Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Away from blogging, as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns 40

By Michael J.W. Stickings

My apologies for being away from the blog the past week or so. There have been a number of factors, including work, family, computer problems, and a fantasy baseball draft to prepare for.

Thankfully, I have a wonderful #2 (#1?) in Richard, and he's stepped in to keep the blog going, writing and editing and just generally keeping watch over the whole enterprise.

I'll be back soon at my usual pace, but for now I would like to mention that Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of the U.K. release of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, in my view the greatest album of all time by the greatest band of all time. (It came out on March 1, 1973, in the U.S. and Canada, and on March 24, 1973, in the U.K.) To mark the occasion, the band released a new poster with variations of the iconic prism cover art:


And here's Pink Floyd (without Roger Waters, alas) performing "Time" at London's Earls Court on October 20, 1994, from the Pulse DVD:


Forty years old, and as amazing as ever. There's nothing quite like Dark Side.

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