Thursday, January 19, 2023

Pink Floyd announce The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary box set

Pink Floyd are marking the 50th anniversary of their 1973 classic, “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, with a new deluxe box set, a book, a video animation competition and a planetarium show.

With more than 50 million copies sold worldwide, the project is one of the most iconic and influential albums ever; it was partly developed during live performances, and the band premiered an early version of the suite at London’s Rainbow Theatre several months before recording began in 1972 and 1973 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London.

Due March 24, the new deluxe box set includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the newly remastered studio album and Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes additional new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix plus CD and LP of “The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974.”

The same day, the group will release the CD and first ever vinyl issue of the Wembley performance, and the book "Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary" will also be published separately by Thames & Hudson on March 24 to coincide with the box set release.

Pink Floyd is also celebrating “The Dark Side Of The Moon” 50th Anniversary release by inviting a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create music videos for any of the 10 songs on the iconic 1973 album. Animators can enter up to 10 videos, one per song on the album. A winner will be selected from a panel of experts which will include Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Aubrey 'Po' Powell (Pink Floyd's creative director) and the BFI (British Film Institute).

The deadline for submissions is November 30; for more information and to enter, visit

On February 27, 1973, EMI Records held a press conference for the debut presentation of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” at the London Planetarium; 50 years later, an official full dome experience with stunning visuals of the solar system and beyond and played in sync with the album will be released in Planetariums around the world in March. Contact your local Planetarium for any screening details.

You can pre-order “The Dark Side Of The Moon (50th Anniversary Remaster)” here.

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