*Archive* 45 Years of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ by Pink Floyd

*March 1, 2018*

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, the groundbreaking and record-shattering album that propelled the band to international stardom.

Pink Floyd helped define the future of rock music. With an influence growing stronger with each passing decade, Pink Floyd is certainly one of the most influential bands of all-time. Their music is innovative and ahead of its time. Listening to it is like looking into a crystal ball; the band spoke of the future as if they had already lived through it.

With thought-provoking lyrics and instrumentals as compelling as the words they support, Pink Floyd produced sounds and songs that pulse like electricity through the body and mind.

The Dark Side of the Moon leaves me spellbound and speechless no matter how many times I spin it. True to the Pink Floyd way, the songs address sensitive, important issues, like greed and conflict, through storytelling. Their unique and defining instrumentals give the songs a more cutting edge.

Go on a journey through some of Pink Floyd’s evolutionary performances. The best way to celebrate this monumental album is to see the genius behind it at work. Sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.

“Astronomy Domine” from 1967:

“Echoes”- Live at Pompeii, Part 1 from 1971:

“Careful with That Axe, Eugene” from 1972:

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” from 1974:

Footage of the Animals Tour in 1977:

“Young Lust” from 1980:

“Coming Back to Life” from 1994:

“Comfortably Numb” from 1994:

And to finish, a song from The Dark Side of the Moon:

“Time” from 1988:

Now that you have watched them in action, grab your earphones and immerse yourself in the magic that is Pink Floyd. I know I will. Here’s to 45 years.

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