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Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.60 | 3960 ratings

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4 stars Speak to me:I consider this piece(with Breathe)as an introduction to the album,as a summary in a book,one hear heartbeats there to begin,who become more marked,then what characterizes the main pieces of album:a clock forTimea machine has under and laughs formoneyand a feminine voice which sings(or rather shouts)forthe great gig in the sky.

Breathe:Inseparable of Speak to me,it is a afterintroduction,its a rather slow piece which makes begin the album gently.

On the run:Only instrumental Piece,one hear there whole sound heap of effects,man who run on a quay of railway station,a woman who speaks in the loudspeaker of the same quay,a reactor of plane EMS VCS3(synthesizer)is very used here,to produce ratherroundsounds.

Time:They enter finally in the deep of subject!An introduction or one hear only sound effects,the man who runs in One the Run,a clock which sounds see very extremely even too very much and that contributes has make a sweltering title of this piece.Always these heartbeats that one hear little on the disc everywhere.The inquisitive voice of Waters makes then its appearance,and sings words which do not leave uninterested.You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today for instance;then passage in the guitar,to railleur incredibly,which goes up as high as the voice of Waters.The resumption of Breathe is rather airplane with a very slow battery and a jerky rhythm.

The Great Gig in the sky: One might as well say things with frankness,as soon as this piece passes under the diamond of my record player,I change face.Its absolutely impossible to me to listen Clare Torry to make its singing exercises throughout this piece,I read that this last was being supposed to do represent death,fright.I really do not see or it fulfils this role. A piece without emotions.

Money:They arrive finally there,the very big,inevitable Money,the interplanetary tube,probably the word which comes has the mind of many people when they announce Pink Floyd...Rightly or wrongly,each has its opinion,for me it is a very good piece, too much mediatized I find... For the similar title,what of better than a machine has under?The similar to clocks inTimeor to sheep of Sheepthis particular style to alloy sound effects and words is clean to Pink Floyd,they find it in no other group!The rhythm of low at the beginning of the piece is absolutely unforgettable,incomparable which were never put forward so much in any other song of period!It is besides the one who makes rhythmics,no guitar here,then come to come along on top the synthesizer of Wright, then the sarcastic voice of Waters and his words always so much in the deep of subject.Come then this nice and long solo to the saxophone which they owe to Dick Parry,the end of this one leaves place in the solo in the guitar of Guilmour,which it that is not common plays rather fast.Useless to specify it once again,a sumptuous solo ;-) all that continues by a new stage of descent or peace returns some instants,to announce once again has the shrill guitar,and Waters which finishes the party in the singing with noise of a person probably transferred which one hear behind.

Us and them:True hymn,this song is a concentrated solution of emotions,at the same time very airplane with these echoes that they hear in every sentence pronouncement,and the voice of Waters which leaves in shoe polish,then this refrain,of an unconvincing potency or Waters all goes out that it has in tripes,triumphal,very.They can really to use word hymn to define this song,with undoubtedly remarkable Dick Parry.To listen this song close your eyes,lengthened preferably,in peace and with words in front of eyes to understand the message which wants to get this song ;-)

Any colour you like:Another instrumental piece,which I consider to be the distinctly upper in others of this album,very technical piece,which asks for a perfect synchronization of instruments,what is perfectly case here,or once again EMS VCS3 is very used.

Brain damage:Title speaks about itself,this one is agreed a homage has Syd,earned by madness 5 years before.They determine of course likeness between this piece and the problems of Syd (Paranoia, Schizophrenia)and sentenceTheres someone in my head but its not mesums up this situation.

Eclipse:This piece represents the end of the album very well,it is of rather special composition since it is made as a whole, as a poem which they recite,the album ends as it began,such a book which closes again,with the heartbeats of a heart and by this quotation which marked the band:There is no Dark Side of the Moon really.. Matter of fact; it's all dark

In summary,veils a good album of Floyd,there were the worst but also the best.Difficult however to criticize this album when they know that it is even the 5th album most sold by all time and this worldwide today with about 800 weeks in top 200 U.S and around thirty million sold albums.Its really the album that revelate to the general public Pink Floyd and title Money is the representative.There remains for me a very overrated album,others are much better but did not have this success...

Legionnary | 4/5 |


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