New issue of Prog magazine features Pink Floyd's TDSOTM
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 01 August 2023

Prog Magazine issue 142 - Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon specialArriving in UK stores on Friday, August 4th (US on sale is September 1st), and available worldwide online is the new issue (issue 142) of the UK's Prog Magazine. Always a great read, this month's issue - as made clear from the striking cover - has a major feature of particular interest to Pink Floyd fans.

As you all know, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year. Following the album's release the band performed two shows at London's Earls Court venue, catapulting themselves into a world of huge arena shows and conceptual albums that would become their trademark. But at the same time it would also prove to be the start of the band's undoing. By the time they performed The Wall in 1980 at the very same venue, the writing was, well... The new issue of Prog explores how "Dark Side changed Pink Floyd forever. Ten years after its release the band were in turmoil..."

Elsewhere in the magazine, John Lees talks about the making of Barclay James Harvest's classic Once Again album while Soft Machine bring everyone up to speed with their brand new album Other Doors, as do prog Eurovision stars Voyager, while Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson tells the magazine about his journey from extreme metal to prog, Nordic folk and beyond.

Plus Arjen Lucassen, The Fierce And The Dead, Mystery, Ring Van Möbius, Godsticks, Fate's Warning's Ray Alder, I Am The Manic Whale and Avenged Sevenfold bring us up to speed about their new albums and they review live gigs from Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree, Roger Waters, Muse and more...

Prog 142 also comes with four Pink Floyd postcards and there's a great 23-track Spirit Of Unicorn Records sampler featuring music from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, John Wetton, DBA, Focus and loads more.

If your local store doesn't stock this magazine, you can get a copy, shipped anywhere in the world, through this direct link. Make sure you pick the correct issue!