DSOTM's 40th celebrated this weekend at original pressing plant
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 16 March 2013

Classic Album SundaysClassic Album Sundays and The Old Vinyl Factory are this weekend celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon', with a listening session and guest speakers all in aid of the charity War Child.

The Old Vinyl Factory is the site of the former EMI pressing plant, where the first copies of the album rolled off the presses in March 1973. Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy of Classic Album Sundays will host the event, with guest speakers providing insight and perspective on the record and its production. The album itself will receive an uninterrupted vinyl playback on an exquisite sound system provided by Absolute Sounds: an EAT Forte S Turntable, Constellation amplification and Magico S5 Loudspeakers which should result in a great listening experience.

In addition to this unique event on an historic location, there will be an opportunity for guests to view a new exhibition on the site where EMI, the Gramophone Company and labels such as His Master's Voice were founded during its 90 years of recording history.

The sessions will be hosted in The Vinyl Lounge at The Old Vinyl Factory on Blythe Road, Hayes UB3 1HA today (Saturday 16th) and tomorrow (Sunday 17th). Ticket proceeds will go to the charity War Child and you can get details, and buy tickets, through this link. Please arrive by 6pm to get the whole experience.