Newly remastered ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ album released on vinyl, CD, and Blu-Ray, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Pink Floyd release.
Pink Floyd and Warner Music, alongside Sony Music outside Europe, have announced the upcoming standalone release of the newly remastered “The Dark Side of the Moon” on CD, vinyl, and Blu-Ray, to be released on October 13.
Initially released as part of “The Dark Side of the Moon” 50th Anniversary Box Set, the new remaster of the classic album will be available for the first time on its own. The Blu-Ray contains the Dolby Atmos, a 5.1 Surround mix, and the remastered Stereo version. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers, and a 24-page booklet.
Since its debut in 1973, the album has become one of the most iconic and influential releases ever, continually finding new global audiences. “The Dark Side of the Moon” has sold over 50 million copies worldwide. The famous sleeve depicting a prism spectrum was designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis and drawn by George Hardie.
The 50th Anniversary celebration continues as Pink Floyd invited a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create animated music videos for any of the album’s ten songs. Pink Floyd has enjoyed a rich history of collaborating with animators from the band’s early days. In some cases, the visuals accompanying the songs have become synonymous with the music itself.
Animators can enter up to ten videos, one per song on the album. A winner will be selected from a panel of experts, including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and the band’s creative consultant, Aubrey “Po” Powell. The deadline for submissions is November 30. The event will take place on September 6 at Noon ET on YouTube.
In recognition of the album, a fully immersive experience with visuals of the solar system played alongside “The Dark Side of the Moon” in planetariums worldwide. The show is presented with a different theme for each track, all relating to a time and space experience with all-encompassing surround sound. Check your local planetarium for any screening details.