Abbey Road Dark Side of the Moon Recording Sheet Memorabilia
To coincide with the 50th anniversary release of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album, which was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, there will be a £50 reproduction of the studio recording sheet made available in a nice presentation set. This is a step up from that time Abbey Road tried to sell us fools an empty box! Still haven’t got past that myself, don’t know about you?
The £50 can be paid to Abbey Road via their website with lots of other Merch available. Link. It will be available on 16th Match 2023 with product code ARS937.
Abbey Road Description
Abbey Road Studios is proud to collaborate with Pink Floyd on this unique replica print of the session sheet created for the recording of what would become the band’s seminal album, The Dark Side of The Moon, recorded at Abbey Road between 30 May 1972 – 9 February 1973. This sheet is an exact replica of the original, which has been held within the Abbey Road archives for 50 years unseen by the public and indeed, Pink Floyd, until now.
This session sheet is dated 30 May 1972 “onwards”, highlighting the set-up that was used on the very first studio session for the album, a set-up that would remain as the default for much of the album’s subsequent Studio Three sessions with recording engineer Alan Parsons.
Each replica sheet comes with a certificate of authenticity and an annotation giving insight into personnel, effects and equipment used during the sessions.
Abbey Road Studios is home to a host of celebrated and much sought-after recording equipment, much of which was used on the sessions for The Dark Side of The Moon. Microphones including AKG D20s, Neumann KM86s, KM84s, U87s, and a U48, together with a Studer A80 16-track tape machine feature on this session sheet, alongside the iconic EMT plate reverb at 3.5 and 4 seconds, two Gain Brain compressors and five pairs of brand-new cans (headphones).
Each replica is Giclee printed on 300gsm Monte Carlo textured watercolour paper, hand torn and cradled with transparent corner holders onto black card.