Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary Box Set Announced
Pink Floyd is set to release their Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary box set edition on March 24th 2023.
Those of you who follow Pink Floyd social media accounts will have seen some unusual videos popping up recently which did not give much away about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Dark Side of the Moon album. But we can now reveal, as many people speculated, that there will be a 50th Anniversary Edition of Dark Side of the Moon including lots of new goodies in the box.
As ever there are different formats and content combinations to choose from.
The Deluxe Box includes CD+LP of remastered original album, CD+LP of The Dark Side of the Moon Live at Wembley 1974, Blue Ray 5.1 and high resolution stereo remixes, Blue Ray of Original newly remastered album Atmos and high-resolution stereo mixes, DVD audio, 160 page hardback book, 76 page music book of original album, 2 7″ singles and memorabilia.
You can also get some of the contents of the box separately including the Live at Wembley audio on Vinyl and CD and also the book. All on the links above at Amazon.
Dark Side 50th Anniversary Box Contents…
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 Box Includes:
CD1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (50th Anniversary) [2023 Master]
Remastered by James Guthrie
in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet
CD2 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974
Mixed by Andy Jackson
in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet. Cover design by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon/StormStudios. Original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie
LP1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (50th Anniversary) 2023 Remaster
Remastered original studio album
180G Heavyweight 1LP in gatefold sleeve, with original posters and stickers
LP2 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974 (2023 Master)
180G Heavyweight 1LP in gatefold, with 2 posters featuring design by Ian Emes and Gerald Scarfe. Cover design by Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon/StormStudios. Original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie
BLU-RAY 1 (AUDIO)
Original album 5.1 and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes,
- 5.1 Surround Mix – 24bit/96kHz Uncompressed
- Stereo Mix – 24bit/192kHz Uncompressed
- 5.1 Surround Mix – dts-HD MA
- Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA
BLU-RAY 2 (AUDIO)
Original newly remastered album Atmos and high-resolution stereo mixes,
- Dolby Atmos Mix
- Stereo Mix – 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed
- Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA
Original album 5.1 and remastered stereo mixes,
- 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @448 kbps
- 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @640 kbps
- Stereo Mix (LPCM) – 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed
160-PAGE THAMES & HUDSON HARDCOVER BOOK
with rare black and white photographs from the 1973 – 1974 tours of the UK and the USA taken by Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson
76-PAGE MUSIC BOOK
Complete songbook of original album
REPLICAS OF 2×7” SINGLES
7″ Single 1 Money/Any Colour You Like
7″ Single 2 Us and Them/Time
Plus replica of pamphlet and invitation to the preview of The Dark Side of The Moon at the London Planetarium on 27th February 1973
Animators at the ready
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary release, Pink Floyd also invite a new generation of animators to enter a competition to create music videos for any of the 10 songs on the iconic 1973 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. The 50th Anniversary will be no exception. The band would like to give all animators an opportunity to present a fresh take on these timeless aural works. 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 30th 2023. To enter and for more information go to https://pinkfloyd.com/tdsotm50/.
On February 27th 1973, EMI Records held a press conference for the debut presentation of Pink Floyd’s new album The Dark Side Of The Moon at the London Planetarium. Although, the Planetarium dome could only show an array of stars, constellations and images of the cosmos whilst the music played, it was an unprecedented success. Fifty years on, in recognition of the iconic album and with the help of huge strides in technology, an official full dome experience with stunning visuals of the solar system and beyond and played out to 42 minutes of The Dark Side Of The Moon, will be released in Planetariums around the world in March. Contact your local Planetarium for any screening details.
The show itself will be divided between the 10 tracks off the album, in chronological order, each having a different theme; 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 promises to be immersive; an all-encompassing surround sound and visual treat that will transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience.