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09 October 2023

Pink Floyd Share Trailer For New Documentary, ‘Eclipse’: Watch

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Pink Floyd have shared the trailer for a new 30-minute documentary titled Eclipse, which is due to premiere on YouTube at 5pm BST on 13 October.

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The film follows a number of lucky Pink Floyd fans who flew to Western Australia to listen to The Dark Side Of The Moon while witnessing a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of an extraordinary and rare total solar eclipse phenomenon.

A press release said, “On Thursday 20 April 2023, the shadow of the moon grazed the tip of Western Australia, as it travelled over one of the world’s most beautiful areas – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth.

“Overseen by the group’s long time Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, Pink Floyd gave eight Australian fans (named The Astronome Domine Eight) the exclusive opportunity to visit the special scenic location within the region to hear The Dark Side Of The Moon in full. The album’s soaring epic final song Eclipse (with the closing lines “But the sun is eclipsed by the moon…”) was timed to align with the exact moment of total eclipse.

“The documentary, created by Powell and his team, Director Benny Trickett and Producer Fiz Oliver, follows the Astronome Domine Eight who listened on headphones alongside a purpose-built pyramid on a deserted beach. It traces their journey from applying for the trip through to their emotional feelings afterwards. Locals in the area and thousands of others who had also made the historic trip to Exmouth to be part of the experience were also interviewed as part of the documentary.”

Pink Floyd’s stand-alone release of the newly remastered The Dark Side Of The Moon on CD, LP and Blu-ray will also be available on October 13th. First released as part of The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Box Set, this is the first time that the new remaster of the classic album will be available on its own. The Blu-ray contains the Dolby Atmos and a 5.1 Surround mix as well as the remastered Stereo version. The package comes with commemorative postcards, stickers and a 24-page booklet.

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