Dark Side of the Rainbow

I think if I was to name my favorite album of all time, I would have to say it is Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘. It’s an album I just keep coming back to. It’s got a timeless quality about it.
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The Album features in the Guinness Book of Records for being in the charts longer than any other album in history (741 consecutive weeks (14 years) in Billboard Top 200). It was also voted ‘Best Album to have sex to‘ by Australian Radio listeners in 1990, and in 2006 it was voted “My Favourite Album” by viewers and listeners to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

A few years ago I found out about ‘Dark Side of the Rainbow‘. That you can synch up the album to the ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Film. The effect is created when you un-pause the CD when the black-and-white MGM lion roars for the third time in the movie.

The Wizard of Oz film was made in 1939, Dark Side of the Moon was produced in 1973, and despite this, there are over 100 moments of synchronicity. Pink Floyd claim that this is just a coincidence and was not their intention.

It amazes me that the music and lyrics for the album were written in only seven weeks, while the band were preparing for a tour.

The video below features the ‘Great Gig in the Sky’ song, one of my favorite ‘..Rainbow’ moments. Incidentally, the singer, Clare Torry, was only paid a double standard session wage for her singing (£30), given she recorded it on a Sunday.


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