Shining Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side has sold more 35 mil­lion copies world­wide since it was released in 1973 and has spent more than 1,550 weeks as one of Billboard’s Top 200 best-sell­ing albums — that’s about 30 years.

Now it’s becom­ing a best-sell­er all over again, on iTunes.

The album is climb­ing the charts again, thanks to the unpro­tect­ed 256kbps AAC ver­sion avail­able through Apple’s iTunes Plus. Since Apple’s DRM-free music exper­i­ment with EMI was launched in May, sales of Dark Side have gone up more than 270 per­cent.

Just goes to prove, there’s always a sil­ver lin­ing to the Dark Side.

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  • This album is my all-time favourite. Its a clas­sic.

  • Oh yeah. “Mon­ey” was the first song in 7/4 beat I ever heard on a main­stream rock album. And I absolute­ly have no prob­lems “frit­ter­ing the moments that make up a dull day” by lis­ten­ing to this album 🙂

  • Wow, how lucky I am to have such a musi­cal­ly enlight­ened read­er­ship! 🙂