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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.
Over four decades since its release, Pink Floyd 's groundbreaking eighth album, Dark Side Of The Moon , remains a monumental achievement in the history of rock music. It was also recently voted the best rock album of all time by Classic Rock readers, and it's fair to say those guys know their shakes when it comes to quality music. The album's story starts in a poky studio in west London in , when the band embarked upon 12 days in a rehearsal room at Decca Studios in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London. They were working on a suite of music under the title Eclipse — which would, in due course, evolve into Dark Side Of The Moon. The album slowly began to take shape. A grand enough setting for a creative project which would eventually come to eclipse Floyd's previous output in terms of both its scale and ambition.
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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 used recording techniques such as multitrack recording , tape loops , and analogue synthesizers. Snippets from interviews with the band's road crew , as well as philosophical quotations, were also used.