Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
  • GB1973-03-24
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 804[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (quadraphonic)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)Q4SHVL 804[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SMAS-11163[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonVinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)2C 064-05249
The Dark Side of the MoonCassette10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)3C 244 05249[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA), OdeonEOP-80778[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (quadraphonic)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVLQ 804[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 804[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonCassette10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)0C 244 o 05249, TC-SHVL 804[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon8-Track Cartridge10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)Q8-SHVL 804
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SMAS-11163[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (quadraphonic)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)LQEMI-73009[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 064-05 249[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
  • JP1978-06-05
TOSHIBA EMI (a rare imprint used mostly for promos and video releases - does not stand for “東芝EMI株式会社”)EMLF-97002[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (quadraphonic)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 064-05 249 Q, 1C 064-05 249 Q D[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (1979 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remaster)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA), Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-017[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (1979 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab remaster)12" Vinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA), Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFQR 1-017[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP1983-05-21
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CP35-3017, SHVL-804-A•B[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46001 2[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46001 2077774600125
The Dark Side of the Moon (No barcode; on the CD: Made in U.K.)CD9
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46001 2[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon (TO remastering)CD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CP35-3017, SHVL-804-A•B(CD)[none]
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CP35-30174988006641594
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP1988-12-21
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CP43-57714988006628977
The Dark Side of the Moon (Ultradisc)CD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
The Dark Side of the Moon (Ultradisc)CD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP1993-03-31
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-77764988006683129
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP1993-04-28
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-76524988006680951
The Dark Side of the Moon (20th Anniversary Limited Edition)CD9
  • US1993-09-23
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7 46001 2077774600125
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C2 46001077774600125
The Dark Side of the Moon (20th anniversary edition, made in Canada)CD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)0777 7 81479 2 3077778147923
The Dark Side of the Moon (20th anniversary edition, made in UK)CD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)0777 7 81479 2 3077778147923
The Dark Side of the Moon (20th anniversary edition, made in Holland)CD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)0777 7 81479 2 3077778147923
The Dark Side of the Moon (Ultradisc II)CD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
The Dark Side of the Moon (longbox Ultradisc II)CD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
The Dark Side of the Moon (longbox Ultradisc II)CD10
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDCD 517015775151727
Dark Side of the MoonCD9
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 29752 2 9, CDEMD 1064724382975229
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 29752 2 9724382975229
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 29752 2 9, CDEMD 1064724382975229
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)8 29752 2, CDEMD 1064724382975229
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 0777 7 46001 2 5077774600125
The Dark Side of the Moon (1992 Digital Remaster)CD9
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 0777 7 46001 2 5077774600125
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP1996-03-27
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-87944988006715578
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
  • GB1997-02-14
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 55673 1 5, LPCENT 11724385567315
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP2000-08-30
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-655594988006784161
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP2001-06-16
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-657404988006791800
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)10 + 10 + 10
  • US2003-03-25
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP7243 5 82136 2 1-US724358213621
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)10 + 10 + 10
  • JP2003-03-29
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)TOGP-150014988006809994
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition, made in EU)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)10 + 10 + 10
  • XE2003-03-31
  • GB2003-03-31
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)582 1362, 7243 582136 2 1724358213621
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition, made in Japan)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)10 + 10 + 10
  • XE2003-03-31
  • GB2003-03-31
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)582 1362, 7243 582136 2 1724358213621
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition)Vinyl10
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 582136 1 4724358213614
The Dark Side of the Moon (30th anniversary edition)Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)10 + 10 + 10
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7243 5 82136 2 1724358213621
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP2006-03-08
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-679144988006840751
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9
  • JP2006-09-06
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-538074988006846586
The Dark Side of the Moon (mastered for iTunes)Digital Media10
  • GB2011-09-23
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099968084158
The Dark Side of the Moon (deluxe experience version)4×Digital Media10 + 10 + 3 + 1
  • GB2011-09-23
  • US2011-09-23
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099968089252
The Dark Side of the Moon (“Why Pink Floyd...?” Discovery edition)CD10
  • XE2011-09-26
  • GB2011-09-27
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 028955 2 95099902895529
The Dark Side of the Moon (Immersion box set)3×CD + 2×DVD-Video + Blu-ray10 + 10 + 30 + 28 + 58 + 16
  • GB2011-09-26
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5 0999 029431 2 15099902943121
The Dark Side of the Moon (Experience Edition)2×CD10 + 10
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 029453 2 35099902945323
The Dark Side of the Moon (Immersion box set)3×CD + 2×DVD + Blu-ray10 + 10 + 50 + 28 + 79 + 16
  • CA2011-09-27
  • US2011-09-27
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5 0999 029431 2 15099902943121
The Dark Side of the Moon (Experience Edition)2×CD10 + 10
  • US2011-09-27
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 029453235099902945323
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
  • XE2011-11-27
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA), EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)SHVL 8045099902987613
The Dark Side of the Moon (The Experience Edition)2×CD10 + 10
EMI Music Brasil50999 029453 2 35099902945323
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)50999 028955 2 95099902895529
The Dark Side of the Moon (Forever Young Campaign 2014)CD10
  • JP2014-01-29
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)WPCR-801274943674164493
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
  • XE2016-01-08
Pink Floyd RecordsPFR85099902895529
The Dark Side of the Moon (European remaster)12" Vinyl10
  • XE2016-11-04
  • GB2016-11-04
Pink Floyd RecordsPFRLP85099902987613
The Dark Side of the Moon12" Vinyl10
  • US2016-11-04
Pink Floyd RecordsPFRLP8888751842519
The Dark Side of the MoonDigital Media10Pink Floyd Records886445613261
The Dark Side of the Moon (iTunes LP)Digital Media10Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)886445635829
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
Pink Floyd Records88875170912, PFR8888751709126
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
  • JP2017-11-01
Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 54094547366312669
The Dark Side of the MoonCD10
  • JP2017-11-01
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 54094547366312669
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)74600120077774600125
The Dark Side of the MoonCD9Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46001 20077774600125
The Dark Side of the MoonDigital Media9
Bootleg
The Dark Side of the Moon2×CD14 + 14
SQSQ-P001/26981216689750
The Dark Side of the MoonCD13
EMI (fake label; use for unofficial releases purporting to be on EMI)0777 7 80566 2 1077778056621
The Dark Side of the MoonCD13
Euroton (Hungarian bootleg label)EUCD-00125998490700126
The Dark Side of the Moon (AudioPhil edition)Digital Media9
  • XW2011-08-17
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none][none]
The Dark Side of the MoonVinyl10
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 804
The Dark Side of the Moon: The High Resolution Remasters (Swapped CD3 and CD4)4×CD17 + 16 + 12 + 10
Archives Records & TapesART-73[none]
The Dark Side of the Moon: The High Resolution Remasters (corrected CD3 and CD4 as per track list)4×CD17 + 16 + 12 + 10
Archives Records & TapesART-73[none]
Dark Side of the MoonCassette9Takt MusicXCD 035
Dark Side of the Moon (Alan Parsons Quad mix)DVD-Audio10
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Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Money
Time / Us and Them
covers:Dark Side of the Moon by Dream Theater
Dark Side of the Moon 2001 by Out of Phase
Dark Side of the Moon A Cappella by Vocomotion
Dark Side of the Moon on Cello by Gordon Withers
Dub Side of the Moon by Easy Star All‐Stars
MOON8 by Brad Smith
Return to the Dark Side of the Moon by Various Artists
The Dark Side of the Moon by The Flaming Lips & Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins & Peaches
The String Quartet Tribute to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon by Vitamin String Quartet
live performances:1972‐02‐20: The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK
1974-11-16: Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK
A Trip to the Moon: The Early 1972 UK Concerts
p·u·l·s·e
included in:Discovery
The Pink Floyd Collection
part of:Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 15) (order: 15)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 37) (order: 37)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 43) (order: 43)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 55) (order: 55)
Jaguaro: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately (number: 64) (order: 64)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/10362 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Pink-floyd/The-dark-side-of-the-moon [info]
reviews:http://mixdownmag.com.au/gear-rundown-pink-floyds-dark-side-moon [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/b3fd [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/gncz [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/20278 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/the_dark_side_of_the_moon/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000191308 [info]
Wikidata:Q150901 [info]

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Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" is a psychedelic album that follows the style of their previous albums. However, unlike Pink Floyd's previous albums, "The Dark Side of the Moon" is not as experimental. This album is the first album by Pink Floyd in which its songs correlate to eachother, or they all contain a similar theme. This album was not the very first thematic album of its time, however. A majority of the songs from this album actually refer to Pink Floyd's former member, Syd Barrett, who had left the band do an unhealthy state of mind. This is Pink Floyd's second album recorded after Barrett left, when he was replaced by David Gilmour. "The Dark Side of the Moon" was also Pink Floyd's first big hit.

"And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes I'll see you on the dark side of the moon."

This album appeals to anyone that’s looking for some music to chill out to. My personal favorite from the album is "Brain Damage". "The Dark Side of the Moon" also went on to influence future bands, such as YES.