Pink Floyd Releases Massive $300 ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Box Set

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Dark Side of the Moon box set

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Warner Music and Sony Music announced the upcoming release of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon as a deluxe box set in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the album’s original release. The newly remastered box set will be released on March 24, 2023. Sony Music will distribute the collection, while Warner Music is in charge of European distribution.

One of the most influential albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon continues to find new audiences worldwide. The album is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, originally released in the US on March 1, 1973, and in the UK on March 16. The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

The new deluxe box set includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the new 2023 remastered studio album, with Blu-Ray and DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The collection features a new Blu-Ray disc of Atmos mix plus a CD and LP of The Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Box Set:

  • CD 1 – The Dark Side of the Moon Remastered 2023, by James Guthrie, in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet
  • CD 2 – The Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974, mixed by Andy Jackson in gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet
  • LP 1 – The Dark Side of the Moon Remastered original studio album in gatefold, with original posters and stickers
  • LP 2 – The Dark Side of the Moon – Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974, in gatefold, with two posters

Blu-Ray 1 (Audio) – Original album in 5.1 and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes in a dedicated wallet:

  1. 5.1 Surround Mix – 24-bit/96kHz Uncompressed
  2. Stereo Mix – 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed
  3. 5.1 Surround Mix – DTS-HD MA
  4. Stereo Mix – DTS-HD MA

Blu-Ray 2 (Audio) – Original album in Atmos and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes in a dedicated wallet:

  1. Dolby Atmos Mix
  2. Stereo Mix – 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed
  3. Stereo Mix – DTS-HD MA

DVD (Audio) – Original album in 5.1 and remastered stereo mixes in a dedicated wallet:

  1. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @448 kbps
  2. 5.1 Surround Mix – Dolby Digital @640 kbps
  3. Stereo Mix (LPCM) – 24-bit48kHz Uncompressed

160-page Thames & Hudson Hardback Book – with rare black and white photographs from the 1972 – 1975 tours of the UK and the US, taken by Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson

76-page Music Book – of the original album

Memorabilia:

Replicas of 2×7″ singles in Harvest bags:

  1. 7″ Single 1 – “Money” / “Any Colour You Like”
  2. 7″ Single 2 – “Us And Them” / “Time”

Replica of EMI Pamphlet and Invitation to the preview of The Dark Side of the Moon at the London Planetarium on February 27, 1973

Simultaneously, 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. Originally recorded in November 1974 as part of Pink Floyd’s winter tour, this is the first time it will be available as a standalone album.

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