The official photobook commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side Of The Moon.
March 2023 marks fifty years since the release of Pink Floyd's classic album The Dark Side Of The Moon. Designed by Pentagram to high specifications, this celebratory publication brims with rare and unseen photographs and reveals the visual conception of the original iconic album artwork. It will be a covetable package for the legions of Floyd fans out there—new and old.
- Presents rare and unseen backstage and onstage photography of the band during the album tours of 1972 to 1975.
- 129 candid photographs by Storm Thorgerson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson document the soundchecks, the shows, and the after shows.
- A review of the October 1972 Wembley gig, originally published in Melody Maker, provides insight into one of the Floyd's most celebrated performances.
- Reveals the visual conception of the iconic album artwork.
- Includes a complete listing of the tour dates.
About the Author
Jill Furmanovsky has photographed some of the greatest musicians in the world, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Oasis. She made her name as the official photographer of the band during the recording of The Dark Side Of The Moon and during the UK album tour.
Aubrey "Po" Powell co-founded the design agency Hipgnosis with Storm Thorgerson in 1968, creating over the next 15 years some of the most iconic record covers for artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Genesis. Powell is currently art director for Pink Floyd, responsible for designing and curating the record-breaking exhibition "Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains," which premiered for five months in 2017 at the V&A in London.
Lavish... Amazing photos...in crystal-clear, black-and-white...show the band rehearsing, performing around the globe, playing squash, and enjoying life on the road... Pink Floyd fans will enjoy this handsome collection.
— Library Journal
Devoted, across 160 LP-sized pages, to the black and white photography of one of Floyd’s finest-ever chroniclers, Jill Furmanovsky...and further enlivened with posters, reviews and the relevant corners of the Hipgnosis artistic team’s archive, the book captures the band both onstage and off... The photos are arranged in such a way that they could almost be a documentary... Shots of the audience are especially revealing — have you ever seen a crowd so rapt? They could almost be attending a lecture, so focussed are they all that is unfolding around them.
— Dave Thompson - Goldmine
Another must-have item that comes in the box set but that can be purchased separately is the companion Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary book. The package is a beautiful, album-sized hardcover book, with a dust-jacket, published by one of the premier publishers of bespoke coffee-table books, Thames & Hudson.
The book is primarily comprised of the intimate, black & white photographs by Jill Furmanovsky of the group on tour in 1972, with the entire book designed by the esteemed Hipgnosis design team of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell. Almost all the photos are of the band before, during and after concerts from the tour, with many family, friends and their team also included. There are a tour itinerary, newspaper clippings, and a replication of the original album design and poster.
— The Vinyl District