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40 astonishing facts of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

40 astonishing facts of 'Dark Side of the Moon'

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'Dark Side' 24, YouTube
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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Fifteen [VIDEO]

A little bit of controversy going into the song, "The Great Gig in the Sky", Pink Floyd versus Clare Torry.

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Alan Parsons1, credit John Elsbree, Wikipedia
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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Eighteen [VIDEO]

it was one of the masters for the production of 'Dark Side of the Moon', Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project) to bring in Clare Torrey for the "Great Gig in the Sky' as a vocalist.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Seventeen [VIDEO]

As in life, things seem to evolve from something prior, well it's no different in music as we find out about, "The Great Gig In The Sky."

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Sixteen [VIDEO]

Contrary to popular belief based on the audio of 40 years ago, Clare Torry is a 'white chick'.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Nine [VIDEO]

Music is a language in itself , and to switch time signatures in the course of a song or even play a whole song and have it become a hit, i.e the song, "Money" by Pink Floyd is not an easy thing to do.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Fourteen [VIDEO]

 

Listen closely at the end of "Eclipse" because on the right channel you can hear The Beatles.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Eleven [VIDEO]

From the words of Roger Waters, "Speak to Me" was merely an act of charity.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Thirteen [VIDEO]

 

Another song that was written three years earlier as was, "Us and Them" except "Breathe" was written for a documentary in 1970.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Twelve [VIDEO]

It's interesting that the song, "Us and Them" was written three years prior to 'Dark Side of the Moon' and submitted for the movie Zabriskie Point (1970) as part of the soundtrack.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Part Ten [VIDEO]

In a round about way the song "Money" was influenced by Booker T and The MG's, maybe you can hear some of that influence from the song, "Green Onions" (I'll have the video for you below).

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, The Beginning [VIDEO]

I bet that every classic rock fan has the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album in their possession.

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‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Number Six, Seven And Eight [VIDEO]

 

The inside poster came from the designer who actually went to Egypt to shoot the pyramids with infra-red technology. More of the 40 astonishing facts to come in weekly.

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