Dark Side released as SACD

EMI are to release Pink Floyd’s legendary Dark Side of the Moon on the hybrid Super Audio Compact Disk (SACD) audio format giving superior sound to regular CDs.

The hybrid CDs can be played on regular CD players as a normal CD player will just pick up the normal CD tracks. But SACD players will pick up the high resolution SACD layer giving superior sound and multi-channel mixes.

EMI Music will release Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in hybrid SACD on March 3, coinciding with the title’s 30th anniversary. For release in the new format, longtime Pink Floyd engineer/producer James Guthrie created a 5.1-channel mix and remastered the renowned recording. “Dark Side of the Moon” will be the first SACD released on Capitol/EMI in the U.S.

Source: Billboard