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Published on Jun 17, 2009
Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon is both a masterpiece and a phenomenon. It is an iconic album with an instantly recognisable sleeve and music that has stood the test of time in the 30 years since its release. It is also one of the best selling albums in history. At the time of writing it has spent an astonishing 1380 weeks on the US Billboard Album Chart thats over 26 years!
There couldnt be a more appropriate album to add to Eagle Visions Classic Album series, especially in this the albums 30th Anniversary year. As usual the main programme includes interviews with all the members of the band: Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason, plus the engineer, Alan Parsons, the designer, Storm Thorgerson, and other people involved in the recording and release of the album.
The programme combines archive footage of Pink Floyd in concert, in the studio and in rehearsal, with video clips, interviews and original demos.
In addition to the 50 minute TV version, broadcast on BBC1 in May, there are over 40 minutes of bonus footage including the following:
Brain Damage. A complete solo acoustic performance by Roger Waters together with his thoughts on the song.
Us And Them. Rick Wright talks about writing the song and plays solo piano, along with excerpts from the full album track.
Breathe. A complete solo acoustic performance by Dave Gilmour.
Gilmours Guitars. Dave Gilmour illustrates the guitar parts from three tracks on the album: Breathe, The Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them.