Over three decades after its release, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon remains one of the most acclaimed album of all time. Its sales total around 30 million copies worldwide, and it continues to sell 250, 000 copies a year. In its first run, it took up residence in the US charts for a mind-boggling 724 weeks; according to recent estimates, one in five British households owns a copy. But, as John Harris's unofficial account reveals, this is only a fraction of the story.
The Dark Side of The Moon is one of rock's most fully realised and elegant concept albums, and a stunning exploration of the madness, anxiety and alienation rooted in the band's history-and particularly in the tragic tale of their one-time leader Syd Barrett. Drawing on interviews with bass guitarist and chief songwriter Roger Waters, guitarist Dave Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, and the album's supporting cast, The Dark Side of the Moon is a must-have for those who want to know more about one of the most compelling, commercially successful and mysterious albums ever made.