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Celebrate NYE with Classic Albums Live performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at Hard Rock Live Orlando

Classic Albums Live are bringing the classic Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album to life on the Hard Rock Live stage on New Year's Eve.

Classic Albums Live at Hard Rock Orlando

Celebrate 2024 with Classic Albums Live at Hard Rock Live Orlando.

On New Year's Eve, December 31,2023, Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album, plus the iconic bands greatest hits to ring in the new year, note for note, cut for cut.

Classic Albums Live puts you in the heart of the recording studio, experiencing iconic albums like never before in a spectacular live experience in the epic surroundings of the Colosseum Of Rock, Hard Rock Live!

Created by Craig Martin back in 2003, this special concert series has been pleasing music fans from Toronto to Orlando, performing to tens of thousands of fans across North America.

Tickets for this special NYE concert are available via Hard Rock Live Orlando.

Classic Albums Live performing classic Pink Floyd hits at Hard Rock Live Orlando

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records in the UK and Capitol Records in the US.

Developed during live performances before recording began, it was conceived as a concept album that would focus on the pressures faced by the band during their arduous lifestyle, and also deal with the mental health problems of former band member Syd Barrett, who departed the group in 1968. New material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London.

The record builds on ideas explored in Pink Floyd's earlier recordings and performances, while omitting the extended instrumentals that characterised the band's earlier work. The group employed multitrack recording, tape loops, and analogue synthesisers, including experimentation with the EMS VCS 3 and a Synthi A. Engineer Alan Parsons was responsible for many of the sonic aspects of the recording, and for the recruitment of session singer Clare Torry, who appears on "The Great Gig in the Sky".

The Dark Side of the Moon is centered around the idea of madness, exploring themes such as conflict, greed, time, death, and mental illness. Snippets from interviews with the band's road crew and others are featured alongside philosophical quotations.

The sleeve, which depicts a prismatic spectrum, was designed by Storm Thorgerson in response to keyboardist Richard Wright's request for a "simple and bold" design which would represent the band's lighting and the album's themes.

The album was promoted with two singles, "Money" and "Us and Them".

The Dark Side of the Moon is among the most critically acclaimed albums and often features in professional listings of the greatest of all time. It brought Pink Floyd international fame, wealth and plaudits to all four band members.

A blockbuster release of the album era, it also propelled record sales throughout the music industry during the 1970s. The Dark Side of the Moon is certified 14 times platinum in the United Kingdom, and topped the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart, where it has charted for 981 weeks.

The Dark Side of the Moon has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling album of the 1970s.

It is the third best selling studio album of all time, and as of March 2023, Dark Side of the Moon has spent 972 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts.

The album made Pink Floyd titans of the music industry. They went on an impressive run of brilliant albums, following ‘Dark Side’ with ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’ and ‘The Wall’.

Classic Albums Live performing classic Pink Floyd hits at Hard Rock Live Orlando

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