Balanced on a knife’s edge between the sonic experimentation of their early work and sing-along stadium rock, it holds up to decades of repeat listens, offering something new each time you put the needle on the record. Each side of the album is a continuous piece of music. The five tracks on each side reflect various stages of human life, beginning and ending with a heartbeat. Recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios with producer Alan Parsons, the recording sessions made use of some of the most advanced studio techniques of the era and to this day stands up as one of the most sonically refined recordings of all time.
Did you know?
The often whispered conspiracy that Dark Side of the Moon was intended to be a soundtrack to the film The Wizard of Oz, is false.
Dark Side of the Moon remained in the Billboard album chart for a staggering 741 weeks.
During recording sessions, Roger Waters recruited the staff of the studio to answer a series of questions printed on flashcards to be used between and under the music. The interviewees were placed in front of a microphone in a darkened studio, and shown such questions as “What’s your favourite colour?” and “What’s your favourite food?”