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"Darkside, " a play written by Tom Stoppard for BBC Radio 2, incorporating music from Pink Floyd s iconic The Dark Side of the Moon is released as a deluxe CD package on 25 November. The play was an original commission by Radio 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd s album, and broadcast on 26 August 2013.

Produced in collaboration with Sir Tom Stoppard s publishers Faber and Faber, the luxury package resembles a hard-backed book, including a CD carrying the 54-minute play, which includes the majority of The Dark Side of the Moon album, plus a 56-page bound insert of the play s script.

"Darkside" is an abstract and compelling drama which follows Emily, a philosophy student, through a series of thought experiments, which are vividly brought to life. The play also ranges over a series of grand themes, which are both thought provoking and laced with Stoppard s characteristic wit and humour. The cast is impressive, with Bill Nighy as Dr Antrobus/the Witch Finder, Rufus Sewell is Mr Baggott/Ethics Man, Adrian Scarborough is Fat Man and Emily is Amaka Okafor.

David Gilmour: "I found the script of Tom s play fascinating; I can t think of a better way to celebrate The Dark Side of The Moon s 40 year anniversary."

Nick Mason: "I love it. If anyone is going to mess with the crown jewel of albums, Tom is a very good choice. "

The Dark Side Of The Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd s most commercially successful album and is frequently ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 25, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00FR0GS7C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,746 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. H. Adler on January 8, 2014
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The Stoppard radio plays are a long term occupation and interest of the author and are in themselves very entertaining but not everyone would agree since listening to a radio is sort of old fashioned. The Darkside builds on a theme of a previous stage play about the "Plastic People of the Universe" and their effect on social upheaval in a past SSR. I found the presentation of Darkside very enjoyable but my wife on the other hand fell asleep. So, you may like it or you may fall asleep and i can not predict what may happen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Weaver on December 23, 2013
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I received this the other day and it surpassed my expectations. I am a long time Pink Floyd fan and I also love plays. This is the best of both worlds! It has an unexpected ending, but really stayed true to the Band. Being able to follow along in the hardcover book is also a plus.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JGM on December 5, 2013
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If you never had the opportunity to participate in a late-night college-dorm bull session, discussing deep topics you gleaned from your Philosophy 101 class, with Dark Side of the Moon playing in the background (or if you did and you want to re-live it), this will provide a reasonable simulation.

What this is is a short one-act play overlaid on the stock Floyd DSOTM album. There is very little re-mixing or other changes to the album; the tracks keep their traditional order. There is a little bit of cut-and-paste at the beginning of "Money" and "The Great Gig". Most of the solos and instrumental passages are mixed way down to provide for the play dialog while the vocal sections are left intact. The music is a bit compressed and level-limited to allow the transitions from the dialog sections to not be jarring. The result is, that as a purely musical experience, this is a poor option compared to the original recording. It's often frustrating to have favorite musical moments interrupted; David Gilmour fans will be especially annoyed.

So that leaves us with the play: In keeping with the source, Stoppard tries hard to be mind-blowing and trippy here, starting the party by literally putting you into an Intro to Ethics class and throwing out a bunch of the would-you-rather thought experiments that animate such courses. One of the participants from one of the thought experiments becomes a key character in the play and we are subjected to a series of plot twists and re-framings.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Santino on December 20, 2013
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I do not want to spoil this for anyone, so I will simply say, if you like Pink Floyd, Philosophy, Game Theory, and witty BBC programs, you will probably love this.

Yes, you can listen to it on Spotify, but this is so good I am buying several physical copies for my friends.

An instant classic. The best thing from 2013.
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I always liked the Pink Floyd "Dark Side of The Moon"!
I lived it!
This album has a different story to it that is really nice!
I would recommend everyone to listen to the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album if you have never before...

AND THEN...

Check this one out! Very NICE!
Total a different story all together!

I really enjoyed it and I still listen to it.
Comes with a REAL NICE book so it makes it worth buying the hard copy instead of the cloud version!
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By Podad on April 4, 2014
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I purchased this as a gift for my boss for Christmas who is a huge Pink Floyd fan. He was so excited and loved it!
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By Joanne Gendelman on January 12, 2014
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If you love PINK FLOYD and/or TOM STOPPARD, spend an hour listening to this unique entertainment. Very brainy and funny at the same tmie.
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Before I start, you should know that I haven't listened to very many radio plays in the past, so I don't have a lot of experience to compare this to. That being said, I've listened to this 3 times now, and then rad along with it a fourth time.

I have enjoyed this, though the first time through I was a bit confused by the story line. Part of the reason for that was I wasfocusing more on the music itself and its integration into the play. But the subsequent llistenings made more sense to me, and I thought the overall theme was an interesting one.

As a Pink Floyd fan, I would say this is something worth listening to. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is always intriguing to find different interpretations of music (and in this case an entire album) you've loved for years...
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