Pink Floyd fans can now enjoy the band's masterpiece in Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound. A new 50th anniversary Dark Side Of The Moon boxset includes a Blu-ray disc containing a Dolby Atmos mix for the first time.
The package is perhaps the ultimate boxset. Called The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set, it comes with a bundle of fan goodies, including:
- Two CDs: one is a remaster of the original The Dark Side Of The Moon studio album, remastered by James Guthrie in a gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet; the other is The Dark Side Of The Moon Live At Wembley Empire Pool from 1974, in a gatefold sleeve with a 12-page booklet.
- Two LPs: one is the remastered studio album presented in 180g heavyweight LP in a gatefold sleeve, with original posters and stickers; the other is the same live album as above, remastered in 180g heavyweight LP in gatefold with two posters featuring designs by Ian Emes and Gerald Scarfe.
- Two audio Blu-rays: one is the original studio album in 5.1 (24-bit/96kHz) and high-resolution remastered stereo mixes (24-bit/192kHz), plus a 5.1 surround mix and stereo mix both in dts-HD MA format; the second contains the new Dolby Atmos mix, and two stereo mixes (one in 24-bit/192kHz and one in dts-HD MA).
- An audio DVD: this is the original studio album remastered in surround (Dolby Digital @448 kbps and Dolby Digital @640 kbps) and stereo (LPCM 24-bit/48kHz) mixes.
But that's not all. It also comes with two books – one 160-page hardback with rare black and white photos from the 1973 and 1974 tours of the UK and USA, one 76-page songbook of the original album – and replicas of two 7" singles (Money/Any Colour You Like; Us and Them/Time).
Collectors, credit cards at the ready. The Dark Side Of The Moon 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set is available to pre-order now, and is available from 24th March. As for the question of Money, it'll cost you £215 / $283 / AU$408.
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