Pink Floyd Announce ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 50th Anniversary Box Set
Pink Floyd will celebrate 50 years of their landmark album, The Dark Side Of The Moon, with the release of a deluxe box set on 24 March 2023.
Pre-order The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Box set at the Dig! store
The new set includes the 2023 remaster of the studio album on CD and vinyl plus Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes a new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix plus The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 on CD and LP.
Simultaneously, on 24 March, the CD and first-ever vinyl issue of The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 will be released independently. It was originally recorded in November 1974 as part of the band’s winter tour and this is the first time it will be available as a standalone album, with artwork featuring an original 1973 line-drawn cover by George Hardie.
The book Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary will also be published separately by Thames & Hudson on 24 March 2023 to coincide with the box set release. Curated by photographer Jill Furmanovsky and art directed by Hipgnosis co-founder Aubrey Powell, this LP-sized volume showcases rare and previously unseen photographs taken during The Dark Side Of The Moon tours of 1972-1975 and was created with the involvement of the band members.
Pink Floyd are also inviting 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://www.pinkfloyd.com/competition/
There will also be playbacks of the album in planetariums around the world to mark the anniversary. Contact your local planetarium for any screening details.
THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – 50TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET INCLUDES:
CD1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Remastered 2023 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
LP1 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Remastered original studio album in gatefold sleeve, with replicas of the original posters and stickers
LP2 – THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974
In gatefold sleeve, with two posters
BLU-RAY 1 (AUDIO)
Original album 5.1 and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes
1. 5.1 Surround Mix – 24bit/96kHz Uncompressed
2. Stereo Mix – 24bit/192kHz Uncompressed
3. 5.1 Surround Mix – dts-HD MA
4. Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA
BLU-RAY 2 (AUDIO)
Original album Atmos and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes
1. Dolby Atmos Mix
2. Stereo Mix – 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed
3. Stereo Mix – dts-HD MA
Original album 5.1 and remastered stereo mixes]
1. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @448 kbps
2. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @640 kbps
3. Stereo Mix (LPCM) – 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed
160-PAGE THAMES & HUDSON HARDBACK BOOK
With rare black and white photographs from the 1972 – 1975 tours of the UK and the USA taken by Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson
76-PAGE MUSIC BOOK
of original album
REPLICAS OF 2×7” SINGLES
in Harvest bags:
7″ Single 1 – Money/Any Colour You Like
7″ Single 2 – Us And Them/Time
REPLICA OF EMI PAMPHLET AND INVITE TO THE PREVIEW OF THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON AT THE LONDON PLANETARIUM ON 27TH FEBRUARY 1973