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03/25/2013

The greatest album ever is 40

Dark-side-longOfficially the birthday was Sunday, but a happy belated b-day to perhaps the greatest record ever recorded - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is 40.

This album holds the all-time record for time spent on the Billboard charts at 741 weeks.

Did any PhD candidate ever bother to draw a correlation between the release of this album and LSD/heroin/weed sales?

This is one of the very few albums in the history of albums that you can play track 1 through the end and never be disappointed.

Along with failing to take home the gold for my native Zaire in men's ice dancing, one of my great regrets in life is the total failure to see Waters or Gilmour play live.

Even today, after 40 years, the record remains a colloboration of rock and roll greatness. From Alan Parsons' ground breaking production to Syd Barret and Roger Water's haunting and paranoid lyrics to the brilliance of David Gilmour's guitar. Gilmour's guitar solo on 'Time' is almost unfair.

Hot_pink_floyd_by_ledzep4evrbassgirl-d5cj3j4A case can be made this is the single best album in rock history -  right up there with some of Rick Springfield's best stuff.

We can only hope this album will give Roger Waters the chance to cash in and make some more money on the band that he hates to discuss.

1. Speak to Me
2. Breathe
3. On the Run
4. Time
5. The Great Gig in the Sky
6. Money
7. Us and Them
8. Any Clour You Like
9. Brain Damage
10. Eclipse

 

 

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Comments

Doug Olson

... And Headphones. This is a headphone album.

Vito

You're dead on about Gilmour's solo on Time, but Wish You Were Here is a better album.

Rod McCown

Mac, nice tribute there to one of the great albums of this era. I was really feeling it........until you put Pink Floyd in the same sentence with Rick Springfield. What was that all about?!

Jooey

Rick Springfield? What are you a booger eating moron, or has the LSD and weed boggled your mind? LOL

Jooey

And BTW, Sgt. Peppers is #1 DSOTM is second.

TexasR

When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse out of the corner of my eye. I turned to look, but it was gone. I cannot put my finger on it now. The child is grown; the dream is gone. Different album, I know, but at 58, I'm feeling it, and it isn't comfortable.

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