Darkside, A Play for Radio by Tom Stoppard, Incorporating The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
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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.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 7.52 x 5.75 x 0.43 inches; 8.54 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Pink Floyd Music
- Item model number : 28144650
- Date First Available : October 10, 2013
- Label : Pink Floyd Music
- ASIN : B00FR0GS7C
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #126,024 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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This new version offers up some good questions and thought experiments.
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...
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!
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...