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Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards); Roger Waters (vocals, bass instrument); Nick Mason (percussion). Additional personnel: Clare Torry (vocals); Dick Parry (saxophone); Doris Troy, Liza Strike, Barry St. John, Leslie Duncan (background vocals). Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/1972 - 01/1973). DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was a benchmark record. It turned the musical world on its ear with a hitherto unseen combination of sounds, and changed things considerably for Pink Floyd. For this project, Pink Floyd resurrected older and unfinished numbers, some of which came from the multitude of soundtracks the band members had previously worked on. The film ZABRISKIE POINT, a study of American materialism from a foreigner's perspective, provided "Us and Them" (originally titled "The Violence Sequence"). Waters rewrote "Breathe" after its appearance on his and avant-garde composer Ron Geesin's score for THE BODY, a surreal medical documentary. Floy...
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review by . April 01, 2008
Roger Waters' dark existential lyrics about consumerism, religion, life, and death are complemented by David Gilmour's haunting vocals, Richard Wright's harmonic rhythms, and Nick Mason's syncopating beat.  While at times devolving into cynicism and melancholy, the lyrics encourage listeners to meander down a path of self-introspection.
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