Speak to Me: The Legacy of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon

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Russell Reising
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
This collection of essays provides indispensable studies of the monumental 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, from a variety of musical, cultural, literary and social perspectives. The development and change of the songs is considered closely, from the earliest recordings through to the live, filmed performance at London's Earls Court in 1994. The album is placed within the context of developments in late 1960s/early 1970s popular music, with particular focus on the use of a variety of segues between tracks which give the album a multidimensional unity.

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Contents

Life on the dark side of the moon
1
music myth and narrative structure
56
Everything under the sun is in tune Musical and structural
67
tracing tonal coherence in The Dark Side of the Moon
87
modulating between misery
104
antipsychiatry and The Dark Side of the Moon
123
the enigma of The Great Gig in the Sky
143
Brain Damage Eclipse and the mythic
158
reading The Dark Side of the Moons
177
Speak to me The influence of The Dark Side of the Moon
187
the influence of The Dark Side of the Moon on the next
208
an interview
218
an interview with Michael Goldwasser
224
Works cited
236
Index
245
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Professor Russell Reising is from the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Toledo, USA.

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