Review of DSOTM XX Special Edition CD
[From: "Christopher Mark Donnell"
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1993 23:02:33 -0700 (MST)]
Well, after not much searching I happened upon the import DSotM.XX.
Here's my description (of the packaging, mostly.)
Cover - says 'Pink Floyd
The Dark Side Of The Moon'
Has the cover represented with an actual photograph of a prism.
The photograph is about 2 inches square in the center of the cover. Under
the photo it says 'Twentieth Anniversary Edition'
The black portion of the cover is the pyramid picture.
The packaging itself is a small box. Inside the box are 5 pictures. One
of the cover photo. One of the pyramids. One of the band 20 years ago.
One representing a bunch of beams of light bouncing around graphic
representations of the songs. And one with a bunch of wineglasses or
There is also a booklet: The cover of the booklet is the picture of the
prism. The first spread has the titles and credits with a picture of those
pyramids. The second spread has four small pictures of each member live
(not dead). The next four spreads are for the first four songs with
lyrics. On the left page are the lyrics and on the right page is a
graphic 'logo' of the song. The pictures behind the text are pretty weird
and vaguely have to do with the song (they have more to do with the icons
than the songs). Next to the song titles are the only part of the set
that I consider dippy: 'Phases of the speaker' it could be called. It's
basically a speaker photographed in phases just like the moon. DUMB!
The center spread is the band picture. Wow! The 'heartbeat' is here too
at the bottom in silver printing. Now we have the rest of the lyricfull
songs. After these is a spread of four pictures of them pyramids (maybe
each one represents a band member!) Nexty we have a spread much like the
original artwork with the endless prism cycle, but this time it's 3Dish
and I don't like it.
The last spread contains everything I don't like about the packaging
combined. There are two big 'X's (one on each page) and the complete phases
of the speaker. There are some other credits here too.
The back of the booklet has a picture of many prisms with many beams of light.
The CD is silver with the icon for 'Eclipse' on it. It has all the normal
stuff, and a mistake. 'Breathe' gets called by its full name here only
('Breathe In The Air'), but it's spelled 'Breath In The Air'.
The back of the box has two big 'X's and says 'Digitally remastered Sept
I will now (just to make my post longer explain the 'icons' (logos, etc.
I keep calling them different things) and what they tell us the songs are
'Breathe' is about gas masks.
'Time' is about clocks. (The film tells us this too. :))
'Breathe (Reprise)' is about leaves.
'Money' is about eyes on dollar bills. (How clever)
'Us And Them' is about military airplanes.
'Brain Damage' is about exploding planets. (Well, exploding something)
'Eclipse' is about the Sun's corona.
Hmmmm... was my post long enough? I hope I answered everyone's questions
about the special edition.
Oh! Sound quality: I haven't listened to it. I'm sure it sounds just
fine. :) (I probably won't get around to listening to it. How many times
have I heard this silly album. :) )
If you have any other questions, just ask me.
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