Watch a trailer for Pink Floyd's new Eclipse documentary

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Pink Floyd have announced that they will release a new documentary film about the eight Pink Floyd fans who witnessed the February 2023 eclipse from Mcleods Beach in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park (Nyinggulu) in Exmouth, Western Australia. The fans also listened to the band's The Dark Side Of The Moon album in the shadow of a giant pyramid that had been built on the beach. You can watch a trailer for the documentary below.

The documentary, created by Pink Floyd's long time Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and his team, Director Benny Trickett and Producer Fiz Oliver, follows the fans – dubbed the 'Astronome Domine Eight – tracing their journey from applying for the trip through to their emotions 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.

The new film will be released exclusively on the band's YouTube channel at 5pm on October 13, and has been timed to coincide with another major eclipse across the Americas on October 14. The band is running a campaign across social media encouraging fans to play The Dark Side Of The Moon during the eclipse and upload videos and photos of their experiences using the hashtag #pfeclipse. The best of these will be reposted across the Pink Floyd socials.

Pink Floyd also release a stand-alone version of the newly remastered The Dark Side Of The Moon on CD, LP and Blu-ray on October 13. First released as part of the 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.

Pre-order The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Jerry Ewing

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.