The Dark Side Of The Moon
About this deal
It seems like worn mothers were used to satisfy demand which resulted in some copies having a poor sounding, muddy sound stage.
and the hi-res stereo, however these are spread across two blu-rays and a DVD which is an odd thing to do ( The Beatles ditched DVDs for spatial audio five years ago and all this content would comfortably fit on one single blu-ray). Nice and quiet without needing to be cleaned, and not warped at all which is surprising for new records nowadays. After enjoying this 2016 cut for several years and, in the spirit of finding the “iconic” analogue cuts, I bought NM copies of MoFi’s 1979 and Kevin Gray’s 2003 pressings.It exists a similar release The Dark Side Of The Moon, with slightly different inside gatefold colours: on bottom left corner, EMI Harvest logos and all the text info around them are blue instead of white.
The labels however number the tracks from (a) to (i) so, for example, "Breathe" is listed as "(a)(II)" on the label but "2" on the cover (see images). I’ve burnt myself out of this album for years and would not listen to it for a long time, but after hearing this quad mix on vinyl, it’s kind of gotten me back into the album and Pink Floyd as a whole.
There are a few factors which separate a first issue from all the others the first and most recognisable is the record label. I grew up listening to this on CD in the mid-to-late 90s and, while I haven’t heard any OG pressing of this, this 2016 BG cut is close to flawless and sounds absolutely wonderful.
But I do assume that the only way to solve that entirely is in way of the extra smooth and pleasant MFSL release. The box set also includes a music book of the album, and a replica ‘EMI pamphlet’ and invite to the February 1973 preview which was staged at the London Planetarium.