New Storm Thorgerson artwork on Dark Side book cover
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 02 August 2005

In our previous news stories about John Harris's eagerly anticipated book, "The Making Of The Pink Floyd Masterpiece, The Dark Side of The Moon" (most recently on May 1st), we've just been sent the final cover image by the publishers.

The hardback book is an indepth analysis of the album, and is due for release at the end of September/start of October. It has been designed by Storm Thorgerson and his team, and the highly detailed cover is typical of their great work. The glass marble casting a shadow will no doubt be cause for much debate!

We provided some assistance to John with the development of the book, earlier this year, and from what we know of the contents, it sounds like it's going to be a worthy addition to the book shelves!

Here's what the publishers say about the book:

"A behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the making of one of the greatest sonic masterpieces and most commercially successful albums of all time, Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most beloved albums of all time.

"A sonically stunning exploration into dark themes of madness, death, anxiety, and alienation, it has sold a staggering 30 million copies worldwide, and continues to sell 250,000 copies a year. Besides being perhaps the most fully realized and elegant concept album ever recorded, The Dark Side of the Moon was also one of the most technically advanced LPs of its day. It has aged remarkably well and still sounds as contemporary and cutting edge as it did on the day it was released.

"A perfect blend of studio wizardry and fearless innovation, The Dark Side of the Moon is illuminated by John Harris's exploration of the band's fractured history, his narrative skill, and his deft exploration of the album's legacy, such as its massive influence on bands like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails.

"Drawing on original, new interviews with every member of the band - bassist and chief songwriter Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, keyboardist Rick Wright, and drummer Nick Mason - The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans who desire to know more about one of the most timeless, compelling, commercially successful, and mysterious albums ever made."