Pink Floyd: Anniversary box sex and new book for 50 years of 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

March marks 50 years since the release of 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.
Pink Floyd are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their landmark album 'Dark Side Of The Moon' with a new book and box set.

March 2023 brings the golden anniversary of Pink Floyd's eighth album, which includes the hits 'Money' and 'Us And Them'.

On March 7th, Thames & Hudson USA will release an official book honoring the band and album in deluxe packaging. Designed by Pentagram to a high standard, the deluxe book will feature rare and unpublished backstage and concert photos of Pink Floyd during the tours for the album from 1972 to 1975.

The 160-page hardcover book contains 129 stunning black-and-white photographs by Storm Thorgerson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson and Peter Christopherson, capturing Pink Floyd's soundchecks, concerts and after shows.

A review of the concert at London's Wembley Stadium in October 1972, originally published in Melody Maker magazine, provides an insight into one of Pink Floyd's most famous performances, and a comprehensive tour schedule is included.

The book also reveals the visual conception of the iconic 'Dark Side Of The Moon' cover.

A deluxe box set containing a reissue of the album along with "numerous related musical items" will be released on the same day, with more information to be announced at a later date.

'Dark Side Of The Moon' - originally released on March 1, 1973 - explores themes such as conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, ideas that Pink Floyd explored during their earlier recordings and their live performances.

The album was formed during Pink Floyd's concerts. An early version of it was premiered several months before recording began and featured new material recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at London's Abbey Road Studios.

'Dark Side Of The Moon' was a groundbreaking album as Pink Floyd used multi-track recordings and tape loops – technology that was new at the time – analogue synthesizers and excerpts of recorded interviews with the band's crew that posed philosophical questions about their entire duration.

The iconic 'Dark Side Of The Moon' cover, designed by Storm Thorgerson, depicts a prism through which light is refracted and represents the band's lighting, the record's theme and keyboardist Richard's 'simple and bold' design request Wright.

'The Dark Side Of The Moon' is one of the highest selling albums of all time worldwide and Pink Floyd's most successful album.

The album has gone 15 times platinum in the US and 14 times platinum in the UK. It stayed on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973-1988 and reached No. 1 in both the US and the UK.