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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.59 | 3002 ratings

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octopus-4
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5 stars I wanto to avoid speaking about the incredible success of this album, so I'll try to review it forgetting that it has been a milestone in the world's music history.

A heartbeat grows. Every little sound effect is in the right place. A vocalist is the connection between the heartbeat and the bass on BREATHE.

Eminor-A thos two chords are nothing special, but the combination of sounds and effects makes this song unique. Also the sound quality (in 1973) is incredible. The lyrics are very inspired. ON THE RUN is a rare example of electronic music and it's probably the origin of the typical FLOYD's style in mixing keyboard and sound effects that has its top in The Wall. It's possible to see the birth of this piece in the extended version of Pink Floyd at Pompeii.

This introduces TIME, that starts with Clocks and rings, then a tic-tac is covered with Roto-toms and percussions in a long introduction to a song that has one of the most dramatic lyrics in Floyd's story, then the BREATHE REPRISE closes the circle and finish with an unusual chord sequence that brings to the Bminor of THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY. The legend (but Nick Mason confirmed it in his book INSIDE OUT) says that Clare Torry went to an audition and sang on the base so well that the first recording was also the last !

The second side of the Vinyl begins with Money. I remember a review in 1973 that described this song as a hard-rock piece very unusual in Floyd's music. The reviewer didn't know THE NILE SONG.... The Bass base is the most characterstic thing in this song, but what is remarkable is the strange vibrato effect combined by keyboard and guitar. Unforgettable is the SAX riff in the middle.

Dick Morrisey's sax on US AND THEM makes it special. This is another unforgettable song.

The final part is in my opinion the weakest. ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE, BRAIN DAMAGE and ECLIPSE are good songs, but normal compared to the exceptional quality of the rest.

After 35 years I still have to find another album like this

octopus-4 | 5/5 |

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