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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Date: Mar 24 2003

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Dark Side of the Moon by the British band Pink Floyd is one of the most popular albums of all time. Released in 1973, it remained a top seller in the U.S. for 14 years. Over the years, new listeners kept finding the album and it continued to stay near the top of charts. It’s been 30 years since the album originally came out, but it remains an important part of music history.
Read on to learn more about Dark Side of the Moon and Pink Floyd!

Dialog

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Dark Side of the Moon is one of those albums that people often put on their list of albums they’d want if they were stuck on a deserted island for the rest of their lives. It’s so good that some people have been listening to it regularly for 30 years.
So, what makes Dark Side of the Moon so good? There are many things, but two of the most important are the lyrics written by Roger Waters and the slow psychedelic sound of the music created by the band. One of the best songs on the album is called “Wish You Were Here.” Waters wrote it about his friend and former bandmate Syd Barret. Syd became mentally ill and had to leave the group, so “Wish” is a song about loss, longing and sadness. Check out some of the lyrics:
So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
Smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

 

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Discussion

I’ve been listening to Dark Side of the Moon since about 6th grade. One of my friends had the album because his older brother gave it to him. For several months, I listened to “Wish You Were Here” every night before I went to sleep.
I still listen to Dark Side of the Moon pretty regularly. It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite albums of all time. If you haven’t heard it, you should definitely check it out.
Rock on,
Migs

 

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arman19940326

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh this is my beloved band.I’m waiting for their upcoming album “Endless river”.


This band is the best…

02:30 PM Jul 15 2014 |

hoseiny

hoseiny

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i remember once a friend of mine asked me “what does pink floid mean?” i had no idea about it so could not answer him. after a dozen of months today i saw it accidentally as an title of lessons in this site so i will answer him. thanks ebaby

07:18 AM Dec 13 2013 |

youfass

youfass

Algeria

they are the best

05:18 PM Feb 13 2013 |

praee

praee

Turkey

thanks for warning Michael :)

11:07 PM Mar 20 2011 |

praee

praee

Turkey

no way !  :))

11:05 PM Mar 20 2011 |

sunshinz

sunshinz

India

pink floyd holds the record for his album which stayed in billboad for 11 yearssssss

04:49 PM Aug 07 2008 |

anii

anii

Georgia

5!

09:19 AM Aug 04 2008 |

anii

anii

Georgia

wonderful,wonderful,wonderful. . .                                        it's the album of the century!  " no matter where you are,how near or how far. .shine on you crazy diamond. ."  i adore lyrics and everything it brings to the human race. .

09:17 AM Aug 04 2008 |

onni

onni

Thailand

so very good

03:29 AM Jan 16 2008 |

Elin0898

China

I've just downloaded Wish You Were Here & it's readily acquired,pretty comfortable rhythm,u can also try it,especially the sound of the guitar at the very beginning.Go for it!

12:21 PM Nov 07 2007 |

巫誌維

China

“Wish You Were Here”isn’t on the album.

08:42 AM Nov 07 2007 |

Amrita

Azerbaijan

Coolcool band,  i would like to listen songs of band

 

07:40 PM Nov 06 2007 |

pauldorsa

Nigeria

havent listened 2 it but think am interested & will look 4 it.am already wishing those i,m missing are here.

02:28 AM Nov 06 2007 |

duc_thinh

duc_thinh

Viet Nam

This lesson's really exciting. But I think it will be more effect if i can hear that album. right ? Laughing

05:14 PM Nov 05 2007 |

mengjie

Croatia

good

03:53 PM Nov 05 2007 |

nanxue

nanxue

China

hi

04:52 AM Nov 05 2007 |

swallow1zheng

China

Excuse me ,but I am a freshman here , could you teach me how to listen to the music ?

02:24 PM Nov 04 2007 |

laverson

laverson

Brazil

Wow, I like Pink Floyd, I have all albuns of they. In my opinion is the best band of Classic Rock of all of the times.

03:00 PM Oct 28 2007 |

Ŧңέ Ģâறє

Ŧңέ Ģâறє

United Arab Emirates

thanks

04:22 AM Oct 26 2007 |

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