Dark Side Of The Moon Radio Play To Air Worldwide - Noise11.com
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 40th Anniversary, Noise11, photo

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 40th Anniversary

Dark Side Of The Moon Radio Play To Air Worldwide

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 12, 2013

in News

Playwright Tom Stoppard wrote the radio play, Darkside, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon.

The 54-minute play, which aired on the BBC in England on August 26, contains the majority of the music from the classic album and is voiced by Bill Nighy, Amaka Okafor, Iwan Rheon, Adrian Scarborough, Peter Marinker, and Rufus Sewell.

The recording of the program will be released on November 25 worldwide by ADA and will include a 56-page bound insert with the script for the play. All will be enclosed in a package that resembles a hard-back book.

Stoppard explained “When The Dark Side of the Moon was a new album in 1973, a friend of mine walked into my room where I was working with a copy in his hand and said ‘You really have to do a play about this album’. So, when, roughly 39-and-a-half years later, Jeff Smith from Radio 2 asked me if I’d like to do some kind of play around the 40th birthday of the Pink Floyd album, it really wasn’t a very difficult decision”.

David Gilmour said of the play “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”.

Read more at VVN Music

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, Noise11, Photo
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Console Sold For $1.8m

A ten-foot wide forty-track recording console that was used to make Pink Floyd's classic The Dark Side of the Moon album has been sold at auction for $1,807,500 (£1,441,842).

April 1, 2017
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, Noise11, Photo
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Forms Basis Of Radio Play

Playwright Tom Stoppard has created a new radio drama for BBC 2 influenced by Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon.

August 24, 2013
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, Noise11, Photo
Pink Floyd Cover Designer Storm Thorgerson Dies At 70

R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson. The man who designed Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' as well as 'Wish You Were Here' and a number of their other albums has lost his battle with cancer at age 70.

April 19, 2013
Chubby Checker The Twist
Chubby Checker Pink Floyd And Ramones Inducted Into National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress announced the 25 recordings to be placed in the National Recording Registry for 2013.

March 22, 2013
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 40th Anniversary, Noise11, photo
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Turns 40 On Sunday

This Sunday March 24 will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s classic ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.

March 19, 2013
Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
Roger Waters To Join Foo Fighters On Jimmy Fallon Show

Jimmy Fallon will hand his show over to Pink Floyd this week to mark the reissue of the classic ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ album and on Tuesday night Roger Waters will perform with Foo Fighters.

September 26, 2011
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Reissues Today

EMI Records is releasing the most comprehensive package of the classic Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ this week.

September 23, 2011