‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

by Pentagram

With sales of over 45 million copies worldwide, ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ was Pink Floyd's eighth studio album. Since it was released on 1 March 1973, it has gone on to become one of the most highly acclaimed and biggest-selling albums of all time.

Pentagram Partners Harry Pearce and Jon Marshall have designed the box set released by Pink Floyd to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon. The deluxe collectors’ edition also includes a new hardback book designed by Harry Pearce which features photographs by Jill Furmanovsky, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell.

The limited edition box set includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the new 2023 remastered ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ studio album and Blu-Ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes an additional new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix, plus CD and LP of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974’, a 160-page hardback photo book, a music book, replica 7” singles and memorabilia.

The instantly recognisable sleeve for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ was originally designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis with illustrations by George Hardie. This iconic prism design was the starting point for the new box set, as Harry Pearce explains: “Picking up on the Hipgnosis theme of ancient Egypt and Pyramids I thought about the wonderful sense of discovery that’s built into the idea of a nested sarcophagus. The layers and layers reveal memorabilia, and at the centre the original ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ vinyl.”

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