50 Years, 50 Albums 1973: Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1973: Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Dark Side of the Moon is Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album. A brilliantly composed concept record that is certainly worthy of being called the greatest of all time. After the Meddle tour, Roger Waters came up with this concept album that dealt with things that make people mad, mental illness and an illusion to lunacy (Progressive Rock at its finest). Dark Side spent 736 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart from 1973 to 1988. The album would come back on and off the charts for the next 33 years giving this album a total of 957 weeks on Billboard’s Top Album chart making Dark Side the best-selling album of all time. This album is to be listened to on headphones from “Speak To Me” seamlessly running into “Breathe”, “On the Run”, “Time” to the brilliantly voiced “Great Gig in the sky” a vocal arrangement by Clare Torry a British singer doing the wordless vocals to wrap up side one. This is when somebody must get off the couch to flip the album over. Side two begins with “Money” nonstop through “Us and Them”, “Any Colour You Like”, “Brain Damage”, and “Eclipse” wraps up this musical journey and what a ride! We are proud to welcome Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to the WPLR Hall of Fame.

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