Flaming Side of the Moon
In 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed up with a bunch of other musicians to release their full-length cover of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. As it turns out, the Lips aren’t done with that album. They’re releasing a companion LP—intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd’s original—called Flaming Side of the Moon.
The press release also notes that it’s been “carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz“. (Which, if you hadn’t heard, is a thing.) They also encourage listeners to pair Flaming Side with the original Alan Parsons engineered quadrophonic mix of Dark Side.
It’s “available now through all participating digital outlets,” and a limited pressing of 100 will be distributed on vinyl to the band’s friends and family.
Watch Pitchfork.tv’s Pitchfork Classic doc on the Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin:
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin – Pitchfork Classic
Published on Jun 25, 2014
The official promo video for ‘Money’ by Pink Floyd, taken from the album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’
Originally released in 1973, ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’ became Pink Floyd’s first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, The Dark Side of The Moon also introduced the iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis, after a request for a ‘simple and bold’ design.
The album was re-mastered in 2011 and Discovery (1CD), Experience (2CD), Immersion (6CD) and vinyl editions are currently available. Go to http://www.whypinkfloyd.com for more details.
Discovery edition CD: http://smarturl.it/dsotmdisc
Experience edition CD: http://smarturl.it/dsotmexp
Immersion edition : http://smarturl.it/dsotmimm
Vinyl edition: http://smarturl.it/dsotmvinyl
Discovery iTunes: http://smarturl.it/dsotmdiscit
Experience iTunes: http://smarturl.it/dsotmexit