Monday, October 9, 2023

Pink Floyd to stream Dark Side Of The Moon Eclipse documentary

Pink Floyd will continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” by releasing a brand new 30-minute film documenting the recent Australian eclipse.

Entitled “Eclipse”, tthe YouTube exclusive release follows a number of lucky Pink Floyd fans who flew to Western Australia to listen to the 1973 album whilst witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of an extraordinary and rare total solar eclipse phenomenon.

On April 20, 2023, the shadow of the moon grazed the tip of Western Australia, as it travelled over one of the world's most beautiful areas - the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth.

Overseen by the group's long time Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey 'Po' Powell, Pink Floyd gave eight Australian fans (named The Astronome Domine Eight) the exclusive opportunity to visit the special scenic location within the region to hear “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in full. The album's soaring epic final song "Eclipse" (with the closing lines "But the sun is eclipsed by the moon...") was timed to align with the exact moment of total eclipse.

The documentary, created by Powell and his team, Director Benny Trickett and Producer Fiz Oliver, follows the Astronome Domine Eight who listened on headphones alongside a purpose-built pyramid on a deserted beach. It traces their journey from applying for the trip through to their emotional feelings afterwards. Locals in the area and thousands of others who had also made the historic trip to Exmouth to be part of the experience were also interviewed as part of the documentary.

The “Eclipse” documentary will be released exclusively on Pink Floyd's YouTube channel as part of 'Floyd Fridays' on October 13.

This momentous year will also witness another major eclipse on October 14 across the Americas, and Pink Floyd is running a campaign across the band's socials encouraging local fans to play “The Dark Side Of The Moon” during the eclipse and upload videos and photos of their experiences using #pfeclipse. The best of these will be reposted across the Pink Floyd socials.

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 a 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.

Last week, Roger Waters released “The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux”, which features the rocker’s reinterpretation of one of the most famous and acclaimed albums in history, fifty years on from recording the original with Pink Floyd.

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

See also:

Roger Waters streams The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux
Roger Waters streams reimagined Dark Side Of The Moon classics Speak To Me and Breathe
Pink Floyd remasters The Dark Side Of The Moon for 50th anniversary release
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