Pink Floyd are marking the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon — one of the greatest albums of all time — with an expansive new box set out today, March 24th.
The package includes a newly remastered version of the seminal album on CD and vinyl, as well as Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. Also included is a recording of The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 on CD, vinyl, and Blu-Ray, plus a hardcover book featuring rare and previously unseen photographs of the band from 1972-1975. Pre-orders for the box set are now ongoing.
Both The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool and the hardcover book are also receiving standalone releases on March 24th.
To further celebrate the milestone anniversary, a special playback of The Dark Side of the Moon will be shown at planetariums across the globe beginning in March. The event is a nod to the album’s 1973 premiere held at the London Planetarium. A list of participating planetariums can be found here.
Meanwhile, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is set to release a newly re-recorded version of The Dark Side of the Moon that he made without the involvement or knowledge of any of his former bandmates. Preview his version of “Us and Them” here.