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Dub Side of the Moon

Easy Star All-StarsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Speak To Me / Breathe 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. Time (featuring Corey Harris & Ranking Joe) 6:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Great Gig In The Sky 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Money (featuring Gary "Nesta" Pine & Dollarman) 6:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Us And Them (featuring Frankie Paul) 7:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Any Colour You Like 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Brain Damage (featuring Dr. Israel) 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Eclipse (featuring The Meditations) 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Time Version 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Great Dub In The Sky 4:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Step It Pon The Rastaman Scene (featuring Ranking Joe) 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. They rock every crowd they play for, whether it’s to thousands at festivals or hundreds at club gigs and private events (like the wedding of NYC Mayor ... Read more in Amazon's Easy Star All-Stars Store

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  • Audio CD (February 18, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Easy Star
  • ASIN: B00008A7U9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,660 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Talk about high concept: this project features the house band of noted New York reggae label Easy Star covering Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in the same sequence and in recognizable but reggae fashion. Here, the All Stars turn Floyd’s strangely surreal world even stranger and more surreal, adorning the English band’s dark psychedelic music with slow reggae beats and head-spinning dub-style production that is both inspired and effective. "Money" opens with the sound of bong hits and coughing instead of the cash register, then grooves to a reggae beat as guitar and organ churn out the classic riff--there’s even the signatory sax break in the middle. The group hits it just right on "Great Gig In The Sky," retaining the soaring gospel voice, while the remake of the chiming bells on "Time" reveals a bit of irreverent humor. Tearing away at the alienation of the original, this infusion of new personality makes it all work, elevating the album’s concept from the half-baked to visionary. --Tad Hendrickson

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seriously good version of a Floyd classic! March 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
With perfect timing to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary celebrations of Pink Floyd's classic, Dark Side Of The Moon, comes this ambitious, authentic and even amusing reinvention.
Using the pick of the reggae and soul community, who spent over three years on the work, Dub Side Of The Moon is one of the more outrageous attempts at reworking Floyd tunes that has come along over the years. And it works fantastically well! It might seem sacriligious to some, but I think this is a great album! A fantastic job has been done from beginning to end. If you are a purist, hate cover bands, cover versions, and the like, you will probably hate this. If, however, you enjoy hearing fresh versions of old favourites, I urge you to check this out...
The idea came about in 1999 when New York reggae label vice president Lem Oppenheimer convinced his colleagues that this was a viable concept to cover. He imagined it would "echo Dark Side's album artwork - refracting Pink Floyd's music vision through a prism of reggaes's rich rhythmic and instrumental possibilities". Gathering some of the best musicians of their genre, the producers have approached the work seriously - so seriously in fact, that the (alleged) Wizard Of Oz syncronicity apparently works throughout!
Nyabinghi drumming kicks off the album, along with the heartbeat (this bookends the album). Speak To Me, with re-recorded comments (every sound, voice, whatever - has been rerecorded in an appropriate style) moves into a nice version of Breathe, easing the listener gently into the different sound given to this very familiar work. A great vocal as well from Sluggy Ranks.
A kicking drum'n'bass version of On The Run follows. The style fits this fairly timeless synth heavy track well.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An incredible reinvention of the original May 14, 2005
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Dark side of the moon, remade, Reggae style. And it works. Second for second the same, but different, and it even claims to be 'Wizard of Oz Compatible'.

Unoforunately, the best song from this remake is not on the samples provided by Amazon - the 'Speak to Me' transitions into 'Breathe', with its familiar but Reggae feel, the experience is absolutely surreal - worth buying the album for that experience alone - expecially if you are a real fan of Pink Floyd.

As a whole, the reggae feel fits on top of the themes from Dark Side of the Moon naturally - you can easily forget what the 'original' sounds like, because you begin to think it should have sounded like this the first time around. The album has its moments though where the singer just becomes... annoying, and it goes a little over the top. Normally with an album like Dark Side, I would just get lost in the audio experience, almost meditative. While this happens with this version, the annoying singer 'pulls me out' of that a couple of times. There are just a couple of those moments though, and the do not spoil the entire experience. Prevents it from getting a '5' though.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE IS NO DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, JUST DUB! February 18, 2003
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Pink Floyd's epic 1975 album Dark Side of The Moon is one of the most listened to albums of all time without question. It is concept album of all things that drive humans mad, money, being late, war, and of course that celestial orb, the moon. Well, folks now it's 2003, and we are all very mad these days and what a better time to revisit this album for it's devine tranquility in a whole new guise. 2003 finds Dark Side of the Moon in a new mantle, a reggae infusion of the highest magnitude featuring that monstrous invention of Jamaican reggae of the seventies, Dub. Yes, Dub- that mysterious collection of reverb, sound effects and dj chatter. Easy Star records has re-created Dark Side of the Moon and pun intended, dubbed it "DUB SIDE OF THE MOON". Utilizing some of the great artists that have worked with Easy Star over the past couple of years such as the Meditations, Ranking Joe, Gary Pine (Wailers)we have something both Reggae fans and Pink Floyd fans will want to grab quickly.
Using Roots, Dub, DJ, even some techno and jungle beats, DUB SIDE OF THE MOON is something I am sure the members of Pink Floyd could agree is a loving tribute to their music, unlike some horrid "techno" redo's of some of their albums going round.
Even those who are just not "OLD" enough to enjoy the availble orchestral versions of Dark Side and other Pink Floyd material, this album does not loose you during listening unlike other "tributes", it stays to the recognizable framework of the original album. One does not expect to hear a DJ like Ranking Joe coming ripping into the mix just a bubbling, and that is what makes the magic. Also included are 3 bonus remixed tracks which use different mixes including some great horns and melodica.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Masterpiece May 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Like the album that this is a cover of, this all reggae version of "Dark Side of the Moon" is a masterpiece in its own right. Being an avid Pink Floyd fan, I could've either been completely upset with somebody ruining the album, or I could be so biased that I would have loved it no matter what. But, neither is the case here. It not only does the original album full justice but goes off on its own I couldn't be more pleased with the result.
The first time I heard was at my brothers house. I had told him to pick it up (with him having a job and me none, so he's got the cash), then forgot about it. I was over to visit one day and he just popped it on without me knowing about it. As soon as the bass dropped in for "Breath" I was, simply put, awe struck. I shut up and just listened to the entire album and was mesmorized with how good it was.
The respect and attention to detail put into this album is self-apparant and all of the hard work put into it shows. This is a quality piece of work. This is probably only the second honest 5-star review I've ever written. Do yourself a favor and listen to this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, im a huge Pink Floyd fan and ...
Great album , im a huge Pink Floyd fan and I like dub so I think this album is excellent !
Published 1 month ago by Neil Crockett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great spin on Pink Floyd
I just love this vibe. I listen to it all day. The bong sucking sound effects on a couple of tracks are hilarious. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Clutch Cargo
4.0 out of 5 stars Reggea goodness
An interesting blend of rock and roll, reggea style. Next to the original, Dark Side Of The Moon, I think this is not only a great cover, but a truely original piece. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Stephanie Brinar
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
Bought this for my Girlfriend and she loved it. The tracks were great along with the price! Like I said, buy it.
Published 7 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Without A Doubt, Best Floyd Cover
The echo of the beat that has affected at least three generations of music echoes once again. For me, it wasn't enough to attempt to cover such a legendary artist as Pink Floyd;... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Brian Rutherford
5.0 out of 5 stars The original is one of my favourite albums, this gives it a new twist.
I cannot say enough of about how much I enjoy it. Almost as good as the original, but more laid back.
Published 8 months ago by Eric Muellner
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me a beach and a beverage!
This is perfect beach music! If you like Reggae and Pink Floyd, you will love Dub Side Of The Moon!
Published 10 months ago by Gabriel Jasso
3.0 out of 5 stars This was decent but over rated.
This was decent but over rated. I just want some great music and not all the special effects. The first track was the best.
Published 13 months ago by Dennis Schafer
1.0 out of 5 stars Dub Side of the Moon
Sounds pretty funny, but I don't remember this at all ~ Checked with all my CD and guess what, never got the thing. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Linda Hamill
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Remake
Very professional and musical take on the original classic album. I would highly recommend this to all Pink Floyd/reggae lovers.
Published 13 months ago by Loren Preuss
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