The Dark Side Of The Moon Immersion Box Set September 4, 2011Posted by Richard Foote in Pink Floyd, Richard's Musings, The Dark Side of the Moon.
It’s Father’s Day here today in Australia and because I’ve naturally been a really really good Dad all year, my family have given me a real treat for my present this year, the Immersion Box Set of the Pink Floyd classic, The Dark Side Of The Moon (although unfortunately, I have to wait a couple of weeks for it to get released until I can get my hands on it).
As the days of actually having a physical format for music (be it record or tape or CD or whatever) to hold and hug are fast disappearing in this age of digital downloads, Pink Floyd have decided to re-release their back catalogue in physical format one last time with some style.
All their albums are being re-released in new digitally remastered formats, but three of their very best albums (The Dark Side Of The Moon in late September, Wish You Were Here in November and The Wall in February 2012) get the special treatment with the release of Immersion Box Sets.
So what do you get in TDSOTM Immersion Box Set ?
The answer is heaps !!
In a very large box (naturally), you get:
Disc 1 , a CD containing a digitally remastered version of the album
Disc 2, a CD containing a previously unreleased live concert at Wembley dating back to 1974.
Disc 3, an audio DVD containing various 5.1 Surround Sound and Quadraphonic (as originally released in 1973) mixes of the album
Disc 4, a visual DVD containing various live performances, documentaries and all the original concert screen films (makes me want to go out and buy a circular TV !!)
Disc 5, a Blu-Ray containing both audio and video highlights of what I’ve listed already
Disc 6, a CD containing previously unreleased material, including demos and the various live sequences that didn’t quite make it onto the final album.
You also get a whole bunch of other goodies, including colour booklets, a photo book, Storm Thorgerson artwork and cards, a set of 9 coasters, a scarf (just in time for our Canberra summer), Pink Floyd marbles (of course) and replicas of various memorabilia.
I can’t wait !!
I’m almost pitying the neighbours already as I fully plan to sit in the middle of my surround sound system and play all this as it was intended. REALLY REALLY LOUD !!
If you want more details or you’re interested in buying this as well, simply click on the picture of the album artwork above.
This will definitely make my Recommendations Page :)