Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon [Immersion Edition] (6-CD)

The Dark Side of the Moon [Immersion Edition]
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released:
  • Label: Capitol

Description by OLDIES.com:

DISC 1 - CD 1:

The Dark Side of the Moon digitally remastered by James Guthrie 2011

DISC 2 - CD 2:

The Dark Side of the Moon performed live at Wembley in 1974 (2011 Mix and previously unreleased)

DISC 3 - DVD 1, ALL AUDIO:

  • The Dark Side of the Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps and 640kbps
  • The Dark Side of the Moon, Quad Mix (engineer Alan Parsons, previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape in 1973) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps and 640kbps
  • The Dark Side of the Moon, PCM Stereo mix (as per disc 1)

DISC 4 - DVD 2, ALL AUDIO VISUAL:

Live In Brighton 1972:

  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased on DVD)

The Dark Side of the Moon, 2003 documentary (25 min EPK)

Concert Screen Films (60 min total):

  • British Tour 1973
  • French Tour 1974
  • North American Tour 1975

Screen films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound

DISC 5 - BLURAY, AUDIO+AUDIO VISUAL

AUDIO: The Dark Side of the Moon, James Guthrie 2003 5.1 Surround Mix (previously released only on SACD) in highest resolution audio at 96kHz / 24-bit
AUDIO: The Dark Side of the Moon original stereo mix (1973) 96kHz / 24-bit
AUDIO VISUAL: Live In Brighton 1972:

  • Careful With That Axe, Eugene (previously unreleased on DVD/BluRay)
  • Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (previously unreleased)

AUDIO VISUAL: The Dark Side of the Moon, 2003 documentary (EPK)

AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films (5.1 Surround Mix 48kHz / 24-bit):

  • British Tour 1973
  • French Tour 1974
  • North American Tour 1975

AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films (High Resolution Stereo Mix 48kHz / 24-bit):

  • British Tour 1973
  • French Tour 1974
  • North American Tour 1975

DISC 6 - CD 3:

  • The Dark Side of the Moon Alan Parsons 1972 Original Album Mix (previously unreleased)
  • The Hard Way (from 'Household Objects' project)
  • Us And Them, Richard Wright Demo (previously unreleased)
  • The Travel Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased)
  • The Mortality Sequence, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased)
  • Any Colour You Like, live from Brighton June 1972 (previously unreleased)
  • The Travel Sequence, studio recording 1972 (previously unreleased)
  • Money, Roger Waters' demo (previously unreleased)

PLUS

  • 40 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson
  • Exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky
  • 27cm x 27cm Exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print
  • 5 x Collectors' Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson
  • Replica of The Dark Side of the Moon Tour Ticket
  • Replica of The Dark Side of the Moon Backstage Pass
  • Scarf
  • 3 x Black marbles
  • 9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches
  • 4-8 page credits booklet
  • Entertainment Reviews:

    Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.110
    Ranked #43 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...One of the best-produced rock albums ever..."
    Rolling Stone - 5/24/73, p.57
    "...The sound is lush and multi-layered while remaining clear and well-structured....a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement....the excellence of a superb performance..."
    Q - 10/94, p.137
    4 Stars - Excellent
    Uncut - 5/03, p.112
    4 stars out of 5 - "...The subdued, darkly muttering, sombrely somnolent music of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON startles....An achievement of considerable merit..."
    NME (Magazine) - 3/20/93, p.33
    8 - Excellent - "...although everything your punk rock elder brother said was undeniably true, it doesn't take a great mental leap to achieve the mind-set of the pot-smoking philosophy student and pronounce this album a super-sensory classic..."

    Tracks on Disc 1:

    • 1.Speak to Me [2011 Remaster]
    • 2.Breathe (In the Air) [2011 - Remaster]
    • 3.On the Run [2011 Remaster]
    • 4.Time [2011 Remaster]
    • 5.The Great Gig in the Sky [2011 Remaster]
    • 6.Money [2011 Remaster]
    • 7.Us and Them [2011 Remaster]
    • 8.Any Colour You Like [2011 Remaster]
    • 9.Brain Damage [2011 Remaster]
    • 10.Eclipse [2011 Remaster]

    Tracks on Disc 2:

    • 1.Speak to Me [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 2.Breathe (In the Air) [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 3.On the Run [Live At Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 4.Time [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 5.Great Gig in the Sky [Live at Wembley 1974], The - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 6.Money [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 7.Us and Them [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 8.Any Colour You Like [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 9.Brain Damage [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)
    • 10.Eclipse [Live at Wembley 1974] - (previously unreleased, live)

    Tracks on Disc 3:

    • 1.Speak to Me [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 2.Breathe (In the Air) [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 3.On the Run [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 4.Time [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 5.Great Gig in the Sky [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps], The (remix)
    • 6.Money [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 7.Us and Them [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 8.Any Colour You Like [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 9.Brain Damage [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 10.Eclipse [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 11.Speak to Me [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 12.Breathe (In the Air) [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 13.On the Run [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 14.Time [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 15.Great Gig in the Sky [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps], The (remix)
    • 16.Money [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 17.Us and Them [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 18.Any Colour You Like [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 19.Brain Damage [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 20.Eclipse [5.1 Surround Mix - 2003 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 21.Speak to Me [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered In 2011] (remix)
    • 22.Breathe (In the Air) [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 23.On the Run [Lpcm Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered In 2011] (remix)
    • 24.Time [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 25.Great Gig in the Sky [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011], The (remix)
    • 26.Money [Lpcm Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 27.Us and Them [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 28.Any Colour You Like [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 29.Brain Damage [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 30.Eclipse [LPCM Stereo Mix - 1973 - Remastered in 2011] (remix)
    • 31.Speak to Me [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 32.Breathe (In the Air) [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 33.On the Run [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 34.Time [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 35.Great Gig in the Sky [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps], The (remix)
    • 36.Money [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 37.Us and Them [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 38.Any Colour You Like [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 39.Brain Damage [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 40.Eclipse [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 448 Kbps] (remix)
    • 41.Speak to Me [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 42.Breathe (In the Air) [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 43.On the Run [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 44.Time [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 45.Great Gig in the Sky [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps], The (remix)
    • 46.Money [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 47.Us and Them [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 48.Any Colour You Like [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 49.Brain Damage [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)
    • 50.Eclipse [4.0 Quad Mix -1973 - 640 Kbps] (remix)

    Tracks on Disc 4:

    • 1.Careful with That Axe Eugene [Live in Brighton 1972] - (live)
    • 2.Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun [Live in Brighton 1972] - (live)
    • 3.The Dark Side of the Moon 2003 Documentary
    • 4.Speak to Me [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 5.On the Run [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 6.Time [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 7.Money [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 8.Brain Damage [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 9.Eclipse [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 10.Speak to Me [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 11.On the Run [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 12.Time [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 13.Great Gig in the Sky [French Tour 1974], The - (live)
    • 14.Money [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 15.Assorted Lunatics [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 16.Brain Damage [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 17.Eclipse [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 18.Speak to Me [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 19.On the Run [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 20.Time [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 21.Great Gig in the Sky [North American Tour 1975], The - (live)
    • 22.Money [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 23.Us and Them [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 24.Eclipse [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 25.Speak to Me [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 26.On the Run [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 27.Time [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 28.Money [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 29.Brain Damage [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 30.Eclipse [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 31.Speak to Me [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 32.On the Run [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 33.Time [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 34.Great Gig in the Sky [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps], The - (live)
    • 35.Money [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 36.Assorted Lunatics [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 37.Brain Damage [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 38.Eclipse [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 39.Speak to Me [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 40.On the Run [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 41.Time [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 42.Great Gig in the Sky [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps], The - (live)
    • 43.Money [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 44.Us and Them [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 45.Eclipse [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)

    Tracks on Disc 5:

    • 1.Speak to Me [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 2.Breathe (In the Air) [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 3.On the Run [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 4.Time [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 5.Great Gig in the Sky [5.1 Surround Mix, The (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 6.Money [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 7.Us and Them [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 8.Any Colour You Like [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 9.Brain Damage [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 10.Eclipse [5.1 Surround Mix (2003) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 11.Speak to Me [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96khz/24 Bit)
    • 12.Breathe (In the Air) [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 13.On the Run [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96khz/24 Bit)
    • 14.Time [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit)
    • 15.Great Gig in the Sky [Original Stereo Mix, The (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit)
    • 16.Money [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 17.Us and Them [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 18.Any Colour You Like [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 19.Brain Damage [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 20.Eclipse [Original Stereo Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit]
    • 21.Speak to Me [4.0 Quad Mix (1973] 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 22.Breathe (In the Air) [4.0 Quad Mix [1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 23.On the Run [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 24.Time [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 25.Great Gig in the Sky [4.0 Quad Mix, The (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 26.Money [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 27.Us and Them [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 28.Any Colour You Like [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 29.Brain Damage [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 30.Eclipse [4.0 Quad Mix (1973) 96KHz/24 Bit] - (remix)
    • 31.Careful with That Axe Eugene [Live in Brighton 1972] - (live)
    • 32.Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun [Live in Brighton 1972] - (live)
    • 33.The Dark Side of the Moon Documentary
    • 34.Speak to Me [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 35.On the Run [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 36.Time [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 37.Money [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 38.Brain Damage [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 39.Eclipse [British Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 40.Speak to Me [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 41.On the Run [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 42.Time [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 43.Great Gig in the Sky [French Tour 1974], The - (live)
    • 44.Money [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 45.Assorted Lunatics [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 46.Brain Damage [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 47.Eclipse [French Tour 1974] - (live)
    • 48.Speak to Me [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 49.On the Run [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 50.Time [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 51.Great Gig in the Sky [North American Tour 1975], The - (live)
    • 52.Money [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 53.Us and Them [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 54.Eclipse [North American Tour 1975] - (live)
    • 55.Speak to Me [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 56.On the Run [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 57.Time [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 58.Money [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 59.Brain Damage [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 60.Eclipse [British Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 61.Speak to Me [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 62.On the Run [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 63.Time [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 64.Great Gig in the Sky [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps], The - (live)
    • 65.Money [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 66.Assorted Lunatics [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 67.Brain Damage [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 68.Eclipse [French Tour 1974] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 69.Speak to Me [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 70.On the Run [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 71.Time [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 72.Great Gig in the Sky [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps], The - (live)
    • 73.Money [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 74.Us and Them [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)
    • 75.Eclipse [North American Tour 1975] [5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital at 448 Kbps] - (live)

    Tracks on Disc 6:

    • 1.Breathe (In the Air) [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 2.On the Run [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 3.Time [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 4.Great Gig in the Sky [Early Mix, The (1972)] - (remix)
    • 5.Money [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 6.Us and Them [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 7.Any Colour You Like [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 8.Brain Damage [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 9.Eclipse [Early Mix (1972)] - (remix)
    • 10.The Hard Way [From "Household Objects"]
    • 11.Us and Them [Richard Wright Demo]
    • 12.Travel Sequence [Live in Brighton June 1972], The - (live)
    • 13.Mortality Sequence [Live in Brighton June 1972], The - (live)
    • 14.Any Colour You Like [Live in Brighton June 1972] - (live)
    • 15.Travel Sequence [Previously Unreleased Studio Recording], The - (previously unreleased)
    • 16.Money [Roger Waters Demo]

    Product Description:

    Personnel: David Gilmour (vocals, guitars); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters (vocals, bass guitar); Nick Mason (percussion); Damon Iddins, Andy Jackson (loops); Doris Troy, Lesley Duncan, Liza Strike, Venetta Fields, Barry St. John, Carlena Williams (background vocals).
    Additional personnel: Joel Plante, James Guthrie .
    Audio Mixers: Damon Iddins; Andy Jackson.
    Audio Remasterer: Andy Jackson.
    Liner Note Author: Storm Thorgerson.
    Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (06/1972); Brighton (06/1972); The Brighton Dome, UK (06/1972); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (06/1972); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/1972-01/1973); Brighton (06/1972-01/1973); The Brighton Dome, UK (06/1972-01/1973); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (06/1972-01/1973); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/29/1972); Brighton (06/29/1972); The Brighton Dome, UK (06/29/1972); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (06/29/1972); Abbey Road Studios, London (10/1973); Brighton (10/1973); The Brighton Dome, UK (10/1973); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (10/1973); Abbey Road Studios, London (11/1974); Brighton (11/1974); The Brighton Dome, UK (11/1974); The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (11/1974).
    Animation: Ian Emes.
    Directors: Peter Medak; Barry Chattington.
    Editors: Gavin Elder; Andrew Mason.
    Photographers: Rupert Truman; Hipgnosis; Storm Thorgerson; Jill Furmanovsky; Tony May.
    By condensing the sonic explorations of Meddle to actual songs and adding a lush, immaculate production to their trippiest instrumental sections, Pink Floyd inadvertently designed their commercial breakthrough with Dark Side of the Moon. The primary revelation of Dark Side of the Moon is what a little focus does for the band. Roger Waters wrote a series of songs about mundane, everyday details which aren't that impressive by themselves, but when given the sonic backdrop of Floyd's slow, atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, they achieve an emotional resonance. But what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music, which evolves from ponderous, neo-psychedelic art rock to jazz fusion and blues-rock before turning back to psychedelia. It's dense with detail, but leisurely paced, creating its own dark, haunting world. Pink Floyd may have better albums than Dark Side of the Moon, but no other record defines them quite as well as this one. [The Immersion Edition is the name Pink Floyd invented for their massive, mega-deluxe single-album reissue campaign, inaugurating the series with a six-disc box set of Dark Side of the Moon in the fall of 2011. Previously reluctant to open their vaults, Floyd now overcompensate with a ludicrously lavish box that truly does immerse a listener within the album's world. The original album, remastered again in 2011 by James Guthrie, accounts for the first disc, along with the first DVD-Audio that contains Guthrie's 5.1 mix from 2003, and Alan Parsons' quadraphonic mix from 1973, never before reissued. Also never issued officially is the Floyd's live set from Wembley in 1974, here as a second CD, nor has Parsons' original 1972 mix, issued here on an exclusive CD that also contains "The Hard Way," from the abandoned Household Objects album, live versions of blueprints for Dark Side in "Any Colour You Like," "The Mortality Sequence," and "The Travel Sequence," the latter also present in a studio version, and demos of "Us and Them" and "Money." All this doesn't account for the books, the collector cards and prints, the backstage and ticket replicas, the coasters and scarf that push this set to the cusp of parody while retaining a sense of silken indulgence for the dedicated Floyd fan. As nice as the packaging is, the real news of the set is the bonus audio: the live concert is excellent, the Parsons mix is notably different in parts - particularly during extended instrumental sections on "The Great Gig in the Sky," "Us and Them," "Any Colour You Like," and "Brain Damage" -- and the skeletal demos, along with the live run-throughs, contain the thrill of hearing an overly familiar piece at its tentative origin. Whether this is worth over a hundred dollars is totally up to the listener but for those who invest, they won't be disappointed in immersing themselves in this super-deluxe box.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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