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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.


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  • 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
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Mr. K. Love
5.0 out of 5 stars long awaited release
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