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Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon

Tracklist

Speak To Me
Breathe
On The Run
Time
The Great Gig In The Sky
Money
Us And Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse

Credits (20)

Notes

"The Dark Side Of The Moon" is the eighth studio LP to be released by Pink Floyd. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England and released in 1973. It stands as one of the most successful commercial recordings of all time, and has been released in many countries. In the U.S., the album has spent more time on the Billboard 200 album chart than any other release in modern history.

Early releases included two posters and two color stickers inside the gatefold sleeve, all designed by the U.K. graphics and design company Hipgnosis.

The most sought-after and valuable version of DSOTM is the original U.K. Harvest issue, identifiable with a solid blue triangle on the labels instead of the shaded triangle used on most other versions.

On September 11, 2020 the MR first reached the threshold of 1000 different versions and is currently hovering around that number, making it one of the most populated MRs in the entire database. Most of the vinyl versions were issued with gatefold sleeves. However there are a number of versions with significant differences in packaging and design, such as this version: Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon from the Philippines which has the artist's name and LP title printed in large text on a non-gatefold sleeve. New and previously undocumented versions of DSOTM get added to the database frequently making it one of the most interesting titles to focus on for "deep collectors" .

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Cover of The Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973, VinylThe Dark Side Of The Moon
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Harvest – SMAS-11163US1973US1973
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Harvest – 1 C 062-05 249, EMI Electrola – 1 C 062-05 249Germany1973Germany1973
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Gatefold
Harvest – 3C 064-05249Italy1973Italy1973
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Harvest – 5C 062-05249, Harvest – 5C062-05249Netherlands1973Netherlands1973
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Harvest – SHVL 804Portugal1973Portugal1973
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Gatefold Sleeve
Harvest – Q4 SHVLA.804, Harvest – Q4▫SHVLA▫804Australia1973Australia1973
Cover of The Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973, VinylThe Dark Side Of The Moon
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Harvest – SHVL 804Philippines1973Philippines1973
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Harvest – SHVL 804India1973India1973
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Harvest – SHVL 804, Harvest – IE 064-05249Sweden1973Sweden1973
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Harvest – Q4SHVL 804, EMI – Q4SHVL 804, EMI – 0C 064 - 052490
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Harvest – SHVL 804, Harvest – 1E 064 o 05249UK1973UK1973
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Harvest – EOP-80778, Odeon – EOP-80778Japan1973Japan1973
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Harvest – 8XW-11163, Harvest – 8XW 11163US1973US1973
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Gatefold Sleeve
Harvest – 1 J 066-05.249Spain1973Spain1973
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EMI – ELD 02.21.257Peru1973Peru1973
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Harvest – 62 768, Columbia – 62 768Austria1973Austria1973
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Harvest – TC-SHVL 804, Harvest – 0C 244 o 05249UK1973UK1973
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EMI – 11520Colombia1973Colombia1973
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Harvest – 27 442-3, EMI Electrola – 27 442-3Germany1973Germany1973
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French Pressing, Gatefold
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Harvest – 068-005249, Harvest – 10 C068-005.249Spain1973Spain1973
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Harvest – 7C 244-05249Sweden1973Sweden1973
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Harvest – SHVL 804Australia1973Australia1973
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Harvest – EOP-80778, Odeon – EOP-80778Japan1973Japan1973
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Jugoton – LQEMI 73009, Harvest – Q4SHVL 804Yugoslavia1973Yugoslavia1973
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Jacksonville Press, Gatefold
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Harvest – 1C 062-05 249, EMI Electrola – 62 768Austria1973Austria1973
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TheCrimsonKing91203's avatar
Very dynamic record. I prefer the quad mix over the stereo one, but if you can find UK copies of either format then you're doing really good because these sound excellent.
LetsGetSmall's avatar
LetsGetSmall
I did my research and this is supposed to be the same master as the "Black Triangle" at a more reasonable price. Compared it with the SACD version and I preferred this one. May check out the 2016 vinyl at some point, my vintage LP is a generic American repress and it is pretty scratched. My ears tell me this is the best one in my collection.
hibernian1's avatar
hibernian1
I will second Jeff's comment--mine sounds crisp with great high's and very little surface noise. I paid more than I wanted but it sounds great. Reference material.
damn_goodcoffee's avatar
Edited 18 days ago
I cleaned mine with a VPI three times and after that not working on an ultrasonic twice before I got the record to where I wanted it to sound. It's a great master when it can be played properly, best LP I have heard this album on (Original US and 70s US reissue). Prior to the cleaning it was littered with surface noise. Don't give up hope if you copy has noise, it may just need some good TLC.
Znzo's avatar
Znzo
Qualcuno mi potrebbe spiegare perchè i prezzi di questa stampa italiana sono così inflazionati seppur sia un disco che ha venduto milioni e milioni di copie ed è stato apprezzato in tutto il mondo, soprattutto in Italia?
J.M.MMUSIC55's avatar
J.M.MMUSIC55
Amazing sounding record like every pink Floyd record. great press.
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lordylordy
I have a copy that doesn't have rim text on A but does on B. It's a repress with hollow prism but matrix A-3 and B-3. I can't find it on Discogs, does anyone know about this edition?
musicexperience's avatar
My 1975 copy also has a yellow label with same label information and catalog number including 2 folded posters in sleeve
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_sonomusic
Outstanding record through and through. If you can find it, grab it and don’t let go. My copy has (The Gramophone Co.) labels with all posters and stickers- and is signed by Nick Mason