By John Harris

Pink Floyd's The darkish aspect of the Moon (1973) is among the such a lot acclaimed albums of all time. a gorgeous exploration of insanity, demise, anxiousness, and alienation, it remained at the Billboard charts for 724 weeks--the longest consecutive run for an LP ever--and has offered 30 million copies around the world. It nonetheless sells a few area million copies each year. in addition to being possibly rock's such a lot absolutely learned and chic thought album, The darkish aspect of the Moon was once one of the such a lot technically complex documents of its time, completely mixing studio wizardry and fearless innovation. the wealthy tale at the back of The darkish facet of the Moon is now skillfully illuminated by way of acclaimed journalist John Harris's exploration of the album's many secrets and techniques and the band's fractured heritage, together with the psychological cave in of crew founder Syd Barrett. Drawing on unique interviews with bassist and leader lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright, and the album's assisting forged, The darkish aspect of the Moon is a must have for the thousands of dedicated lovers searching for the definitive tale of 1 of the main undying, compelling, and mysterious albums ever made.

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