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CLASSIC ALBUMS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.07 | 174 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars This is a very good documentary about the making of PINK FLOYD`s "The Dark Side of the Moon" album. This is another official video like the one the band did for their "Wish You Were Here" album. It has interviews done with David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Storm Thorgerson, Alan Parsons and others. It shows an almost track by track (the two exceptions are "Speak to Me" and "Any Colour You Like") description and explanation of how the songs were conceived, and sometimes Waters (the lyricist and the main creator of the concept of the album) gives some explanations about the meaning of the lyrics. It is also a good video because despite the split with Waters in 1985, each member of the band has very good memories about the making of the album, saying that the band was really working as a band and as a team while recording the album, and there are even some good commentaries about each other member`s talents (Gilmour says that the main force behind the album was Waters; Waters praises Wright`s keyboard parts and compositions particularly in "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them"; Waters praises the combination of Gilmour and Wright`s vocals; Mason says that the band worked then very well together...). Recording engineer Alan Parsons (why the band did not carry on working with him after this album? This is one of their best recorded albums, in my opinion) is also praised for his work in the album, and he also explains some technical things about the recording of the album. Storm Thorgerson explains how he designed the album`s cover. Waters says that the band still worked very well for this album because they still had the same goals ("to become rich and famous"). As a whole, the interviews are very entertaining, showing personal harmony between the four musicians despite their old legal disputes which derived from the split of Waters in 1985. And this documentary really shows why this album is still very respected since being released in 1973. It still is very relevant despite the passing of time.
Guillermo | 4/5 |

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