbinding atmosphere of the original analog recordings whilst faithfully capturing the full dynamic evocative range of Pink Floyd's intricately layered music.

The listener will have two disc layers to choose from. The first layer contains the album playable on any CD system. The second includes a high resolution stereo version, plus a 5.1 surround sound mix that plays on SACD-compatible DVD players and home theatre systems. Both layers employ SACD's Direct Stream Digital (DSD) encoding process that samples the music 64 times faster than CD for unprecedented sound quality.

The 30th Anniversary release of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' will be presented with a newly artworked prism, created by original sleeve artist and renowned designer, Storm Thorgerson.

The vinyl album will have the original prism on a black background cover, and will include the two posters and sticker postcard as per the original release.

© 2003 EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

30th Anniversary Edition - Tracks and Credits

Track listing:

    SPEAK TO ME (Mason)
    BREATHE (Waters, Gilmour, Wright)
    ON THE RUN (Gilmour, Waters)
    TIME (Mason, Waters, Wright, Gilmour)
    THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY (Wright)
    MONEY (Waters)
    US AND THEM (Waters, Wright)
    ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE (Gilmour, Mason, Wright)
    BRAIN DAMAGE (Waters)
    ECLIPSE (Waters)

Personnel and Instruments:

    David Gilmour: Vocals, Guitars, VCS3
    Nick Mason: Percussion, Tape Effects
    Richard Wright: Keyboards, Vocals, VCS3
    Roger Waters: Bass Guitar, Vocals, VCS3, Tape Effects

Production and General Credits:

    Produced by PINK FLOYD
    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
    between June 1972 and January 1973
    Engineer Alan Parsons
    Assistant Peter James
    Mixing supervised by Chris Thomas
    Saxophone on 'Us And Them' and 'Money' by Dick Parry
    Vocals on 'The Great Gig In The Sky' by Clare Torry
    Backing vocals by Doris Troy, Leslie Duncan,
    Liza Strike, Barry St John

30th Anniversary Edition Credits:

    5.1 surround mix by James Guthrie
    Assistant engineer Joel Plante
    5.1 and stereo mastering by Doug Sax and James Guthrie
    Assisted by Joel Plante and Gus Skinas
    Mixed and mastered at das boot recording
    DSD authoring for SACD by Gus Skinas
     
    30th cover design by Storm Thorgerson and Peter Curzon
    with Dan Abbott and Lee Baker
    Front photography by Rupert Truman
    Stained glass by Lead and Light
    Original cover by Hipgnosis
    Graphics and artwork by George Hardie
    Photography by Hipgnosis
    Heartbeat graphic from an idea by Roger Waters
    20th Anniversary cover by Storm Thorgerson
    Photography Tony May
    Graphics by Stylorouge
    Band photos by Hipgnosis and Jill Furmanovsky
    Rayograms by Stylorouge and Chris Craske
 
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