Pink Floyd To Release 'Eclipse' Documentary Filmed In Western Australia

12 October 2023 | 9:19 am | Mary Varvaris

Pink Floyd will also release the 50th-anniversary edition of 'Dark Side Of The Moon' this Friday.

'Dark Side Of The Moon' pyramid

'Dark Side Of The Moon' pyramid (Source: Supplied)

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In April, Pink Floyd offered their fans to experience The Dark Side Of The Moon in the most epic fashion based in Western Australia.

Eight fans travelled to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park (Nyinggulu) in Exmouth, Western Australia, and listened to The Dark Side Of The Moon until a forecasted solar eclipse took over the sky.

The event was so superb and nerdy that Pink Floyd had it timed so Roger Waters's iconic closing lines, “But the sun is eclipsed by the moon…” from the album’s final song, Eclipse, aligned with the extraordinary moment of total eclipse at 11:29 am WST.

This Friday (13 October), a 30-minute documentary about the eclipse and their fans’ experiences will be unveiled on Pink Floyd’s YouTube channel. You can check out the teaser video below.

The documentary was created by the band’s longtime Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey PoPowell, Director Benny Trickett and Producer Fiz Oliver and tracked the affectionately named Astronome Domine Eight, who listened to Dark Side Of The Moon alongside a purpose-built pyramid on a deserted beach. 

This Friday marks another momentous occasion for Pink Floyd, with the band releasing the 50th anniversary edition of their seminal 1973 album.

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The Dark Side Of The Moon epic box set contains the original album remastered by James Guthrie on both CD (gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet) and vinyl (gatefold sleeve with original posters and stickers). It also features Blu-Ray discs and DVDs for audiophiles with Surround Sound, DTS, Dolby Atmos, and more. 

There are also two books: a 160-page hardcover book with rare black and white photographs from the 1973 & 1974 tours in the UK and US, with the band photographed by Peter Christopherson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell, and Storm Thorgerson, as well as a 76-page music book that's a songbook of the entire album. 

For replica collectors, the Dark Side Of The Moon box set also has two replicas of the 7" singles of Money with Any Colour You Like and Us And Them with Time. Pre-order the box set and check out other items here.