Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave but don't leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.
Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.
Run, rabbit run.
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one.
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave.
This article is about the album by Pink Floyd. For other uses, see Dark side of the Moon.
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in March 1973. It built on ideas explored in the band's earlier recordings and live shows, but lacks the extended instrumental excursions that characterised their work following the departure in 1968 of founder member, principal composer and lyricist, Syd Barrett.
The Dark Side of the Moon's themes include conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness, the latter partly inspired by Barrett's deteriorating mental state.
The suite was developed during live performances and was premiered several months before studio recording began. The new material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road Studios in London. The group used some of the most advanced recording techniques of the time, including multitrack recording and tape loops.
Analogue synthesisers were given prominence in several tracks, and a series of recorded interviews with the band's road crew and others provided the philosophical quotations used throughout. Engineer Alan Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of non-lexical performer Clare Torry.
The album's iconic sleeve features a prism that represents the band's stage lighting, the record's lyrical themes, and keyboardist Richard Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design.
The Dark Side of the Moon was an immediate success, topping the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for one week. It subsequently remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
It has twice been remastered and re-released, and has been covered in its entirety by several other acts. It spawned two singles, "Money" and "Time". In addition to its commercial success, The Dark Side of the Moon is one of Pink Floyd's most popular albums among fans and critics, and is frequently ranked as one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
The Dark Side of the Moon,是Pink Floyd於1973年發表的專輯，除了打破了Johnny Mathis於1958年發表的《Johnny's Greatest Hits》在美國告示牌所創造的490週之外，也在美國內銷售量超過1500萬，等於美國每三個家庭就擁有一張The Dark Side of the Moon，世界銷量據信超過3500萬，是Pink Floyd賣得最好的一張專輯，甚至也是最具影響力的一張專輯。
The Dark Side of the Moon月的黑暗面，大家都知道月球有一面永遠向著地球，另一面則是永遠背對著地球，而永遠背對著地球的那一面就稱之為月的黑暗面，專輯用Dark Side of the Moon正象徵著人向月球一般總是有不願意展現出來的Dark Side，而這張專輯的Dark Side指的就是人內心的深處所懷抱著的"壓力"、或者是"瘋狂"，壓力就是貫穿整張專輯的核心概念，而Dark Side在專輯又象徵著精神分裂症，因為專輯的末端由人的壓力轉化為精神分裂，會特別寫到精神分裂症主要是為了紀念該樂團因濫用毒品導致精神不穩定最終離團後失蹤的前靈魂人物吉他手也是主唱的Syd Barett(席德。波瑞特)從Brain Damage這首歌的最後兩句歌詞可以看出端倪:
And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.