'Flaming Side Of The Moon' is intended to be played simultaneously with Pink Floyd's 1973 original
The Flaming Lips have released a companion album to Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ – click below to listen.
Titled ‘Flaming Side of the Moon’, the album is intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd’s 1973 original. The band also say that the album is “carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz“, a nod to the theorists who claim that the original album can be used as an alternative soundtrack to the cinema classic (view a synched version on YouTube here).
The band’s press release encourages listeners to pair the companion album with the quadrophonic mix of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ engineered by Alan Parsons, which was released as part of a deluxe reissue. “For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons engineered quadraphonic LP mix of Dark Side, but it will work with the album on any format,” it states.
The album will apparently be released digitally and in an extremely limited vinyl pressing of 100, which “will be distributed on vinyl to the band’s friends and family”.
Listeners may find the album hard to penetrate without playing Pink Floyd’s original at the same time, and it isn’t the first time the band have challenged listeners to play a number of albums simultaneously. The 1997 Flaming Lips album ‘Zaireeka’ was issued on four CDs intended to be started at the precise same moment, thus requiring four stereo system set-ups.
It also isn’t the first time The Flaming Lips have paid tribute to Pink Floyd’s mega-selling LP. It follows their 2009 cover version of the whole album, which featured guests including Henry Rollins and Peaches.
It was reported earlier this month that the band are currently working with artists including MGMT, Tame Impala and Miley Cyrus for a remake of The Beatles’ album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.’