Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Recreated on Tribute Album
Mojo magazine is celebrating the re-release of Pink Floyd's catalog with its own series of Floyd albums covered in their entirety by contemporary artists. First comes Return to the Dark Side of the Moon, the classic 1973 Floyd album re-imagined here by bands like Gallops, the Oscillation, Our Broken Garden and the Pineapple Thief.
The album is currently available on CD, packaged together with Wish You Were Here Again, a remake of 1975's Wish You Were Here featuring new versions of select tunes from the album by various contemporary acts, and as a stand-alone vinyl release, with a 12-inch gatefold sleeve and a special collectors edition of the new Pink Floyd issue of Mojo, featuring brand new interviews with David Gilmour and Nick Mason. Limited to a 10,000 edition run, the vinyl edition is out now in the U.S. at Barnes & Noble retailers or available for purchase online here.
A vinyl edition of Wish You Were Here Again is up next, likely in another limited edition run. Unlike Return to the Dark Side of the Moon, which is a straight-forward version of the album, Wish You Were Here Again is a so-called "deconstruction of its predecessor," likely to feature updated and/or otherwise different takes on the Floyd cuts.
Meanwhile, the six-disc “Immersion Edition” box set of The Dark Side of the Moon hit stores recently -- check out our review of it here.