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Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

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Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

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Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

If you ever tire of playing this legendary 1973 concept album, you could pop the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz in the video slot, turn the volume down and get Dark Side playing nice and loud. Sometimes nicknamed Dark Side of the Rainbow or Dark Side of Oz, by some strange quirk, the movie action and the sounds of Floyd are almost perfectly synchronised. But how could you possibly get bored? The album’s theme – the pressure of modern life that can drive you to insanity – is as relevant today as it was when the album was made. Dark Side of the Moon was the Floyd’s ninth album and the one that catapulted them to international fame. Re-released in 2003 to celebrate its 30th birthday, it’s estimated to have sold around 34 million copies and is among the top 10 selling CDs ever. As Collins Gem Classic Albums noted in 1999, ‘Misery never sounded so good’.

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Cos it's the greatest album ever made with the most iconic album cover ever created.

Martin Elmore


"Dark Side of the Moon" was one of the best selling albums of all time and is quitesentially British. Every song, every interlude oozes sounds that scream "Britain" at the listener.
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My nomination is the garden shed.

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