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  Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Dark Side of the Moon, originally released in 1973, is one of those albums that is discovered anew by each generation of rock listeners.
Dark Side Of The Moon was the first album that Pink Floyd decided to break in live before attempting to record, with the debut performance of what they then called Eclipse just over a year before the final release date.
DSOTM was Pink Floyd redux, largely under the decisive ascension of Roger Waters as the group's leading creative force.
www.xs4all.nl /~fsgroen/Albums-P/PinkFloydDarkSide.htm   (1566 words)

  The Dark Side of the Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best-selling albums of all time worldwide, and the 20th-best-selling album in the United States.
The Dark Side of the Moon was re-released as a 30th anniversary Hybrid SACD with a 5.1 channel DSD surround sound version remixed from the original 16-track studio tapes.
The Dark Side of the Moon was also re-released in 2003 on 180-gram virgin vinyl and included reprints of the original posters and stickers that came with the original vinyl release, along with a new 30th anniversary poster.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon   (3417 words)

 Stones of Wonder - tips on watching the sun and moon at the solstices, equinoxes, standstills
As the days pass, the moon wanes again to a crescent, all the while getting closer to the sun, until at last it rises in the east shortly before the sun, and is visible for only a short period (Figure 7).
The full moon nearest to midwinter is always the highest and longest shining full moon of the year, and everyone has experienced bright moonlit frosty nights around the winter holiday.
The contrast in rising positions and the time that the moon is in the sky at those two times of year is very marked, and would not have been missed by people who spent most of their lives out of doors.
www.stonesofwonder.com /watching.htm   (3487 words)

 The Moon
The phases of the moon are caused by the relative positions of the earth, sun, and moon.
Because the "horns" of the moon at the ends of the crescent are always facing away from the setting or rising sun, they always point upward in the sky.
However, if you slowly spin the "moon" on its trip around the "earth", you will see that you can time it so only one side of the "moon" is ever seen from the "earth".
liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov /Academy/UNIVERSE/MOON.HTML   (499 words)

 Ground and Sky review - Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The songs all explore the dark side of human existence; greed, death, xenophobia, and madness all have songs dedicated to them.
Dark Side of the Moon represents Floyd's first full-scale immersion into the art of the pessimistic symphony, an endeavor they would strive to recreate in different forms for the remainder of Roger Waters' tenure manning the helm of the band.
The fact is, though, that Dark Side of the Moon is both a landmark of modern music and an album that remains popular across several generations.
www.progreviews.com /reviews/display.php?rev=pf-dsotm   (1469 words)

 Amazon.ca: Pink Floyd:Dark Side Of The Moon: Music: Pink Floyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Dark Side of the Moon, originally released in 1973, is one of those albums that is discovered anew by each generation of rock listeners.
Right from the first track of Dark Side of the Moon i knew that this album was going to be incredible.
DSOTM is rock, blues, and jazz depending on which song you are playing.
www.amazon.ca /Pink-Floyd-Dark-Side-Moon/dp/B000002U82   (1765 words)

 Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon SACD review on AudioRevolution.com
Dark Side of the Moon, when considered as a piece of art, was always intended for higher consciousness listening.
In comparison to the CDs I have of Dark Side, it is consistent, but it doesn’t show the same audio improvement that I heard on the SACD surround mix on other parts of the record.
More evident than on the CD mix of Dark Side is the spoken word vocal saying, “There is no dark side of the moon.” I had never really paid attention to this line during the previous thousands of times I have heard the record.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/darkside.shtml   (1214 words)

 There is no dark side of the moon, really... - theage.com.au
While it is wrongly hailed as the original "concept" album, Dark Side of the Moon has easily outlasted rival claimants to the title and, 30 years after its release, continues to hit the senses like a thunderclap.
The year before Dark Side, Jethro Tull's extravagant Thick as a Brick was a hit, and David Bowie's interplanetary bisexuality was the motif on Ziggy Stardust.
Dark Side was not groundbreaking, but it has an undeniable presence: when music writers and radio announcers talk about a "timeless classic", Dark Side is a template.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/06/23/1056220536301.html   (1108 words)

 NPR: All Songs Considered: Dark Side of the Moon 30th Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's legendary album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
The Dark Side of the Moon was originally called Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics).
Performed by the string quartet, The Section, this version of Dark Side of the Moon was released to celebrate the original album's 30th anniversary.
www.npr.org /programs/asc/features/pinkfloyd   (526 words)

 Dark Side of the Moon review
"Dark Side of the Moon" er i dag fremdeles en ener innenfor rocken.
"Dark Side of the Moon" er en blanding av kommersiell og nyskapende tenkning, eksperimentell musikk, utrolig dype tekster, lydeffekter og glitrende musikalske enkeltprestasjoner av gruppemedlemmene Waters, Gilmour, Mason og Wright.
Det hersker ikke tvil: "Dark Side of the Moon" kan hamle opp med hva som helst innenfor rockemusikken, og albumet vil utvilsomt stå som en milepæl i rockens historie, for alltid.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /peacock/321/darkside.htm   (1755 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Dark Side of the Moon, by Gerard J. DeGroot, Hardcover
In Dark Side of the Moon, Gerard J. DeGroot reveals how NASA cashed in on the Americans' thirst for heroes in an age of discontent and became obsessed with putting men in space.
Landing on the moon, it was argued, would be good for the economy, for politics, and for the soul.
Once in the Moon’s orbit, McDivitt and Schweickart climbed into the lunar module, separated it from the command module, and flew it for the first time.” This story about Apollo 9 going to the moon is fiction, not history.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780814719954&itm=1   (1905 words)

 Moon Hoax Documentary
Gravity on the moon is one-sixth that of the Earth, which means that an astronaut who would weigh 140 kilograms in his space suit on the ground would weigh only about 30 kilos on the moon.
In return, Dark Side of the Moon posits, Kubrick was allowed use of a special, one-of-a-kind Zeiss camera lens, originally designed for NASA's satellite program, to shoot his James Thackeray epic Barry Lyndon, which required a special heretofore unknown lens to depict images of life in 18th century Ireland using only available light.
Dark Side of the Moon is a mammoth undertaking.
www.orwelltoday.com /moonhoaxdoc.shtml   (1409 words)

 Floydian Slip(tm) : The Pink Floyd Experience > Albums > Pink Floyd > Dark Side of the Moon
If Pink Floyd had never recorded an album before "Dark Side of the Moon," and never recorded another after, this 1973 classic would have been more than enough to keep the band in the record books (and in the money) for years to come.
Musicians, roadies, even the doorman of the facility, were set down in front of a mic and shown flash cards with questions like, "When was the last time you were violent?" and "When was the last time you thumped someone?" Segments of their responses were sprinkled throughout the album.
"Dark Side" was produced by the band between June 1, 1972, and January 1973, and engineered by Alan Parsons.
www.floydianslip.com /discs/dsotm.htm   (910 words)

 Dark Side of the Moon Spring 2000 -- Volume 38 No. 2
Moon, who is Korean, and his two Japanese buddies, Sasakawa and Kodama, first joined together in the 1960s to form the Asian People’s Anti-Communist League with the aid of KCIA agents, alleged Japanese organized crime money and financial support from Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek.
In the 1970s, Moon earned notoriety in the Koreagate scandal after female followers of the Unification Church were accused of entertaining and keeping confidential files on several US congressmen whom they “lobbied” at a Washington Hilton I-Intel suite rented by the Moonies.
Moon claimed at these family values conferences that he was the “only one who knows all the secrets of God.” One of them, according to the Chronicle, is that “the husband is the owner of his wife’s sexual organs and vice-versa.”
www.americanatheist.org /spr00/T2/fitrakis.html   (1619 words)

 Why can't you see the dark side of the Moon?
This side is termed the near side of the Moon.
The Moon now rotates once as it orbits the Earth, allowing for the same side to always face the Earth so that the far side remains a mystery to any Earth-bound observer.
His description of the far side of the Moon was that it was the color of dirty beach sand and that the landscape was of unrelenting sameness - crater upon crater, hill upon battered hill.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/kids_space/darkside.html&edu=high   (257 words)

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) is one of the most acclaimed albums of all time.
The rich story behind The Dark Side of the Moon is now skillfully illuminated by acclaimed journalist John Harris’s exploration of the album’s many secrets and the band’s fractured history, including the mental collapse of group founder Syd Barrett, who is seen here in rare photos from the archive of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
Drawing on original interviews with bassist and chief lyricist Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the album’s supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for the millions of devoted fans looking for the definitive story of one of the most timeless, compelling, and mysterious albums ever made.
www.darksideofthemoonbook.com   (253 words)

 Amazon.ca: Dark Side of the Moon (30th Anniversary Edition): Music: Pink Floyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
I heard Dark Side of the Moon in '75 when I was 15, completely transformed myself and it into a multi media dance presentation and won the award for drama that year in school, blowing the minds of many of my fellow students, just as we were beginning to feel ourselves as young adults.
A timeless, slow-tempo, emotional, deep rock record, 'Dark Side of the Moon' is a haunting, strange, un-effected piece of work.
For those few that are not familiar with 'Dark Side of the Moon', it's time to see the light.
www.amazon.ca /Dark-Side-Moon-30th-Anniversary/dp/B00008CLOA   (1335 words)

 Astronomy : Dark side of the moon
The planet Pluto and its moon Charon are the only example of mutual tidal locking in the solar system — they both spin at the same speed and always show the same face to each other.
If our moon's rotation slowed even more, say to 29 or 30 days, then the tides would transfer energy from the orbit to the spin and it would accelerate back to 28 days (and it would get closer to the Earth).
Actually, the Moon wobbles slightly due to its slightly non-circular orbit, so that a few degrees of the far side can be seen from time to time, however the majority of the far side was completely unknown until the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 photographed it in 1959.
www.seed.slb.com /qa2/FAQView.cfm?ID=965   (425 words)

 Metroactive News & Issues | Dark Side of the Moon
And while scholars say there is a conceivable legal argument to be made for relying on another community's moon sighting or announcement of Dhul-Hijjah, they also say that when distances are vast, as is the case with the United States and Saudi Arabia, the general consensus has been to rely on a local moon sighting.
Because the actual new moon is invisible, they never see the moon on that day, but sometimes they mistake another object in the sky for the moon, and the authorities call the month on the 29th day.
And so, the divine hikma that Ismail discovered 11 years ago remains unseen by champions of both sides of the debate: that there are spiritual implications in dismissing the ambiguity of traditional knowledge, the understanding that you have to actually sight the moon, to connect to the heavens.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/03.06.03/eid-al-adha-0310.html   (1587 words)

 Dark Side of the Moon
She had been hopeful that she would not need to wait for another full moon in order to work her spell, and the luck of demons was apparently with her that night.
The darkness had given way to sunlight and the waters of the lake of his mother’s tears were shimmering lazily amongst tall reeds.
The nectar was fragrant and delightful, and the Moon God soon became entranced with Lila’s ivory skin, her violet-colored eyes and strawberry-colored hair.
journals.aol.co.uk /globetrotter2u/DarkSideoftheMoon   (6672 words)

 Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions
The bright side (and therefore the dark side too) is not a fixed place, but appears to move as the Moon revolves around the Earth.
If it were new moon to someone on Earth, the Sun would be behind the bulk of the Moon to you.
The half moon to someone on Earth means it would be either sunrise or sunset to you, depending on whether you are a week past new moon or a week past full moon, respectively.
www.badastronomy.com /bad/misc/dark_side.html   (666 words)

 Amazon.com: Dark Side Of The Moon: Music: Pink Floyd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
But never would the band see the success or experience the musical genious of "Dark Side of the Moon." So pop this in, take another listen, and remember- even if you don't believe the hype- after this album, music would never be the same....
Dark Side of the Moon was the ONE ALBUM that every rock fan (and many wouldn't otherwise be caught dead listening to rock music) had to own.
This is The Dark Side of the Moon as you should have been hearing it all along.
www.amazon.com /Dark-Side-Moon-Pink-Floyd/dp/B000002U82   (2020 words)

 SACD Review: Pink Floyd - ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
This is ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ in surround, in high resolution, in a manner you’ve never heard it before.
I began my ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ SACD review with the suspicion that a lot of the material would lend itself well to surround — the electronic effects, the synthesized music, the random voices that often mingled with the music.
SACD ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ - Derek Teruya
www.highfidelityreview.com /reviews/review.asp?reviewnumber=19939611   (2714 words)

 &free articles on PrimeTimes solunar table moon phase fishing hunting
Brown theorized that this had to be a direct force from the moon, and that it was probably electromagnetic energy, which interacts with the electromagnetic fields surrounding the oysters.
On the other side is the maverick moon, coming overhead 50 minutes later each day, sending down enough mysterious energy to coax many species off their solar routines and onto a more erratic one.
These are the days you could expect the moon to be relatively weak, and may want to focus first on those solar periods of dawn, high-noon, or dusk…whichever that particular season calls for.
www.primetimes2.com /pages/6-article.html   (2101 words)

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