And, perhaps most crucially, the record had genuine meaning. Toc H. Along with adhering to a cohesive concept, Waters wanted Dark Side to feature lyrics that were more lucid and direct than anything the band had written before. The album was very nearly called Eclipse. From the beginning, the band had intended to call their new album Dark Side of the Moon — a reference to lunacy, as opposed to outer space — but when British heavy blues rockers Medicine Head released an album of the same name in , it caused the Floyd to rechristen their project as Eclipse. Floyd fans were first treated to Dark Side of the Moon in concert more than a year before the album was actually released.
Primarily developed during live performances, the band premiered an early version of the record several months before recording began. New material was recorded in two sessions in and at Abbey Road Studios in London. The record builds on ideas explored in Pink Floyd's earlier recordings and performances, while omitting the extended instrumentals that characterised their earlier work. A concept album , its themes explore conflict, greed, time, death, and mental illness , the latter partly inspired by the deteriorating health of founding member Syd Barrett , who departed the group in The group employed multitrack recording , tape loops , and analogue synthesisers. Snippets from interviews with the band's road crew , as well as philosophical quotations, were also used. The sleeve, which depicts a prism spectrum , was designed by Storm Thorgerson , following keyboardist Richard Wright 's request for a "simple and bold" design, representing the band's lighting and the record's themes. The album was promoted with two singles: " Money " and " Us and Them ".
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But this track-by-track approach to the LP centers on the music — the sounds, creation and concept behind one of the most successful, popular and celebrated albums in rock history. After former frontman Syd Barrett left the psychedelic rockers rudderless, they gradually found a collective focus by , with bassist Roger Waters handling the concepts and lyrics , guitarist David Gilmour and Rick Wright contributing musical ideas and vocals and drummer Nick Mason maintaining a steady beat while messing with brain-tickling sound effects. Waters had the idea of recording interviews with people who worked with the band or at Abbey Road Studios, and seeing if the answers might dovetail with some of the weighty lyrical themes of Dark Side. The phrase stuck.
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