Friday, March 22, 2013

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon added to Library Of Congress

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon” is among the new works added to the National Recording Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress.

The 2012 inductees reflect the diversity and creativity of the American experience. On Thursday, the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced the selection of 25 sound recordings to the registry, marked for preservation because of their cultural, artistic and historic importance to the nation’s aural legacy.

The selections named to the registry feature a diverse array of spoken-word and musical recordings—representing nearly every musical category—spanning the years 1918-1980.

Among this year’s selections are Simon and Garfunkel’s 1966 album, "Sounds of Silence"; "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd, which received the highest number of public nominations among this year’s picks; the soundtrack to the popular movie "Saturday Night Fever"; the 1918 trendsetting "After You’ve Gone" by Marion Harris; "Cheap Thrills," Janis Joplin’s second release with Big Brother and the Holding Company; the radio broadcast featuring Will Rogers’ 1931 folksy insights in support of Herbert Hoover’s unemployment-relief campaign during the Great Depression; and Artie Shaw’s breakthrough hit, "Begin the Beguine."

The Pink Floyd album classic is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

2012 National Recording Registry (Listing in Chronological Order)

01. "After You’ve Gone," Marion Harris (1918)
02. "Bacon, Beans and Limousines," Will Rogers (Oct. 18, 1931)
03. "Begin the Beguine," Artie Shaw (1938)
04. "You Are My Sunshine," Jimmie Davis (1940)
05. D-Day Radio Broadcast, George Hicks (June 5-6, 1944)
06. "Just Because," Frank Yankovic & His Yanks (1947)
07. "South Pacific," Original Cast Album (1949)
08. "Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature," Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente (1957)
09. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Van Cliburn (April 11, 1958)
10. President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dec. 19, 1958)
11. "A Program of Song," Leontyne Price (1959)
12. "The Shape of Jazz to Come," Ornette Coleman (1959)
13. "Crossing Chilly Jordan," The Blackwood Brothers (1960)
14. "The Twist," Chubby Checker (1960)
15. "Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley’s," Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, et al. (1960-1962)
16. "Hoodoo Man Blues," Junior Wells (1965)
17. "Sounds of Silence," Simon and Garfunkel (1966)
18. "Cheap Thrills," Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)
19. "The Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd (1973)
20. "Music Time in Africa," Leo Sarkisian, host (July 29, 1973)
21. "Wild Tchoupitoulas," The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
22. "Ramones," The Ramones (1976)
23. "Saturday Night Fever," The Bee Gees, et al (1977)
24. "Einstein on the Beach," Philip Glass and Robert Wilson (1979)
25. "The Audience with Betty Carter," Betty Carter (1980)

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