Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 50th anniversary book and box set coming this year

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon cover art
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Pink Floyd's classic 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon will be celebrated in a brand new book to be released in April. A new luxury box set is also expected to be released at the same time.

The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd will be published by Thames And Hudson on March 1 in the UK and March 7 in the US, the UK date the same day the album was released back in 1973.

The new book will feature rare and unseen backstage and onstage photography of the band during the album's tours of 1972 to 1975. 129 candid black-and-white photographs by Storm Thorgerson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson, and Peter Christopherson document the soundchecks, the shows and the after shows, plus a review by UK rock writer Chris Charlesworth of the October 1972 Wembley gig, originally published in Melody Make. The publication will also reveal the visual conception of the iconic Dark Side Of The Moon album artwork.

Although theres been no official announcement from Pink Floyd yet, the book page at the Thames And Hudson website clearly states "this date will also see the launch of a luxury box set containing a re-release of the album together with numerous related music items."

The Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd's eighth studio album, was released on March 1, 1973 and has since gone on to become one of the biggest-selling and most widely acclaimed albums of all time. It has sold over 45 million copies worldwide.

Pink Floyd

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.