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(RS) Dark Side of the Moon - The Doctored Remix (new link)
Dark Side of the Moon
The Doctored Remix
I was a DJ at WMFO in Medford, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. I had some free time on my hands so I decided to
do something different for my show to draw attention to it. After watching Classic Album's documentary DVD about the
making of Dark Side of The Moon, I thought it would be cool to hear what the album would sound like if it were "produced
The original "remix" (v1.0) was painstakingly mixed using the MFSL's Original Master Recording with loads of samples, new solo performances from David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright from that documentary DVD. It also includes rare studio
overdubs and outtakes from the filming of Live In Pompeii, was well as alternate studio versions, and live performances from
a significant moments during Floyd's career. In early 2004, I made several improvements to the "remix" and called it v2.0.
I'll have you know... I made damn sure this "remix" preserves the overall authenticity, pace, and character as it was intended.
It's already a perfect album. This is just a different way of experiencing it.
1. Speak To Me
Intro mixed from P.U.L.S.E. and Dark Side of The Moon DVD using the various voices heard through
out the album with a stereo effect applied, then mixes into...
Starts with a new rhythm electric guitar solo by David, then back to the original version before the vocals
kick in, then mixes into...
3. Traveling Sequence / On The Run
Starts with a full live version taken from the Rainbow Theater concert, February 17th, 1972, This concert was
the first official performance of �Dark Side of The Moon� and features a powerful, driving riff by David Gilmour
with a blues accent. This was eventually dropped and replaced by the now familiar sound effect and VCS3
synthesizer track. At this point in the mix, the VCS3 starts out slowly, then speeds up to the original album
version. As the track nears the end, a drone synthesizer effect, from an outtake is added, then mixes into...
4. Time / Breathe (reprise)
Starts out with the original version till just after the clocks where a demo version appears that features a much
longer rototom mix. Just after the line �you've missed the starting gun�, an isolated, new guitar solo from the
DVD blasts in then cuts back to the original album version. Just after the lyrics "Thought I'd something more to
say.", a new acoustic performance of Breathe (reprise) from David Gilmour from the DVD takes over,
then mixes into...
5. Great Gig In The Sky
Taken from the DVD this new performance by Richard Wright features only the piano. The track then slowly
fades into the original version just before Gerry Driscoll (the Irish doorman at Abby Road) says �Why should I
be frightened of dying�� then Gilmour�s lap steel guitar is added just before the vocals kick in, then mixes into...
Starts with an extended loop. The song remains unchanged until after the first guitar solo where it suddenly
mixes into a live jam session from P.U.L.S.E. with a cool stereo effect applied. It then gently glides back into
the original version, then mixes into...
7. Us And Them
Starts with the original intro where a newly recorded rhythm electric guitar solo fades in. Then a new solo
piano that's very reminiscent of the Violence Sequence takes over for a while and later mixes back to the
original album version. Halfway into the song the music almost fades out to make the voice of Roger The Hat
more audible. Roger The Hat, was a roadie for Pink Floyd during the making of the album. He was interviewed
by Roger Waters. When Waters asked Roger The Hat about the last time he got violent towards someone, he
recalls the day before when he was almost involved in an auto accident because of someone else's negligence.
He continues to explain how he tried to peacefully exchange a few brief words with the careless driver, who only
ended up adding insult to injury so Roger The Hat took it upon himself to teach the driver a valuable life lesson,
then mixes into...
8. Any Colour You Like
Starts with a live excerpt taken from the same Rainbow Theater concert as On The Run, February 17th, 1972,
then half way in, mixes back into the original album version, then mixes into...
9. Brain Damage
Starts off with the first verse as new acoustic performance by Roger Waters from the DVD. Just after the lyrics
��everyday the paperboy brings more.�, the original version quickly fades into the first chorus that includes an
overdubbed alternate guitar riff from an outtake with a slight reverb applied to the percussion. Again the acoustic
version cuts in for the second verse and chorus. After the lyric, �I�ll see you on the dark side of the moon.� the
original version fades back in just before the girls vocals kick in, then mixes into...
This track mixes out from the girls vocals and into an outtake from the recording sessions. The outtake has a
guitar bed throughout the entire track. At the end, the heartbeat is slightly louder and now bounces back and
forth from the left to the right. Also, Gerry�s original, �There's no dark side of the moon really. A matter of
fact, its all dark.�, was made louder with an additional thought, that was not on the album