The DS40 Site

I wanted to know more about one of my favourite albums and the 2nd best selling record of all time. I found a lot, maybe here you’ll find out things you didn’t know about it too…

For me there were unanswered questions about the ideas behind the music and the concept, “the idea”; about the genesis of the music over time, crammed into a few weeks in late 1971 and nurtured over the 15 months through to March ’73; and the key events and locations, that helped make it. And now, how it sounds on early CDs.

Thedarksideofthemoon.co.uk is about why The Dark Side Of The Moon has been so loved and so successful, where the sparks came from. The history ought not be confused with nostalgia: it’s not about revering the past but is about inspiring the present. I want this to be a celebration, in which the history revels itself and enriches the future. Plus, it’s fun.

For its 40th birthday in March 2013, we’re taking time to reflect on, learn more, enjoy, and share The Dark Side Of The Moon. Together, you’ll find surprises along the way…

Thanks, and enjoy.

The Curator

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2 Responses to The DS40 Site

  1. Ray West says:

    Hello there..great idea to assemble such a site as this, as, the Brighton Dome connection with the Floyd not too well publicized as it should be. I would hope also that there would be a book commemorating the Pink Floyd association with Brighton and the Dome. Had visited your area of the UK last September-got as far as Arundel Castle & Portsmouth, but, alas, was not able to get over to Brighton. Shame that is..
    Continued success on this continuing build-up on the site & yes, I highly support what historical significances you are attempting!
    From Calgary, Canada, & a huge Floyd fan to boot, thanks so much for letting me have some input into this. Nicely considered on your part..bravo!
    “..I’ll see you on the dark side of the ‘Dome..”
    Sincerely with best regards,
    Ray West.

  2. Nick Mason is ‘absolutely in the right!’

    For the record, Pink Floyd band members have called any link of “Dark Side of the Moon” to “The Wizard of Oz” pure nonsense. But drummer Nick Mason couldn’t resist adding, “It was all based on ‘The Sound of Music.

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