Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Pink Floyd remaster The Dark Side Of The Moon for 50th anniversary release

Pink Floyd is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” with the release of newly-remastered standalone CD, LP and Blu-ray editions on October 13.

First issued as part of The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Box Set in March, this is the first time that the new remaster of the classic album will be available on its own.

The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos and a 5.1 Surround mix as well as the remastered Stereo version, while the package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

With more than 50 million copies sold worldwide, “The Dark Side Of The Moon” is one of the most iconic and influential albums in music history.

The 50th Anniversary continues to be celebrated as Pink Floyd invited a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create animated music videos for any of the 10 songs on the album. Pink Floyd has a rich history of collaborating with animators from the beginnings of the band (Ian Emes, Gerald Scarfe, etc.), and in some cases the visuals that accompany the songs have become synonymous with the music itself. 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 and Aubrey 'Po' Powell (Pink Floyd's creative consultant). The deadline for submissions is November 30. To enter and for more information visit

You can join Aubrey "Po" Powell in conversation with some animators who have created some videos in promotion for the competition and will discuss their work and the creative process. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 6 at Noon ET/5:00pm UK time on YouTube.

In recognition of one of the best-selling albums of all time, a fully immersive experience with visuals of the solar system and beyond is currently being played out alongside the whole of "The Dark Side Of The Moon" in various Planetariums around the world. The show itself is presented with a different theme for each track; some futuristically looking forward and some a retro acknowledgment to Pink Floyd's visual history, all relating to a time and space experience, embracing up to the minute technology that only a Planetarium can offer. It is an all-encompassing surround sound and visual treat that will transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience. Contact your local Planetarium for any screening details.

Pick up your copy of “The Dark Side Of The Moon (50th Anniversary Remaster)” here.

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