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Actually, at the time of its first public performance, the entire piece was called "Eclipse. The band's first cohesive "concept album," "Dark Side" deals with the notion of how everyday pressures of modern life can lead to madness.
Voices Interspersed throughout, are seemingly random bits of dialogue, sometimes mixed practically below the threshold of consciousness. The snippets come from a series of unrehearsed interviews the band conducted with people who happened to be at EMI's Abbey Road studio at the time.
Musicians, roadies, even the doorman of the facility, were set down in front of a mic and shown flash cards with questions like, "When was the last time you were violent? The maniacal laughter came from Roger the Hata road manager of another band, while it was doorman Jerry Driscoll who provided the parting shot on the album, saying, "There is no dark side of the moon, really.
Matter of fact, it's all dark," as the heartbeat at the end of side two slowly fades to black. Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed, though his thoughts weren't included on dark side of the moon pink floyd full album album. Parsons, like one-time Floyd producer Norman Smithhad done work with the Beatles, and would go on to found The Alan Parsons Project, a studio ensemble that had a handful of hits, and, like Floyd, employed design team Hipgnosis for many of its album covers.
Parsons, who earned a weekly salary of 35 pounds per week for his role, was largely responsible for many of the sound effects, most dark side of the moon pink floyd full album the clock montage leading into "Time," on side one. He had recorded the montage to demonstrate the power of quadraphonic sound.
But it would eventually be the album's longevity more than anything else that would make it so distinctive, for Pink Floyd and the music industry as a whole. Billboard album chart for a record 15 years, a total of weeks, before it dropped off July 23, While the album had periodically dropped off the chart before, only to return another week, a change in the way Billboard constructed its charts assured that this time, the adobe apple couldn't return.
In fact, "Dark Side" did have a phenomenally long consecutive run: Iconic artwork The cover, one of many for the band by Hipgnosis, is a reference to the group's reputation for dark side of the moon pink floyd full album light shows. It was one of several the design team worked up for the group.
When presented to the band, it was chosen above the others in a matter of seconds. When the LP gatefold is opened up — yes, LPs do have certain advantages to compact discs! In this way, the design is indicative of the heartbeat that begins and ends the album, creating a cyclic pattern the Floyd would repeat on other albums, most notable "The Wall" in Furthermore, the pattern repeats when several LPs are opened up and placed end to end.
It would continue the theme in "Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Incidentally, take a close look at the light defracting from the prism, and you'll notice that one color, purple, is missing. Hipgnosis's Storm Thorgerson has said the team purposefully omitted the hue because it believed it wouldn't read properly. The psychological effect "Dark Side" had on the band was significant.
The album was a commercial and critical success, and, unsurprisingly, a tough act to follow. Rating votes. Track listing Speak to Me See all Pink Floyd albums.