Pink Floyd's Dark Side reggae style - live
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 08 April 2004

The excellent reggae-style reading of Pink Floyd's classic album, Dark Side Of The Moon, is being taken on the road again, this time to the UK.

The Easy Star All-Stars are bringing their unique reading of the album back to its country of origin, and will be performing it in its entirety on the following dates:

    * July 29th - Kendal
    * July 30th - London Cargo
    * July 31st - Brighton Dome
    * August 1st - The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

The All-Stars have already performed the album live, in shows around the US in 2003, to much critical acclaim. The album itself has spent over one year on Billboard's Reggae Chart, buoyed by airplay at Radiohead concerts, and word of mouth - not least from celebrity fans such as Clare Torry, who sang on the original Pink Floyd version of the album.

One of the project's goals, according to guitarist Michael G, "has been to introduce reggae to more people, by using it to turn something familiar into something entirely fresh and different."

Check out our review of the album. Definitely should be an interesting show - Brain Damage will be reporting back from one of the UK concerts, having been bowled over by the All-Stars on record. Our thanks to Eric at Easy Star for letting us know about these shows...