Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Other | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 157 / 2-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: Warner | Autor: BSV

Tom Stoppard is a renowned British stage and screenwriter. In 1973 he succumbed to the charm of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon". When he was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 in 2012 to write a radio play for the 40th anniversary of the album, he was on fire. Thus he created the drama "Darkside", spiced with humour, about the philosophy student Emily, who gets involved in all kinds of thought experiments. The radio play was broadcast on 26 August 2013 and is now available on CD. The special thing about the 54-minute piece is that almost the entire album is played in the background (and sometimes mixed further forward). It provides the atmosphere for the spoken texts, which loosely follow the dramaturgy of the album. The CD comes in a 56-page hardcover book (design: Aubrey Powell by StormStudios) with all lyrics and a bonus CD with translations into other languages. The final accolade followed promptly: "I was fascinated by Tom's script. I can't think of anything better to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'," says David Gilmour.

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