Publication date: 24th March 2023
The only book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of one of the most enduring and bestselling albums of all time, The Dark Side Of The Moon.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, this highly desirable album-sized package combines rare and unseen backstage and onstage photography with the visual evolution of the iconic album artwork.
1 March 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd. Designed by Pentagram to high specifications, this official book commemorating the band and the album will be a covetable package for the legions of Floyd fans out there – new and old. 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.
This luxurious book is divided into two parts. The first documents the members of the band between 1972 and 1975, during the making of the album, the album release and throughout the album tours in the UK, US, Europe and Japan in 120 candid black-and white photographs by Storm Thorgerson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson. A review of the October 1972 Wembley gig by Chris Charlesworth, originally published in Melody Maker, provides insight into one of Floyd’s most celebrated performances.
The second part explores in 60 colour images how the original prism motif by Hipgnosis and StormStudios evolved into an array of graphics and homages to the world’s great artists, some of which went on to grace further projects of the band.