Pink Floyd Dark Side 40 years on

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Apr 2013 Pink Floyd Dark Side 40 years on


Pink Floyd and EMI Music marked the 40th anniversary of the original UK release of The Dark Side of The Moon on March 24.

Fans around the world united to turn a specially-designed moon dark. Centred around a global playback of the album on each memory, thought and photo tweeted as fans rediscovered the album will count towards the creation of a dark side of the moon, according to the record company.

Fans all over the world shared thoughts and comments via twitter using #DarkSide40 and witness the impact as the volume of messages combined to turn the moon dark.

Originally released in the UK on March 24, 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon became Pink Floyd’s first No.1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. Since its UK release, the album has spent an astonishing 30 years in the UK album charts.

One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced the iconic album cover artwork by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, after a request for a ‘simple and bold’ design. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Storm Thorgerson and Storm Designs created 14 exclusive new prism designs unveiled daily on The prism designs gradually formed a celebratory poster. The most recent updated version of The Dark Side of The Moon was released in September 2011, and Pink Floyd have sold more than 200 million records worldwide to date.