Legendary English band Pink Floyd has returned with a reissue campaign named “Why Pink Floyd…?”, which should expand the band’s extraordinary musical legacy to the new generations. With all 14 studio albums under the EMI banner being digitally remastered and released in just about every digital format under the sun, the collection simply showcases the bands musical journey from the progressive/psychedelic to commercially successful rock. The vinyl purists, shouldn’t be slitting their wrists just yet as there are vinyl versions available.
Thanks to EMI, The Spotlight Report had the chance to listen to the remastered version of the bands all time classic ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’, their first number 1 album in the US, which remained in the charts for an astounding 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. The remastered version gives the album a new found, crystal clear clarity that nostalgically, made us feel it was the first time listening to it, re-discovering the marvellous music from Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and David Gilmour.
Hearing Clare Torry’s non-lexical vocals on “The Great Gig In The Sky” brought numerous chills to the spine, the monochromatic, swirling synthesisers at the start of “On The Run”, the chimes and alarm samples for “Time” and of course the lop-sided 7/4 time signature of “Money” all wrapped in the classic ‘prism’ sleeve created by Hipgnosis, are all timeless pieces, endemically etched into musical history.
If “Money, it`s a crime”, for the die-hard Pink Floyd purist, not to have this album is also one!
‘The Dark Side Of The Moon (resmastered) is now available in stores