The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (1973)
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios between May 1972 and January 1973, and having been developed and rehearsed during a series of live performances in the months preceding, The Dark Side of the Moon is the ultimate expression of Pink Floyd’s sonic artistry – an Olympian psychedelic concept album that, despite being very much of its time, still retains the ability to dazzle and astound in the digital age. Lyric writer, bassist and principal architect Roger Waters deserves much of the credit for its record-breaking success, as do bandmates David Gilmour (vocals and guitar), Nick Mason (drums) and Richard Wright (keyboards and vocals), who were all similarly at the top of their game… A landmark record in every respect, including its now iconic prism sleeve (courtesy of Storm Thorgerson), The Dark Side of the Moon, which was the band’s eighth studio album, transformed Pink Floyd from ambitious art-house hipsters to international superstars, while influencing virtually every rock band of the past forty years.”
Let’s take a night ride to the Griffith Observatory. While there, we’ll check out the “Centered in the Universe” live show at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.